Champix 0.5mg tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. You should never stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor. This medication mustn’t be stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Some common side effects of using this medication are nausea, headache, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), abnormal dreams, and nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages). Initially, it may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
Before taking Champix 0.5mg tablet, inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases, fits (seizures), or other mental disorders. Remember it will take time, support, willpower, and determination to quit the habit of smoking. It should be used as a smoking cessation aid along with programs including education, counseling, and support. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing further health-related problems such as heart or lung diseases as well as certain types of cancer.