Should I worry about allergies with Chantix?

Before taking Chantix (varenicline), talk to your doctor about any allergies you have now or have had previously. This includes allergies to molds, foods, dyes, preservatives, additives and pets. There is some risk of an allergic reaction with Chantix, so be sure to tell your doctor about your medical history. Read the ingredients and instructions listed on the Chantix label to learn more about the risk of allergies with this smoking cessation medication.
Nina Evans
Instead of worrying about the allergy risks of Chantix (varenicline), get informed. Some people are allergic to some of the ingredients in Chantix. Talk to your doctor about any allergies you have before you start taking this medication. Call your doctor if you get a rash while taking Chantix -- especially one that blisters. And seek immediate medical attention by calling 911 if you experience any signs of a serious allergic reaction, including hives on your skin, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.

Continue Learning about Dependency Agent

What is varenicline (Chantix)?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Varenicline (Chantix) is approved by the FDA to help people quit smoking. It is thought to reduce ni...
More Answers
What are the side effects of varenicline?
Dr. Frank T. Leone, MDDr. Frank T. Leone, MD
Varenicline can be used to help you stop smoking, as it reduces the urge to smoke. However, it may c...
More Answers
What should I know before taking varenicline?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Bupropion and varenicline have been shown to help people with schizophrenia quit smoking. But relaps...
More Answers
How effective is varenicline?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Studies show that people who use varenicline at the recommended dose of 2 mg a day are 3 times more ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.