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What CHANTIX does to your brain?

What CHANTIX does to your brain?

The bottom line Chantix works by delivering a one-two punch to smoking: It blocks nicotine from reaching receptors in the brain, which breaks the pleasure cycle of habitual smoking, and prevents cravings by releasing small amounts of dopamine.

Does CHANTIX affect mental health?

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) don’t appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests.

How long are you supposed to stay on CHANTIX?

You should take CHANTIX for the full 12 or 24 weeks (3 or 6 months), depending on the quit approach you and your healthcare provider decide is right for you.

When did I stop smoking after taking Chantix?

I started taking Chantix on 2/5/2021. I started losing the desire to smoke after my 4th day. 2/12/2021 was my last day smoking and at that point I was only smoking just because it was a habit. I stopped taking the pills on the 13th day.

How did my aunt find out about Chantix?

I heard about Chantix from my aunt who used it to quit smoking about 2 years ago and she swore it was a “miracle” pill. I wish I would have listened to her back then.

How long does Chantix take to start working?

I have had no side effects yet or dreams except for this morning I got nauseated after I took it then it went away. 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, it works better with behavioral changes as well, the impulse to smoke (as you know) can be strong enough or override these helpers.

Are there any side effects to taking Chantix?

After 1 week of taking chantix both my testicles swelled as big as my closed fists. It has been a month of chronic pain and having to double up of the dosage of lysix (fluid pills) medication. Looks like I’ll be a smoker until I find something that doesn’t make me feel like I’m dying.

I have had no side effects yet or dreams except for this morning I got nauseated after I took it then it went away. 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, it works better with behavioral changes as well, the impulse to smoke (as you know) can be strong enough or override these helpers.

When did the FDA start warning about Chantix?

On July 1, 2009, the FDA mandated that the manufacturers of Chantix, Zyban, and Wellbutrin carry a new Boxed Warning on product labels that inform health care providers and the public of the potential risks associated with the use of these drugs.

How did Carter Albrecht find out about Chantix?

He tracked down the story on a CBS Website. It was a sensational report on Carter Albrecht, a Dallas musician formerly with Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. Albrecht had started taking Chantix with his fiancée, with seemingly dramatic side effects. She claimed he had had bizarre hallucinations that worsened when he drank.

Why are Chantix and Zyban still on the market?

That said, the fact that Chantix and Zyban are still on the market speaks to the good that these quit aids are doing. With a person dying a tobacco-related death every 8 seconds somewhere in the world, day in and day out, 365 days a year, we can safely say that tobacco use is the grand-daddy of all risks that smokers should be concerned with.