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#742281 - 11th Nov 2012 2:59pm Champix
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Does any one have a full 12 weel course of champix, i cant get mine free as am working

Its the only stop smoking treatment i have not tried, and even after reading possable side effects am prepered to give it a go.

Nausea.
Headache.
Difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
Abnormal dreams
Sleepiness or fatigue.
Dizziness.
Change in taste.
Dry mouth.
Disturbances of the gut such as constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort or bloating, indigestion, wind (flatulence).
Increased appetite.
Decreased appetite.
Feeling thirsty.
Inflammation of the nose and throat (nasopharyngitis), sinuses (sinusitis), or lungs (bronchitis).
Shortness of breath, cough or hoarseness.
Throat irritation.
Runny nose.
Snoring.
Mood swings, depression, anxiety, abnormal thinking (see warning section above).
Hallucinations.
Restlessness or agitation.
Changes in sex drive.
Tremor.
Abnormal co-ordination.
Problems with speech.
Reduced sense of touch or taste.
Sensation of ringing or other noise in the ears (tinnitus).
Visual disturbances.
Abnormal intolerance of the eyes to light.
Watery eyes.
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Increased blood sugar level or diabetes.
Allergic reaction called angioedema. Stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor immediately if you experience difficulty breathing or swallowing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat while taking this medicine.
Severe allergic skin reactions. You should stop taking this medicine and consult your doctor if you get a skin rash, peeling or blistering, or sores inside your mouth while taking this medicine


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#742285 - 11th Nov 2012 3:06pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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#742292 - 11th Nov 2012 3:15pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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my god ,what side effects you can get!!!!! i dont smoke but someone i know had a good experience and stopped, and another who didnt get on with them at all!!!

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#742297 - 11th Nov 2012 3:29pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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Registered: 2nd Oct 2010
Posts: 376
Loc: Liscard
Can you not get them on prescription?
I also haven't tried them because of the side effects. But then again if you read any medicine possible side effects you wouldn't take anything.
My mate gave up 12 months ago with them fine, but his wife had some bad side effects so I think it's a case of giving them a go and finding out if you're ok with them

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#742299 - 11th Nov 2012 3:30pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
Dilly Offline

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Originally Posted By: BurgerChips

I found these to be great, quit smoking half way through the course no side affects for me, but like a dick started smoking again 2 years later.

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#742313 - 11th Nov 2012 4:23pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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They are brilliant in my opinion. Changed the taste of food and drink and I had a couple of bad dreams but all in all, worth it.

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#742329 - 11th Nov 2012 4:51pm Re: Champix [Re: Rambo]
jaki1 Offline
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Registered: 17th Nov 2011
Posts: 804
Loc: sunny place
These work for me.
I started them on 17th october and i had my last cigarette 1st november, so have been smoke free for 10 days.
I know it's early days but fingers crossed.

To get Champix you have to go to a stop smoking clinic, they ask you all sorts of questions and then give you a letter , which you have to give to your doctor. The doc will then prescribe you 2 weeks worth(you can only get 2 weeks worth at a time),if you prove you have stopped.

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#742330 - 11th Nov 2012 4:53pm Re: Champix [Re: jaki1]
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Registered: 17th Nov 2011
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Loc: sunny place
i also pay for my prescriptions, but because the doc only gives you 2 weeks worth at a time ,you only pay 7.65 every 2 weeks.

The cost of a packet of cigs!

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#742362 - 11th Nov 2012 6:27pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
These are worth the money. They actually work. Alas, the side affects got bad for me personally any the doctor said I needed to stop the treatment.

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#742636 - 12th Nov 2012 8:24pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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I got mine from the nurse at my doctors practice. Didn't need to see a doctor at all. Got 4 weeks the first time then 2 weeks thereafter.

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#742654 - 12th Nov 2012 9:01pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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Registered: 2nd May 2008
Posts: 4090
Loc: Back in Devon
I took them nearly 4 years ago and had no problems but they do have any side effects and I know folks have have taken them and suffered badly.
Anyone who gives your their tablets to you wants shooting IMHO. They are seriously heavy duty tablets and are on prescription for a very good reason.

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#742687 - 12th Nov 2012 11:11pm Re: Champix [Re: Willo_]
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Well said Softy. I agree, proper channels only.
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#742695 - 13th Nov 2012 12:02am Re: Champix [Re: RUDEBOX]
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