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Dosage Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to varenicline
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Varenicline Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions With Varenicline

Varenicline is unlikely to interact with other medications (see Drug Interactions With Varenicline).

Alternatives to Varenicline

For many people, varenicline is effective in helping with smoking cessation. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to varenicline. Some examples of other medications used for smoking cessation include:
Various forms of counseling are also used to help people stop smoking. In fact, smoking cessation counseling can be beneficial for anyone who is trying to quit smoking, even if they are receiving other treatments.
(Click Chantix Alternatives to learn more.)
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