- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Chantix* used for?
Generic for Chantix* (Varenicline) is a smoking cessation drug, which is prescribed to help smokers stop smoking. This drug targets nicotine receptors in the brain as regular smokers are addicted to nicotine. It reduces smoking urge as well as nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as nicotine craving, restlessness, irritability, dizziness, constipation, and so on. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Chantix*?
The dosage of Generic for Chantix* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Chantix* after food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Chantix*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Chantix* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Chantix*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Chantix*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Chantix*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Chantix*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Chantix*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Chantix* can interact with blood thinners and nicotine replacement therapy.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Chantix*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Chantix* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Chantix* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Chantix* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Chantix* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Chantix* can cause side effects such as nausea, constipation, headache, gas, insomnia, unusual dreams, fatigue, dizziness, dry mouth, diarrhea, vomiting, and indigestion. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are shortness of breath, depression, mood swings, rash, and difficulty swallowing. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Chantix*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Chantix*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Chantix* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Chantix*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Chantix*?
How will Generic for Chantix* work in my body?
How should Generic for Chantix* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Chantix* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Chantix*, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, or a history of mental illness. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Caution needs to be exercised while driving or operating machinery.