Varenicline (Chantix) News and Research

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Varenicline, also known as Chantix, is a prescription medication that eases nicotine withdrawal symptoms and blocks the effects of nicotine from cigarettes if the user resumes smoking.
Scripps researchers successfully test potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents

Scripps researchers successfully test potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents

New study shows decline in benefits from smoking cessation medications over time

New study shows decline in benefits from smoking cessation medications over time

Use of smoking cessation drug may put people at higher risk for cardiovascular events

Use of smoking cessation drug may put people at higher risk for cardiovascular events

First-of-its-kind study combines smoking cessation with personalized medicine

First-of-its-kind study combines smoking cessation with personalized medicine

Extending use of bupropion before quitting reduces smoking behavior

Extending use of bupropion before quitting reduces smoking behavior

How quickly smokers metabolise nicotine may point to best quitting method

How quickly smokers metabolise nicotine may point to best quitting method

Smokers with a history of major depressive disorder (MDD) taking varenicline have significantly higher likelihood of quitting smoking than placebo

Smokers with a history of major depressive disorder (MDD) taking varenicline have significantly higher likelihood of quitting smoking than placebo

Varenicline drug helps people with depression quit smoking, say researchers

Varenicline drug helps people with depression quit smoking, say researchers

Varenicline improves walking ability in patients with SCA3

Varenicline improves walking ability in patients with SCA3

Quit-smoking drug Chantix effective in cocaine and alcohol addiction

Quit-smoking drug Chantix effective in cocaine and alcohol addiction

No link between Chantix and mental health problems says FDA

No link between Chantix and mental health problems says FDA

Warnings on stop smoking drug Champix

Warnings on stop smoking drug Champix

Long-term smoking cessation success possible with treatment philosophy and individualized information

Long-term smoking cessation success possible with treatment philosophy and individualized information

Head and neck cancer survivors who smoke and drink face increased risk of death

Head and neck cancer survivors who smoke and drink face increased risk of death

Development of VLN cigarettes for use in smoking cessation continues: 22nd Century

Development of VLN cigarettes for use in smoking cessation continues: 22nd Century

Chantix and Zyban to get boxed warnings on serious mental health events

Chantix and Zyban to get boxed warnings on serious mental health events

New smoking cessation drug varenicline tartrate shows promise in trials

New smoking cessation drug varenicline tartrate shows promise in trials

Chantix side effects no worse for people with history of depression

Chantix side effects no worse for people with history of depression

Chantix may also help people control drinking

Chantix may also help people control drinking

Warning of serious side-effects of quit-smoking drug Champix

Warning of serious side-effects of quit-smoking drug Champix