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Do I need a prescription for Chantix?

Nina Evans
Pharmacy
You need a prescription to get Chantix (varenicline). Chantix is a medication your doctor may prescribe to help you quit smoking. Getting a prescription for Chantix or a similar medication should be part of your overall plan to quit smoking effectively. Getting support from quit lines or support groups can also be hugely beneficial. Your doctor can help you set up a comprehensive plan, making your quit day cause for celebration.
Chantix (varenicline) is only available with a doctor's prescription. If you want to stop smoking cigarettes, see your doctor to find out if Chantix is right for you. When used in combination with a support system or counseling, Chantix helps to ease nicotine addiction and smoking withdrawal symptoms.
 
 

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