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What foods and alcohol may interact with varenicline?

Certain foods may interact with varenicline (Chantix), so talk openly with your doctor about your diet and alcohol use before taking varenicline to quit smoking.

Drinking alcohol may increase the risk of drowsiness associated with varenicline. Before you begin your smoking cessation program, ask your doctor if you can safely drink alcohol while taking varenicline.

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