What should I know about Chantix before taking it?

Chantix is a prescription non-nicotine medication used as an aid in quitting smoking. You should start taking Chantix before you quit. You may still smoke for the first week, but after that, you should not smoke while taking Chantix. Do not take any other smoking cessation aids while using this medication. You should take care using this drug if you have kidney problems. Your doctor can advise you. Some people have changes in behavior or mood. If you are already suffering from depression, you should talk to your doctor before taking Chantix. Some people can have seizures or a serious skin reaction while taking this drug. Tell your doctor right away if you have these problems. Many people have successfully quit smoking using Chantix. You can also take advantage of quit smoking support groups or counseling.

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