CHAMPIX® (varenicline) 0.5 mg & 1 mg Tablets Champix (varenicline) is a prescription medicine that helps adults stop smoking. CHAMPIX® is fully funded under special authority. A pharmacy charge and normal doctor’s fees apply. Do not take CHAMPIX® if you are allergic to varenicline or any other tablet ingredients. Tell your doctor if you have ever had depression, other mental health problems, kidney problems, have a history of repeated fits, are pregnant, intend to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Some people have had changes in behaviour, mood or thinking including self-harm or harming others. If you or your family notice changes in your behaviour, mood or thinking, stop taking CHAMPIX® and see your doctor. Some people have had allergic reactions to CHAMPIX® that can be life threatening. If you get swelling of the face, mouth, throat or a skin rash, stop taking CHAMPIX® and see your doctor immediately. There have been reports of heart attack and strokes in some people taking CHAMPIX®.Heart attacks and strokes can also be caused by smoking. If you have any of these conditions tell your doctor. Common side effects include nausea, constipation, flatulence, dry mouth, headache, dizziness, difficulty in sleeping and abnormal dreams. If you have other side effects see your doctor. Always read the label and use as directed. Consult your doctor to see if Champix® is right for you. Contains varenicline 0.5 mg or 1 mg. Further information on CHAMPIX® is available from www.medsafe.govt.nz or Pfizer New Zealand Ltd, Auckland, www.pfizer.co.nz. Ph. 0800 736 363.
^ NRT=Nicotine Replacement Therapy - eg: Patches and Gum. † Zyban is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline. ƒ Norpress is a registered trademark of Mylan. ¥ 12 cigarettes smoked per day is the average reported in the Ministry of Health Tobacco Facts 2005. Consumption of cigarettes x average cost of all cigarettes www.woolworths.co.nz October 2010.