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Do you want to stop smoking but are afraid of the cravings? Maybe you’ve tried several times but just can’t get past the withdrawal symptoms?

That’s where Champix can help. A stop smoking treatment, it has helped many people reach their goal to become a non-smoker. Buy Champix online and get it the next working day.

Courses from only £21.25 per week

Buy Champix online and become a non-smoker

The good news is you don’t even need to leave your house to get Champix pills, despite the fact it’s a prescription medication. Simply fill in our online questionnaire and one of our UK registered clinicians will give you a choice of the most suitable treatments. No doctor’s appointments and no pharmacy queues.

In other words, no hassle.

Why should I use Champix to stop smoking?

The simple answer to that is that it can help, particularly if you’ve tried to quit before but haven’t been able to. By managing the cravings and reducing the withdrawal symptoms, the things that most people find difficult when quitting smoking, it increases your chances of success.[1] In the battle of stopping smoking, it could be the secret weapon that makes all the difference.

Where can I buy Champix online in the UK?

It’s not possible to buy Champix over the counter in the UK. As it’s a prescription medication, a pharmacist or clinician will need to understand the reason why you’re using Champix and any safety concerns that are specific to you. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that buying Champix needs to be hard work.

When you’re buying prescription medications online, it’s vital that you choose a UK registered online pharmacy. All of EveAdam’s clinicians are UK registered and our service focuses on safety, privacy and ease of use. What’s more, our subscription plans mean you can get your repeat medication as and when you need it, with your first delivery arriving the next working day in discreet packaging.

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Last updated 19/07/2021

What you need to know about Champix tablets

What is Champix?

Champix is a prescription medication that helps to manage cravings and other withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking. Unlike some stop smoking aids, it’s a prescription medication whose use will need to be monitored.

Using Champix to stop smoking

Are there different Champix doses?

Varenicline and Champix: what’s the difference?

What is the Champix starter pack?

Buy Champix online and take back control

How does Champix work?

While we’ve spoken about Champix use, you’re probably wondering exactly how it works. What does the medication do to help minimise cravings and withdrawal symptoms?

Champix works by blocking the receptors in the brain that are affected by nicotine. This means nicotine no longer produces the ‘feel good’ hormone response of dopamine. Without the release of dopamine, the short term pleasurable effects from smoking which cause cravings are prevented.

How to take Champix

Smoking while taking Champix

How to take Champix tablets after week two

What should I do about Champix missed doses?

What to do if you take too much Champix

Champix common side effects

You may not experience side effects, but the following symptoms are very common, affecting more than one in 10 patients: nausea, inflammation of the nasal passages, insomnia, nightmares and headaches.

Affecting less than one in 10 patients, the following symptoms are considered common: appetite changes, weight gain, dizziness, coughing, chest infections, loss of breath, rashes, itching, muscle and joint pains, fatigue, changes in taste, digestive issues and a dry mouth.

When to see a doctor

Champix and allergic reactions

Zyban and Champix: which is best?

There isn’t a “best” treatment as such for stopping smoking. It depends on you and your body. Therefore, comparing doesn’t really work in the same way you might compare the most effective treatments. Champix and Zyban have both been proven to help some people,[4] compared to quitting cold turkey.

Studies show that long term there is no significant difference between Champix and Zyban in terms of efficacy, but results can vary greatly from person to person.[5]

Other factors may also change what is best for you, such as other medications you’re taking and tolerance to each medication’s ingredients. Your prescribing clinician can help you make the best and safest choice.

Champix or over the counter products?

Alternative stop smoking methods

Champix SAFETY INFO

You should always read the patient information leaflet and packaging that comes with Champix before use. 

When is it not safe to use Champix?

You should not take Champix if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

There is also a heightened risk for mental health issues that you should be aware of in case they present. If you are prone to mental illness, let your prescriber know. You should also discontinue use and seek medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms: suicidal thoughts, depression and agitation.

Taking Champix with other medications

References

[1],[4] Kasza, K.A. Et al. 2012. Effectiveness of stop‐smoking medications: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey. S.S.A. U.S.A. Wiley Online Library. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04009.x

[2] Jiang, B. Et al. 2016. Effectiveness of varenicline and counselling for smoking cessation in an observational cohort study in China. BMJ Open. China. BMJ Journals. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/1/e009381

[3] Stead, L.F. Lancaster, T. 2017. Individual behavioural counselling for smoking cessation. Cochrane Library. U.S.A. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001292.pub3/full

[5] Ramazan Benli, A. Et al. 2017 A comparison of the efficacy of varenicline and bupropion and an evaluation of the effect of the medications in the context of the smoking cessation programme. Tobacco Induced Disease U.S.A. http://www.tobaccoinduceddiseases.org/A-comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-varenicline-and-bupropion-and-an-evaluation-of-the,69719,0,2.html

[6] Carim-Todd, L, Et al. 2013. Mind–body practices: An alternative, drug-free treatment for smoking cessation? A systematic review of the literature. Drug and Alcohol Dependance. U.K. Science Direct. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0376871613001439?via%3Dihub

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