Will this medication completely eliminate withdrawal symptoms?
While Chantix is meant to minimize smoking urges, it is not likely to eliminate them entirely. Instead, once you stop smoking, you’re still likely to have some nicotine withdrawal symptoms. These can include a bigger appetite, weight gain, sleeping difficulties, a slow heart rate, anxiety, restlessness, and the urge to smoke.
Is Chantix likely to react poorly to anything else I take?
In some cases, yes. So you’ll want to be careful about what you consume or do while on Chantix. For instance, you should avoid drinking copious amounts of alcohol as Chantix can increase the effects of alcohol or change how you react. And for some people, drinking alcohol while on Chantix can even cause unusual or aggressive behavior or forgetfulness.
Chantix can also cause unpleasant side effects in those already taking other smoking medications like nicotine patches.
Because Chantix is capable of such effects, you should avoid driving or doing other hazardous activities until you have a better idea of how the medication will affect you.
How old do I have to be to take this medication?
Currently, Chantix is only approved for use to those who are 18 years or older.