What Is Champix?

Champix is a medication that is used by chronic smokers that are having severe difficulty giving up smoking. It is not to be confused with traditional nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs). It is generally prescribed over a 12-week duration and has been designed specifically to be used in conjunction with the continued use of cigarettes or tobacco-based products. It is most commonly prescribed by a doctor following a consultation or recommended to you by a nurse etc at a specialised smoking cessation group or event hosted either by the NHS or privately. At PostMyMeds however, you can buy Champix online directly from us. Before you make a decision regarding the use of Champix tablets, we recommend that you read this guide to learn more about the drug itself and whether or not it is suitable for you, your situation and your smoking habits.

How Does Champix Work?

Champix is a highly sophisticated medication and is one of the most advanced methods of quitting smoking. It has been in use in the U.K since 2006 and is a popular choice for those individuals who have tried a range of different nicotine replacement therapies, such as the patch, the inhalator and nicotine chewing gum, to name but a few. We would not recommend that you use Champix tablets as your first choice for helping you to quit.

So, how does Champix work? The active ingredient in Champix tablets is the chemical Varenicline. This chemical is designated a nicotine-receptor partial agonist and works directly within the brain and on the brain receptors that are stimulated and affected by nicotine. When smoking, or using tobacco products, the nicotine attaches to these receptors and stimulates the specific part of the brain, hence the ‘pleasurable’ effects. Varenicline is therefore quite unique in that it will only partially stimulate the brain’s nicotine receptors which in turn mimics the effects and the stimulation of nicotine. Not only this, but Varenicline also at the same time as it stimulates will actively block nicotine from attaching to the receptors. If an individual then does give in and smoke a cigarette, the effects are nulled.

So Champix works by reducing the overall cravings associated with smoking cessation. It can nullify (some, if not all) withdrawal symptoms and make an individual feel as if they have had a cigarette, reducing the desire to smoke the real thing. If a cigarette is smoked then the ‘pleasurable’ effects or the sense of relief is reduced and/or removed completely, lowering the chances that they will smoke again in the future whilst on the drug.

The strategy behind the use of this drug is that an individual will continue to smoke whilst taking Champix tablets, and as the drug builds up in the individual’s system, the use of cigarettes gradually brings about feelings of nausea that get worse and worse until the person is unable to smoke without feeling incredibly nauseous. This also has a positive psychological effect. Over time, the individual will come to associate feelings of nausea with the urge to smoke. This will overwrite the previous conditioning that associated the urge to smoke with the removal of nicotine cravings. That is why it is so important to follow through with the complete course of Champix and to continue to smoke whilst you take the drug.

If you would like to buy Champix online from us here at PostMyMeds, then we would recommend our starter pack. You must make sure to fill in our consultation form before you are able to buy Champix tablets from us.

What Are The Side Effects Of Champix?

The possibility of Champix tablets side effects may include:

  • A feeling of drowsiness or dizziness (we do not recommend that you drive or operate heavy machinery if you are being made to feel drowsy or dizzy from Champix until these side effects have abated)
  • You may experience intermittent or consistent inflammation in your nose or in your throat
  • You may have difficulty sleeping or dreams that are more vivid, seemingly abnormal or otherwise intensified
  • You may experience headaches that come and go, or are more consistent and vary in severity

As stated, the chances of Champix tablets side effects are low and speaking in general terms are less severe and less detrimental to your health than continuing to smoke. We would always recommend that you consult your GP or your physician before you buy Champix online, and before you begin a course of Champix tablets. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are experiencing any Champix tablet side effects or if you have any questions or queries regarding your course of treatment.

Possible Champix Interactions

If you are taking or have been prescribed the drug Cimetidine, which is used to reduce acid concentrations in the stomach, then we would recommend that you do not buy Champix online. This is because Cimetidine, when present, can multiply the concentration of Champix in the blood, intensifying the effects. You must not therefore take these two medications at the same time.

Though not necessarily certain to interact, you must consult your GP if you want to take Champix but are also taking Warfarin, Theophylline, or Insulin. The doses of these three medications may need to be altered or reduced to allow for the taking of Champix.

It is suggested that you do not take or use any other nicotine replacement therapies whilst taking Champix. This is because this can increase the negative effects/side effects associated with the use of Champix and the interactions can also detract from the overall effectiveness of the drug. This includes patches, vape devices, medicated chewing gums and lozenges etc.

Where Can I Buy Champix?

You can buy Champix online from us here at PostMyMeds once you have completed our consultation form. This form, and the information that you enclose within, will allow us to assess your eligibility for the drug as well as its potential effectiveness. If you are do want to buy Champix online from us but are sadly not suitable for the treatment for whatever reason, we will gladly suggest to you other methods of smoking cessation that will be more suitable to your situation, personal circumstances or current medical condition.

You can also ascertain Champix on prescription as suggested by your doctor or GP.

Buy Champix Tablet And Give Up Smoking

The success rate for Champix tablets is high, and we would certainly suggest this medication if you have previously tried to quit smoking by using traditional NRTs but have failed to do so. It is widely considered a last resort by medical professionals, but an effective one. Our stop smoking range has two different Champix products:

If you would like to read about this drug in great detail before you buy Champix online then please see the patient information leaflet.

For any other questions about this course of treatment, or for help with an order, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would rather, you can call a member of our friendly and professional team on 020 8894 60 80. We look forward to hearing from you.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jul 02, 2019 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jul 04, 2019 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm