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If I am pregnant, is it safe to take varenicline?

Do not take varenicline (Chantix) while pregnant. Varenicline is listed as a category C drug for all trimesters during pregnancy. This means that either adverse effects of varenicline have been found in animal studies or that no animal studies have been performed. It may be that there are few or no adequate clinical trials performed on women who are pregnant. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation alternatives if you're pregnant.

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