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What should seniors know before taking varenicline?

Findings on varenicline (Chantix) have not revealed problems that would keep seniors from using this smoking cessation medication. But talk with your doctor about your medical history and overall health. If you have kidney conditions that are related to aging, your doctor will use caution when prescribing varenicline. He or she may adjust the dose of varenicline accordingly.

There is evidence that varenicline may increase the risk of heart attack in people with cardiovascular disease.

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