Prescription Chantix: A Review
A Stop Smoking Regiment
As some of you may or may not know, I am not a smoker. However, I have many smokers in my family, as well as my friends. And because of the fact that I have asthma and COPD Emphysema, my friends and family are trying to quit smoking.
Many of my friends and family have tried this product with positive results. And my husband has smoked since he was thirteen years old.
I spoke with each person individually, and all the results were identical. The craving was gone, and they didn't have a bad reaction when they did smoke.
The biggest complaint is the cost of the prescription, even with insurance coverage. And because this drug is new, and some what experimental, some insurances don't cover it at all. Yes, a carton of cigarettes is a lot cheaper then the prescription. But look at it this way, in the long run, you will no longer need the prescription, or the cigarettes. At that time, you will have money to gain!!
I did read up on this drug, and found that it does have side effects, however-every drug has side effects, and it also depends on the individual.
The drug chantix's given name is: Varenicline. It is produced by Pfizer. Its side effects include: abnormal dreams, (or in some cases- nightmares), nausea, head ache, change in taste (but this is going to happen irregardless, once you quit- you will be regaining your senses, including taste!) vomiting, abdominal pain, and constipation. Just because the drug causes side effects, does not mean, that you will get them.
Please note, as with any medication, you can also experience allergic reactions. And sometimes the allergic reactions can cause the same symptoms as the side effects. There is also no guarantee that this, or any other product will work for you.
Varenicline is used as a nicotine replacement therapy. The good thing about it, is unlike the patch, or nicotine gums, it is not giving you bursts of nicotine, to subdue your desire. That is why most Doctors are prescribing Chantix, because it isn't giving you nicotine or a nicotine substitute. According to our Doctor when we questioned him about this regiment, he said the medicine sends a message to your brain, subduing the craving for a cigarette, and desire. And like I have mentioned before, this drug is better for you then the regiments that are still supplying you with the nicotine.
Some Doctors can issue coupons with the prescription. There are several steps, however- a couple of my friends only needed the first step, and never had to continue the regiment. You can also get coupons from the web, simply search.
I think this is a wise choice over the gums, and patches for the simple fact that you don't have the added nicotine into your blood stream. That causes problems when you are trying to stop smoking and then you sneak a smoke. Because sometimes that can cause you to get sick, for some people anyway- it all depends on the individual of course.
Before quitting smoking, it is suggested to contact your Doctor and ask what he or she has to say, or suggest. Quitting smoking, just like smoking itself, can cause reactions.
Smoking itself is bad for you, as I am certain you already know. And second hand smoke is just as bad as smoking. Smoking while pregnant can cause low birth weight and premature birth. Before starting or stopping smoking, please research your final decision.
Published by Deneale K. Williams