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4.0

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Effective (4)
  • Good value (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

its working for me

i was smoking 3 packs a day for 30 years. i had tried the patch and wellbutrin(zyban) before and was unsuccessful. Then i heard about chantix and my Dr said it...Read complete review

i was smoking 3 packs a day for 30 years. i had tried the patch and wellbutrin(zyban) before and was unsuccessful. Then i heard about chantix and my Dr said it wasnt covered by insurance so one day i was on phone with my medicare part D insurance company for another matter and just happened to ask them why dont they cover chantix and they said we do cover that medication all you have to do is get the prescription from your Dr and call this 1-800 number and enroll in the quit smoking program. I had mentioned to them that my Dr had said that no insurance companies cover this med and she said that more and more insurance companies are covering chantix now and they also said that if i have successful and the end of the 3 months to call them back and they would cover the additional 3 months. So in total its a 6 month program and as of January 3, 2008 i have been smoke free for 4 months. Yes i do have a twinge here and there but it goes away within seconds. My quit smoking coach also recommended getting sugar free cinnamin candies because there is something in cinnamin that helps stop nicotine urges.

As far as side effects goes the only one is constipation but i started another med at the same time so i'm not sure which med is causing it other than that I've had NO other side effects and as far as any sleeping problems I take my evening pill at 3pm just to avoid that issue.

Since I have been so successful with chantix several people have started chantix program and so have been successful too.

I RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE CALLS THERE INSURANCE TO SEE IF THEY DO COVER CHANTIX AND WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE MORE AND MORE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE COVERING IT EACH DAY.

I hope this has helped every one

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Chantix didn't do anything for me

I have been smoking for over 40 years and have tried everything to quit. The patches made me feel shaky like I had drank too much coffee and I thought my...Read complete review

I have been smoking for over 40 years and have tried everything to quit. The patches made me feel shaky like I had drank too much coffee and I thought my heart would beat out of my chest. The gum would stick to my dentures and the lozengers just made me want a cigarette. I couldn't take welbutrin because of seizure problems, so I when they came out with Chantrix I was thrilled. I thought maybe something would finally help me to quit. Well after the first week of taking them I still wanted to smoke. I tried to fight it off and I was so mean & crabby I made my family miserable too. I kept taking them and just had 2-3 smokes a day. The side effects were the worst part. I had weird dreams and was tired all the time. Needless to say they didn't work and i'm still smoking! I know I need to quit and I know what my problem is. I enjoy smoking and I really don't want to quit. I think if a person really wants to quit they can whether they have these things to help or not. However they did help me to slow down quite a bit. I was down to about 1 pack a week, but it started climbing back up after the pills were gone.

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5.0

Best Ever!!!!

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from Ga. U.S.A.

About Me Budget Buyer

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    Comments about Chantix:

    It became very important that I quit when I found out I had a Genetic Lung/Liver Disease. I had quit once before, and knew how hard it was to quit cold turkey. My doctor gave me a 1 month supply, and before 3 weeks was over, I was DONE!!! No more smoking.
    Smoke free since 3/4/2010.

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    5.0

    NEVER THOUGHT ID QUIT, UNTIL CHANTIX

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    from LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
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    Cons

    • NAUSEA

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    Comments about Chantix:

    I STARTED CHANTIX BECAUSE MY BOYFRIEND HATED THAT I SMOKED CIGGARETTES. I PROMISED HIM I WOULD STOP, EVEN THOUGH I ENJOYED THEM. I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO KILL ME SO I ASKED MY DOCTOR FOR CHANTIX. STARTED TAKING THEM ON A MONDAY AND HAD MY LAST CIGG. 8 DAYS LATER. I DIDNT EVEN WANT TO STOP SMOKING, BUT THIS DRUG MADE IT SO EASY TO JUST STOP. I DEF STILL GOT CRAVINGS HERE AND THERE BUT NOT ANYWHERE NEAR AS BAD AS WHEN I TRIED COLD TURKEY (DIDNT EVEN LAST 8 HOURS) ....ITS WEEK 3 AND IM STILL TAKING CHANTIX AND I FEEL AS THOUGH I COULD JUST STOP TAKING THE MEDICINE AND NEVER SMOKE AGAIN, BUT SCARED I MIGHT GO BACK. SO IM GOING TO STAY ON THE MEDS FOR ANOTHER MONTH AND HOPE I NEVER GO BACK. CHANTIX DEF SAVED MY LIFE AND WORKS AMAZING. ITS KIND OF SCARY HOW I NO LONGER HAVE ANY DESIRE TO SMOKE. THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT I GOT WAS NAUSEA WHEN I DIDNT EAT FOOD BEFORE TAKING IT. DEF RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO STOP SMOKING FOR GOOD!

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    4.0

    I never thought this could help ME!

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    from Richmond,Va

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
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    Cons

    • Get through first two days of nausea.

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    I was a pack and half smoker for 21 yrs. I enjoyed smoking. Only because my insurance paid for Chantix and I could smoke the first week while on it,did I agree to TRY . After getting through the first two days of nausea, I found myself wanting and needing less cigarettes. I made sure I took it as instructed, you know to say I tried. Before I even finished the medication, I wasn't smoking!! I didn't even want one. To this day, I shocked myself. I never would have believed, I stopped smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    5.0

    Thank You Chantix!!

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    from Anchorage, AK

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
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    • Good Value
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great

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        I am so glad I chose Chantix to quit smoking.

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        5.0

        It works

        Comments about Chantix:

        This product does work but you cannot do it alone, you have to be ready to quit and have a great support system in place.

        Effectiveness
        I took this product twice, the first time I quit for 18 months, and the second time I am 6 months smoke free but this time I can be around other smokers and I can move past the desire to smoke.

        Ease of Use
        If you can remember to take this twice a day first with the starter pack and then with the maintenance pack they this can work for you.

        Side Effects
        I have heard many different stories about this that at first I wad hesitant to use it. I joke that I guess i was crazy already because that was not a side effect for me.

        Immediacy
        If you follow the quit plan you set up and you desire to quit is big then you will do fine. Before I quit I made sure to stop with my routine smoking like after meals, my morning coffee etc.. Pick you hardest time and adjust them by doing something else. Cutting back helps to. Bottom line if you want it to work it will.

        Dosage Control
        Take in the morning and at bedtime should work depending on how long you are awake may make a difference.

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        5.0

        If I had stuck with it I'm sure it would have continued to work

        Comments about Chantix:

        I had been smoking for about ten years and my husband and I were talking about starting a family so I was really motivated to quit when I went to my Dr to ask about Chantix. Like I'm sure every other Dr on earth he warned me that there were side effects, which affect different people to different degrees, but that as far as he was concerned the benefits of quitting far outweighed the risks of side effects associated with Chantix. My insurance company covered it and even gave me my first month supply for free so I was all set to go. My Dr prescribed the dose where you start with a lower dose of the medicine and gradually increase the dose over the first week or so. I'm not sure but I wonder if this is why I had fewer side effects than other people I know who started with the full dose right away. A friend who had taken Chantix (and quit smoking) gave me a great piece of advice for dealing with the side effect I did experience. I definitely had more vivid dreams, not bad dreams, jut the dreams I had were MUCH more "real". My friend had said that when I had one I would wake up and I should just remind myself that it was the Chantix and I would go right back to sleep. She was right! After the first two weeks on the Chantix I found that the urge to smoke was basically gone. I honestly think that I would have stopped smoking for good with the Chantix but in the fourth week I was on it we found out that we were pregnant and my Dr and I agreed that I should stop taking the Chantix. Pregnancy may be the only thing on earth more effective at encouraging quitting than Chantix!

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        5.0

        I stopped smoking in about a month!

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        I was sick of being chained to cigarettes and waking up coughing. I'd been smoking heavily for about 15 years. I tried Chantix and it worked. I set my quit date and thought, ok if I really am dying to smoke I'll just put off my quit day for one more day. But the next thing I knew I had been smoke free for 2 months. This really works.

        Effectiveness
        If you try, this WILL work for you. Very rarely I'd find myself with a brief feeling of wanting a cigarette. I'd think well if I still want one in 30 minute I'll go smoke, then it was like I would totally forget about cigarettes for weeks at a time.

        Ease of Use
        Very easy to use.

        Side Effects
        The only side effect I had was some very vivid and very wild dreams. Not nightmares or anything like some people I know who took this, just very realistic and strange.

        Immediacy
        I'd say withing the first week even before my quit date, I was smoking less. After my quit date, I barely thought of them at all. There were still the habits though. Like finding myself leaving to go somewhere and searching for 10 minutes through my house and realize I had been looking for cigarettes to take with me, then realizing I don't smoke anymore. Driving and feeling around in the car for something and realizing I was looking for cigarettes and realizing, I haven't smoked in over a year, why am I looking for them?

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        Very easy.

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        5.0

        Helps you quit without the withdrawal symptoms!

        Comments about Chantix:

        Chantix helped me quit smoking without the withdrawal symptoms. Before Chantix I used to try to quit smoking and I was irritable, grouchy, and a terrible person to be around. Even people who were around me to support me with quitting would say, just have a cigarette, this isn't worth it! With Chantix, I was able to successfully quit after smoking everyday for nearly 20 years.

        Effectiveness
        It truly reduces then eliminates the urge to smoke. The first week you take Chantix you are allowed to smoke. The first couple of days I smoked as normal. Around the third day I was only smoking out of habit. Then towards the end of the week I had to remind myself to smoke. Smoking was no longer the pleasure it was before. Then on my quit day, I just stopped reminding myself to smoke.

        Ease of Use
        All you have to do is take the pills as followed. I was started out on two pills a day and the dosage was steadily reduced over several week periods

        Side Effects
        I researched all the side effects before starting on Chantix, however I did not experience anything too overwhelming. The only issue I had was the insane and very realistic dreams. I actually enjoyed them for the most part.

        Immediacy
        It does not work immediately, but I saw that as a positive. It allowed a week of adjustment and avoided any major shock to my system.

        Dosage Control
        My doctor worked with me on controlling the dosage and stepping down accordingly. It was a smooth process.

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        5.0

        It worked for me and it can work for you too.

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        from Kansas City, MO

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        I had tried to quit smoking by going cold turkey a countess number of times. These attempts were very short lived and I was in my car heading to get a pack of cigs usually within 24-36 hours. When I decided to try chantix I researched it online and talked to my Dr about it. Chantix isn't cheap but I was fortunate enough for it to be covered by my prescription medicine plan. I started the medicine and made a big mistake, you DO NOT want to take it without eating first, it will make you sick to your stomach if you don't. I actually threw up when I took it on an empty stomach.The first few days you take it you still smoke and then you stop and continue with the medicine, they recommend 12 weeks of being on the pill. I also got online support, each day I got an email in the morning that takes you to the GETQUIT site. here they ask if you have taken your pill, if you have smoked and to rate your urge to smoke. it keeps track of how many days, and how much money you have saved by not buying cigarettes. It also gives facts about smoking and quitting plus a few activities you can do if you want. After 12 weeks you still get support form the GETQUIT site but it reduces down to a couple emails a week. You also have a toll free number to use if you just need to talk to someone to help get through an urge or for whatever. While taking the chantix, I did have urges from time to time but they were very mild and passed quickly

        I have been quit for 85 days and I believe that if it weren't for Chantix, I never would have done it.

        Edited on 01/17/2014 It has now been over 6 years since i last smoked a cigarette.

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        5.0

        I quit smoking 2 years ago thanks to Chantix!

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        from USA

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        Two years ago I quit smoking using Chantix! I smoked for 17 years. I had tried many other forms of quitting through out the years but had no success until I tried Chantix. I had little side effects, my dreams were more vivid but nothing too terrible. I was afraid it would cause me to become emotional or agitated, but it didn't, in fact it took away the aggravation I had when I tried to quit. I only took it for 3 1/2 weeks, that was enough time for me, plus I wanted to prevent becoming addicted to the Chantix or developing side effects. I quit 10 days after I started Chantix. It was really hard and even now I have cravings but I know that the cravings pass and the benefits make it worth it! I can breathe now without wheezing, I do not cough all the time any more, I ran my first mile in 20 years. I started taking up hiking and working out to keep the weight off! I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without Chantix. It does take will power and the absolute desire to quit, but Chantix makes it possible! Anyone who quits also remember that you can never pick up another cigarette, that is how many people start again by thinking they can have just one. I feel so much better now and highly recommend Chantix to anyone wanting to quit.

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