3 patient evaluations for Varenicline taken for the purpose of 'tobacco use disorder'

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Aug 25, 2012 (Started May 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nicotine cravings)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tobacco use disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg-1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 15, 2011 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tobacco use disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This was the second time I used this med. Several years before, I took it and was able to quit smoking for about 6 months. This tie I reported a side effect of depression with suicidal tendencies as I ended up in a psych unit and my psychiatrist blames the episode on the Chantix, however, I believe that other factors had more to do with it than the Chantix. I do intend to try it again sometime in the future (4 to 12 months from now).

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Sep 15, 2008 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tobacco use disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Chantix made quitting smoking easy for a 20-year smoker. I highly recommend it.

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