What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting CHANTIX?

What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting CHANTIX?

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Before taking CHANTIX, tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had depression or other mental health problems. You should also tell your healthcare provider about any symptoms you had during other times you tried to quit smoking, with or without CHANTIX.

Before you take CHANTIX, also tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • Use other treatments to quit smoking. Using CHANTIX with a nicotine patch may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and tiredness to happen more often than if you just use a nicotine patch alone.
  • Have kidney problems or get kidney dialysis. Your healthcare provider may prescribe a lower dose of CHANTIX for you.
  • Have a history of seizures
  • Drink alcohol
  • Have heart or blood vessel problems
  • Have any other medical conditions
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if CHANTIX will harm your unborn baby.
  • Are breastfeeding. It is not known if CHANTIX passes into breast milk. If you breastfeed and take CHANTIX, monitor your baby for seizures as well as spitting up or vomiting more than normal.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Your healthcare provider may need to change the dose of some of your medicines when you stop smoking.

You should not use CHANTIX while using other medicines to quit smoking. Tell your healthcare provider if you use other treatments to quit smoking.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

For help starting the conversation with your healthcare provider, click here.