How do I take CHANTIX?

How do I take CHANTIX?

CHANTIX should always be taken after eating, with a full glass (8 oz.) of water. During the first week of taking CHANTIX, your dose will gradually increase.

CHANTIX dosing
at a glance
days
1-3
Take 1 white pill (0.5 mg) daily.
days
4-7
Take 1 white pill (0.5 mg) in the morning and 1 in the evening.
DAY 8 to the
end of treatment
Take 1 blue pill (1 mg) in the morning and 1 in the evening.

Most people will take CHANTIX for 12 weeks (3 months). If you have completely quit smoking by the end of 12 weeks, your healthcare provider may prescribe CHANTIX for another 12 weeks to help you stay smoke-free. Or, if you and your healthcare provider decide that the Gradual Quit Approach is right for you, you will take CHANTIX for a total of 24 weeks.

Watch a video to learn more about getting started with CHANTIX.