I have been on Chantix for 6 mths. I am still smoking. Has anyone else done/doing the same thing? I am NOT giving up!!
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replied February 2nd, 2019
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

If quitting is successful after 12 weeks, then it should be continued for another 12 weeks. You didn’t state your starting dose. Treatment should last for a total of 24 weeks and not more. Consult your doctor immediately to evaluate your options.

Wishing you best of health


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replied July 31st, 2019
I usually started with champix, The usual dose is 1mg Champix twice a day following a one week titration as follows:

Week 1

Days 1-3

0.5mg tablet once a day

Days 4-7

0.5mg tablet twice a day

Week 2-12

Day 8 until end of treatment

1mg tablet twice a day

Before starting your course of Champix you should decide on a date in the second week of treatment when you will stop smoking. You should write this date on the pack as a reminder

No. Although Champix makes giving up smoking easier, it is no substitute for willpower. You are unlikely to be able to give up smoking while taking Champix unless you are motivated to do so.
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