What foods and alcohol may interact with Chantix?

Nina Evans
No specific foods interact with Chantix (varenicline), so you don't need to change your diet. Continue eating normally unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You can drink alcohol too, but be aware that Chantix may make you drowsy. Alcohol can intensify this drowsiness. While you would never (ever!) drink and drive, doing so while taking Chantix may be especially dangerous.
Certain foods may interact with Chantix (varenicline), so talk openly with your doctor about your diet and alcohol consumption before taking Chantix to quit smoking. Some people have reported that Chantix has increased the intoxicating effects of alcohol. While you are taking Chantix, don't drink alcohol in excess, especially until you know how Chantix affects you. 

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