Thanks for all your stories and comments about the pros and cons of Champix.
As you know the process of quitting smoking is different for everyone. There are many different methods that people use to quit, some of which include:
• going cold turkey
• using support services like iCanQuit and Quitline
• using NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) products such as patches, lozenges etc
• using prescribed medication such as Champix.
Many people find prescribed quit medication like Champix really useful in helping them to quit smoking. But as with any medication, there can be side effects. It is really important to discuss these potential side effects with your GP or health professional. You can also call NSW Quitline on 137848. The side effects don’t affect everyone who uses the medication but you need to be aware up-front so you can minimise any potential risks to you.
Although we don’t often engage in the iCanQuit forum, we think it’s important that you have access to current information about Champix. This will help you make an informed decisions about whether or not Champix is right for you. We must stress again that Champix is a prescription only medicine, so if you’re thinking about using this drug it is essential to talk to your doctor to decide if it’s right for you.
If you’d like to do some further reading about Champix, information is available from NPS MedicineWise:
You’ll find more detailed information available about the different quit methods in the Quit Guide tab of iCanQuit.
The iCanQuit team
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