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Anyone used Champix tablets ?

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5y, 3m agoPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
If so , how did you do with them and have you been successful with them ?
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I would advise to stay away from them if you can and try to give up by other means. The side affects were very bad - sick feeling once a tablet taken, then once you change up to 2 x 1mg tablets the sickness starts again. They caused depression, outbursts of anger / violence not only in myself but others I spoke with in the stop smoking clinic. The list of side affects is very scary when you read through the pamphlet in the box. In the end I decided to cut down and then started using the patches to help finally quit. I hope this helps.
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I am on day 26 on champix and have been smoke free for 16 days. I have found it so much easier to stop whilst using champix and have suffered no side affects apart from a dry mouth for a couple of days.
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Yes smoked for 10 years 20 a day and whilst trying to quit, i tried other nicorette stuff and they were either too sickly for me or never worked. Then someone told me to get my doctor to recommend this stuff and was on champix around last september and come the new year i had quit. Since then have not touched a cigarette. So would definitely recommend them.

Hunterismo
I would advise to stay away from them if you can and try to give up by other means. The side affects were very bad - sick feeling once a tablet taken, then once you change up to 2 x 1mg tablets the sickness starts again. They caused depression, outbursts of anger / violence not only in myself but others I spoke with in the stop smoking clinic. The list of side affects is very scary when you read through the pamphlet in the box. In the end I decided to cut down and then started using the patches to help finally quit. I hope this helps.


My first few weeks were hard after that i stuck to the program and it worked. How did you feel sickly ?, were you smoking whilst on these by any chance, because to me i felt nothing at all, was as if i was taking paracetamol, no bad taste in mouth or after tastes. Good to hear you quit in the end though.
#4
Thanks for replies ^^^^^ some mixed reviews though , only on second day so early days, have read the leaflet and was warned of possible side effects by health advisor , prepared to put up with some of them if they help, just wanted to hear of any success stories really and to hear if they are as good as doc said .
#5
mark1967
I am on day 26 on champix and have been smoke free for 16 days. I have found it so much easier to stop whilst using champix and have suffered no side affects apart from a dry mouth for a couple of days.



Yeh , was told to set a day between 8th and 14th day to just stop ...is it right that the tablets basically stop you craving them at this point ?.....was told its more the habit of when/where you had a cig and the hand to mouth actions that usually had to deal with at this point as the tabs take away the cravings ....is that right ?
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mark1967
I am on day 26 on champix and have been smoke free for 16 days. I have found it so much easier to stop whilst using champix and have suffered no side affects apart from a dry mouth for a couple of days.


Dont stop until your told to do, even a few days of missing out on champix and you will want to start smoking again, It took me two attempts to quit and they were more or less straight one after another. I think the first time i was on these i got sidetracked and would smoke in between the early weeks and didnt give it a proper chance. Second time round i thought its this or nothing and it really worked for me, didnt find it hard either.

shopstilldrops
Thanks for replies ^^^^^ some mixed reviews though , only on second day so early days, have read the leaflet and was warned of possible side effects by health advisor , prepared to put up with some of them if they help, just wanted to hear of any success stories really and to hear if they are as good as doc said .


Aslong as you dont smoke any cigarettes after the first or second week (i forgot how many weeks it is when your told to give them up and stay on these instead). Just keep taking them do as youve been told, follow it all the way and finish the whole course, keep yourself busy and away from anything related to cigarettes. By the time you have done all that i cant imagine anyone not have quit at the end. Good luck
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blineboy
mark1967
I am on day 26 on champix and have been smoke free for 16 days. I have found it so much easier to stop whilst using champix and have suffered no side affects apart from a dry mouth for a couple of days.


Dont stop until your told to do, even a few days of missing out on champix and you will want to start smoking again, It took me two attempts to quit and they were more or less straight one after another. I think the first time i was on these i got sidetracked and would smoke in between the early weeks and didnt give it a proper chance. Second time round i thought its this or nothing and it really worked for me, didnt find it hard either.

shopstilldrops
Thanks for replies ^^^^^ some mixed reviews though , only on second day so early days, have read the leaflet and was warned of possible side effects by health advisor , prepared to put up with some of them if they help, just wanted to hear of any success stories really and to hear if they are as good as doc said .


Aslong as you dont smoke any cigarettes after the first or second week (i forgot how many weeks it is when your told to give them up and stay on these instead). Just keep taking them do as youve been told, follow it all the way and finish the whole course, keep yourself busy and away from anything related to cigarettes. By the time you have done all that i cant imagine anyone not have quit at the end. Good luck




Cheers , gonna give a damn good try and hopefully i will be successful like you ..:)
Just wondering if ive chose a bad time ....kids off school, driving me mad etc !!!......oh well at least there keeping me busy ..
1 Like #8
my husband used all other methods of quit smoking. finally he had champix and hasn't smoked for two years :-)

yay
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shopstilldrops
mark1967
I am on day 26 on champix and have been smoke free for 16 days. I have found it so much easier to stop whilst using champix and have suffered no side affects apart from a dry mouth for a couple of days.



Yeh , was told to set a day between 8th and 14th day to just stop ...is it right that the tablets basically stop you craving them at this point ?.....was told its more the habit of when/where you had a cig and the hand to mouth actions that usually had to deal with at this point as the tabs take away the cravings ....is that right ?


Champix reduces the cravings and i found it quite easy to ignore them. At times i felt that i would like a cig rather than i have to have a cig right now or else i will go mad. I have smoked for 24 years and thought i could never pack it in but doing ok at the moment and determined never to smoke again. Good luck, hope you can do it.
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shopstilldrops
mark1967
I am on day 26 on champix and have been smoke free for 16 days. I have found it so much easier to stop whilst using champix and have suffered no side affects apart from a dry mouth for a couple of days.



Yeh , was told to set a day between 8th and 14th day to just stop ...is it right that the tablets basically stop you craving them at this point ?.....was told its more the habit of when/where you had a cig and the hand to mouth actions that usually had to deal with at this point as the tabs take away the cravings ....is that right ?


You wont need the nicotine from cigarettes after your first or second week as the tablets will be providing your body with that, so having a cigarette would be pointless and it will actually make you feel sick as you will have a greater nicotine intake in your body then normal. Hence why i asked the first poster was he smoking whilst on these.

It could be better for you as you have said it will keep you busy, and that will be a big help keeping your mind elsewhere. Also once your on these for a few weeks you wont even want a cigarette tbh, so i wouldnt worry, youll be fine :)

Edited By: blineboy on Aug 12, 2011 13:01
#11
After the 9th day (my quit date) I didnt pick up a cigarette until the doctor agreed it wasnt the option for me. I smoked for a few weeks to cut down and the patches did the rest. The doctor advised everyone reacts differently and some feel sick, some have only a dry mouth, some have alot of symptoms and others have no symptoms at all. To the OP I wish you luck. If you do take Champix and you see or advised you show any signs of depression or outbursts of anger / agression go straight to the doctors.
blineboy
Yes smoked for 10 years 20 a day and whilst trying to quit, i tried other nicorette stuff and they were either too sickly for me or never worked. Then someone told me to get my doctor to recommend this stuff and was on champix around last september and come the new year i had quit. Since then have not touched a cigarette. So would definitely recommend them.

Hunterismo
I would advise to stay away from them if you can and try to give up by other means. The side affects were very bad - sick feeling once a tablet taken, then once you change up to 2 x 1mg tablets the sickness starts again. They caused depression, outbursts of anger / violence not only in myself but others I spoke with in the stop smoking clinic. The list of side affects is very scary when you read through the pamphlet in the box. In the end I decided to cut down and then started using the patches to help finally quit. I hope this helps.

My first few weeks were hard after that i stuck to the program and it worked. How did you feel sickly ?, were you smoking whilst on these by any chance, because to me i felt nothing at all, was as if i was taking paracetamol, no bad taste in mouth or after tastes. Good to hear you quit in the end though.
suspended#12
I tried champix and they never worked for me. A few years age i tried Zyban and they were fab!!
I did quit on zyban but due to lack of determination and all my collegues smoking i started again.
If these tablets work for you they are great! Try Zyban in the future if Champix dont work!
Good Luck!!
banned#13
blineboy

You wont need the nicotine from cigarettes after your first or second week as the tablets will be providing your body with that, so having a cigarette would be pointless and it will actually make you feel sick as you will have a greater nicotine intake in your body then normal. Hence why i asked the first poster was he smoking whilst on these.

It could be better for you as you have said it will keep you busy, and that will be a big help keeping your mind elsewhere. Also once your on these for a few weeks you wont even want a cigarette tbh, so i wouldnt worry, youll be fine :)


Champix don't contain nicotine at all, so how do they provide the body with nicotine? It thought it worked along the lines of blocking the receptors or something?

They can also cause very bad side effects and have been linked to suicide attempts in the US, and bad depression.
Having said that I didn't have any side effects I couldn't cope with (nightmares and feeling sick were the main 2) and I did stop smoking, started again though.
#14
colinsunderland
blineboy

You wont need the nicotine from cigarettes after your first or second week as the tablets will be providing your body with that, so having a cigarette would be pointless and it will actually make you feel sick as you will have a greater nicotine intake in your body then normal. Hence why i asked the first poster was he smoking whilst on these.

It could be better for you as you have said it will keep you busy, and that will be a big help keeping your mind elsewhere. Also once your on these for a few weeks you wont even want a cigarette tbh, so i wouldnt worry, youll be fine :)


Champix don't contain nicotine at all, so how do they provide the body with nicotine? It thought it worked along the lines of blocking the receptors or something?

They can also cause very bad side effects and have been linked to suicide attempts in the US, and bad depression.
Having said that I didn't have any side effects I couldn't cope with (nightmares and feeling sick were the main 2) and I did stop smoking, started again though.


sorry your right, "Champix works primarily in two ways. Firstly, it reduces the smoker's craving for nicotine by binding to nicotine receptors in the brain and reduces the symptoms of withdrawal. Secondly, it reduces the satisfaction a smoker receives when smoking a cigarette."

Reason i must have said that is because when having cigarettes along with these i felt sickly, and one of the workers at our local stop smoking service advised me not to smoke as i didnt need nicotine. I guess it was a good way of thinking that if i was to smoke i would feel as if i had just smoked a whole pack. so yeah it will do the work without smoking. Plus its been 8 months now since ive stopped being on these so have forgot how they work.
#15
How does it work?
Champix tablets contain the active ingredient varenicline, which is a medicine used to help people who are addicted to nicotine to give up smoking. It acts in the brain, but is not the same as nicotine replacement therapy.

Varenicline is a type of medicine called a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist. This means that it acts on the same receptors in the brain as nicotine.

Varenicline works by stimulating the nicotinic receptors in the brain. This produces an effect that relieves the craving and withdrawal symptoms you can get when you stop smoking.

At the same time, varenicline blocks nicotine from acting on the nicotinic receptors. This prevents any nicotine inhaled in tobacco smoke from having a rewarding and enjoyable effect.

You should set a date on which you will stop smoking and start taking this medicine one to two weeks beforehand. This is because the medicine needs time to start working.

The dose is increased gradually in the first week of treatment (follow the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist) and the medicine should then be taken twice a day for 12 weeks. If you have successfully managed to stop smoking at the end of 12 weeks, your doctor may offer you a further 12 week course of treatment.

The tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. They can be taken with or without food.

You should seek help and support as much as possible while giving up smoking, even while taking this medicine, as this will increase your chance of success. Your doctor, practice nurse or local pharmacist can all provide this support.
#16
Forget champix.

Get someone to rub the filters of a full pack of cigs in their "crack" then keep that box with you. It'll stop you ever sparking up and make you laugh when any one ever asks you for a cigarette every time they take a pull.
banned#17
Phew.. Im so glad I dont waste £7 a packet of fags!

Will power is the only way. Suck it up ( and be prepared to put on weight!)

Good luck... think of how may 99p bikes you'll be able to buy! X)

lol.. You wont regret it.. and that was a genuine good luck.
banned#18
bargain surfer
Forget champix.

Get someone to rub the filters of a full pack of cigs in their "crack" then keep that box with you. It'll stop you ever sparking up and make you laugh when any one ever asks you for a cigarette every time they take a pull.


oooer... thats freaky!
#19
bargain surfer
Forget champix.

Get someone to rub the filters of a full pack of cigs in their "crack" then keep that box with you. It'll stop you ever sparking up and make you laugh when any one ever asks you for a cigarette every time they take a pull.

If I do it on my wife's butt crack I'd be smoking 100 a day!
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#20
Mind you I can see how it'd work with yours. :D

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#21
They work for some people.
They can also provoke severe depression, verging on suicidal.
With such diverse outcomes possible, I am surprised they are licensed.
banned 1 Like #22
they work had a few friends quit by using them but there can be side affects if you suffer from depression then these are a no no but 1 side affect is wet dreams

I decided the only way to do it is to just stop its very easy but you have to want to not just say you want to.
suspended#23
virus
They work for some people.
They can also provoke severe depression, verging on suicidal.
With such diverse outcomes possible, I am surprised they are licensed.


churchill
they work had a few friends quit by using them but there can be side affects if you suffer from depression then these are a no no but 1 side affect is wet dreams

I decided the only way to do it is to just stop its very easy but you have to want to not just say you want to.


Op has either quit now, or give up quitting. Either way... problem solved (_;)
#24
Yeh been off them for 14 weeks now :).....next5 thing to quit is HUKD !!!!!!!!!!
Oh and to whoever who has been looking at profile and bumping threads .....:p
suspended 1 Like #25
shopstilldrops
Yeh been off them for 14 weeks now:).....next5 thing to quit is HUKD !!!!!!!!!!
Oh and to whoever who has been looking at profile and bumping threads .....:p


Are you telling porkies again? :p
#26
jonny619447
shopstilldrops
Yeh been off them for 14 weeks now:).....next5 thing to quit is HUKD !!!!!!!!!!
Oh and to whoever who has been looking at profile and bumping threads .....:p


Are you telling porkies again? :p




Lol, NO..............and guessed what i /we have saved .............99p ..........................only joking we have saved @ £600......................ooooh how many bikes we could buy with that , lol
banned#27
jonny619447
virus
They work for some people.
They can also provoke severe depression, verging on suicidal.
With such diverse outcomes possible, I am surprised they are licensed.

churchill
they work had a few friends quit by using them but there can be side affects if you suffer from depression then these are a no no but 1 side affect is wet dreams

I decided the only way to do it is to just stop its very easy but you have to want to not just say you want to.

Op has either quit now, or give up quitting. Either way... problem solved (_;)

didnt see it was old thread whats virus doing crackhead :D
#28
churchill
jonny619447
virus
They work for some people.
They can also provoke severe depression, verging on suicidal.
With such diverse outcomes possible, I am surprised they are licensed.


churchill
they work had a few friends quit by using them but there can be side affects if you suffer from depression then these are a no no but 1 side affect is wet dreams

I decided the only way to do it is to just stop its very easy but you have to want to not just say you want to.


Op has either quit now, or give up quitting. Either way... problem solved (_;)


didnt see it was old thread whats virus doing crackhead :D


lol, just a tad isnt he .......anyways 14 wks and fag free!!!



But to be honest i could murder one now :(

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