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Do I need a prescription for varenicline?

Varenicline (Chantix) is only available with a doctor's prescription. If you want to stop smoking cigarettes, see your doctor to find out if varenicline will work for you. When used in conjunction with professional counseling or a stop-smoking program, varenicline helps to ease nicotine addiction and smoking withdrawal symptoms.
 
 

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