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Varenicline Tartrate

Varenicline Tartrate is a non-nicotine prescription tablet develop specifically to help people quit smoking. It helps smokers give up on smoking and is suitable for smokers 18 years and above.

Smoking addiction is both psychological and physical. You become addicted the nicotine. When you smoke, the nicotine receptors in your brain quickly become switched on, which drive the smoker’s brain to crave for more cigars. When you quit, your addiction causes real withdrawal symptoms. Smoking addiction is also psychological because smoking becomes part of your daily routine. So cutting down on this routine means you also have to change your daily habits.

Varenicline a partial nicotinic agonist that acts on the sites in the brain most affected by nicotine. It helps smokers quit in two ways:

  1. It partially stimulates the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain that are affected by nicotine which gives smokers mild-nicotinic-like effects. This produces an effect that will help relieve your cravings and withdrawal symptoms you get when you stop smoking. However, it is not the same as nicotine replacement therapy.
  2. It can stop nicotine from attaching to the nicotine receptors while you are smoking. This prevents any nicotine that you’ve inhaled from having a rewarding and enjoyable effect.

Why Buy Varenicline Tartrate?

Varenicline Tartrate can help double your chances of successfully quitting smoking. It helps treat nicotine addiction by reducing cravings and by decreasing the pleasurable effects of cigars and other tobacco products. It improves your chances of long-term quit without making you gain weight, unlike other smoking cessation aid. It’s even safe to use if you have kidney and liver problems.

Varenicline Tartrate is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for medical use for up to 12 weeks since May 2006. In research conducted during 2005, Varenicline Tartrate has proven to be more effective than other smoking aid that smokers were three times more likely to quit that other placebo treatment. 20% of people treated with Varenicline Tartrate remain abstinent from smoking at one year. 

How to Take Varenicline Tartrate?

Varenicline is usually prescribed for 12 weeks because it takes around 12 weeks for the nicotine receptor cells in your brain to switch off or regulate down.

There are 3 ways that you can use Varenicline to help you quit smoking:

  • Have a quit date. You may start taking 1 tablet 7 days before your quit date then take it for 12 weeks.
  • Take it before you choose a quit date then pick a date to quit that is between days 8 and days 35 of the treatment. Take this for 12 weeks.
  • If you are not sure whether you can quit smoking or not, start taking it and then reduce the number of cigars you smoke during the first 12 weeks of your treatment. Reduce smoking by 50% baseline during the first 4 weeks. Continue reducing smoking until you completely abstain by 12 weeks. Continue taking it for another 12 weeks for a total of 24 weeks of treatment.

If you have successfully stopped smoking at the end of 12 weeks, it is recommended that you continue using it for another 12 weeks to further increase the long-term abstinence.

What are the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal?

Trying to quit smoking with or without Varenicline may cause withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Anger
  • Depressed mood
  • Urge to smoke
  • Frustration
  • Decrease heart rate
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Increased appetite
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling anxious
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Worsening of mental health problems

What are the side effects of Varenicline Tartrate?

Serious allergic reactions include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, gums, tongue, throat or neck
  • Blisters in the mouth
  • Hives

Things to Remember

  • Varenicline Tartrate will help you increase your chances of giving up on smoking but it won’t make you give up. It’s used along with other nicotine replacement therapy such as using nicotine patches and chewing gum to help you reduce the number of cigars you smoke and cut down the amount of chemical substance you inhaled.
  • This nicotine agonist can make you feel dizzy or sleepy. Avoid doing activities like driving until you know that this medicine won’t affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
  • Limit your alcohol intake while using Varenicline.
  • Before using this, inform your healthcare provider if you:
    • Use other treatments to help you quit smoking
    • Have kidney problems or you are getting a dialysis
    • Have a history of seizures
    • Are drinking alcohols
    • Have heart problems
    • Have other medical conditions
  • Do not use this if you are:
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Allergic to any of its ingredients
  • Use this in a lower dose if you have:
    • Kidney problems
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Psychiatric illness like depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
    • Epilepsy
  • Ideas to help you deal with your withdrawal symptoms and smoking cravings:
    • Occupy your hands by doing something such as knitting or sewing
    • Brush your teeth
    • Eat something healthy
    • Chew a gum
    • Call a friend
    • Take a shower
    • Write a letter
  • Some people experience worsening of their mental health problems such as changes in their thinking or behavior. Agitation, depressed mood or suicidal thoughts. These symptoms are often begun after taking Varenicline or after several weeks of treatment. These symptoms happen in people who had a history of mental health problems. If this happens, stop taking the medication right away and inform your physician. In most cases, these symptoms often go away after stopping your medication. So, before taking this tell your health care provider if you have ever been depressed or experiences any mental health problems.
  • This medication is not suitable for children below 16 years of age. Studies have shown that this drug is not effective in children. It’s not either proven to be safe and effective with other smoking medicines.
  • Do not use this if you are allergic to any of its active ingredients. Symptoms of serious allergic reactions include severe skin rashes, blistering or peeling and sores in the mouth.

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