Chantix: Disenchanting Smokers from Nicotine

by Medindia Content Team on  August 18, 2006 at 7:14 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Chantix: Disenchanting Smokers from Nicotine
The drug licensing body in America has approved the new anti-smoking drug called Chantix, which acts by imitating the effect of nicotine on the body. Research on the effects of this drug on its users showed that almost half of the users were able to completely quit smoking, which has prompted the European regulators to consider its use in United Kingdom.

The drug, which will be marketed in the UK under the name Champix, effectively blocks the withdrawal symptoms. Manufactured by Pfizer, the global pharmaceutical company, the anti-smoking pill will help many give up on the habit.

Research has indicated that the pill may have some side effects- nausea, but this can be offset when the doses are well spaced out. Statistics have shown that about 12 million adults in the UK smoke and about 114,000 deaths in the UK occur just due to smoking, this pill might just be what the doctor ordered.


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I used Chantix and had great success. It definitely blocks those nicotine receptors in the brain.I think we'll be hearing alot about this drug in the near future.It really helped me quit!!!
guest Wednesday, January 31, 2007
This story vastly overstates the potential of Chantix to help smokers quit. In the three comparable and support intense Chantix studies only 1 in 5 users succeeded in quitting for one-year. Real-world use will likely see Chantix's performance fall to less than 1 in 10. I've written a critical review of Pfizer's Chantix (varenicline) studies at the following link: Smokers want an effective intervention and I wish I could state otherwise but Chantix isn't it. John R. Polito Nicotine Cessation Educator
johnpolito Saturday, September 2, 2006
i am really happy i found somthing to help me stop smoking. Can i smoke for the first few days? If not please let me know before i start this.
guest Sunday, August 20, 2006

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