information taken from
Side effects that have been reported to
date include the following:
Vomitting and nausea
Sleep disturbances and
Changes in the way food
Suicidal thoughts (see
Of the above side
effects, the most commonly reported one is nausea. If you get any
other side effects that you think may be attributable to Champix,
let your doctor know straight away. The less common side effects are
detailed on the leaflet in the tablet packet.
It is not yet known
whether or not it is safe to use Champix alongside nicotine
replacement products such as chewing gum and patches.
Champix has not been studied in children
and should not be taking by young people who are under 18 years of
What does my
doctor need to know?
Your doctor needs to
if you suffer from kidney
problems or you are on dialysis. It may be appropriate for you to
receive a lower dose.
if you are pregnant. The
effects of Champix on the foetus are not known and it would be
better if you gave up smoking before getting pregnant.
if you are breast
feeding. Champix may pass into breast milk and other ways of feeding
your baby may be appropriate if you are currently taking the drug,
if you have suffered from
depression or any psychiatric illnesses in the past.
All medicines and herbal
pills that you are taking, whether they are prescription drugs or
Suicide / Pychosis / Suicidal Thoughts
have recently been a number of reports purporting to link Champix
with an increased risk of depression, psychosis, suicidal thoughts
or in the worst case scenario, suicide.
So far, a definitive
causal link has not been established, although further research is
needed. It could be that stopping smoking itself is the trigger for
the suicidal thoughts. However, it would be adviseable that if you
have suffered from depression in the past, or if you start to take
Champix and you notice any of the following symptoms:
Changes in behaviour
Suicidal thoughts or
You should inform your
doctor immediately andstop
taking the drug.
It is the choice of our UK
National Health Service to prescribe this drug USING PUBLIC MONEY. Certain
members of the same Health Service have been known to deliberately understate
the success of Hypnosis.
UNPLEASANT SIDE EFFECTS WITH HYPNOSIS
and as long as you are
determined to quit, it is highly effective.
claimed success rate in excess of 80%, a visit to a Hypnotherapist is widely
regarded as one of the most successful ways to QUIT SMOKING