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General Information on Dosing With Varenicline

Considerations for people taking varenicline include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth twice a day (although for the first three days, it is usually taken just once a day).
  • Varenicline should be taken with a full glass of water after eating.
  • The medication should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Varenicline will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to varenicline dosing, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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