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What drugs may interact with Chantix?

Some medications cannot be taken at the same time as Chantix (varenicline). This is not true for all medications, however. Before taking Chantix, tell your doctor all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking. Your doctor will assess your medications and supplements, and determine if you can safely take Chantix.
Nina Evans
Pharmacy
The primary drug that interacts with Chantix (varenicline) is nicotine; tell your doctor if you are taking any medications that contain nicotine, including any to help you quit smoking. Chantix also interacts with blood thinners you may take for your heart (such as Coumadin), drugs you take for asthma (especially if they contain theophylline), and insulin you may take if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Before you take Chantix, tell your doctor all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal supplements and recreational drugs you are taking.

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