SAME-DAY varenicline (generic Chantix) pickup to help you quit smoking
Get convenient and affordable varenicline prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Varenicline is a prescription medication used in conjunction with other forms of therapy (such as support groups and education) to help people stop smoking. Don't wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start treatment right away.
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Varenicline (generic Chantix)
What is varenicline?
Varenicline is a prescription medication used in conjunction with other forms of therapy (such as support groups and education) to help people stop smoking.
Talk to your health care provider about whether varenicline is right for you.
What are the most common side effects of varenicline?
Varenicline has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.
Common side effects reported while taking varenicline include:
- Dry mouth
This is not a complete list of possible adverse effects.
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Frequently asked questions about varenicline
What is varenicline used to treat?
How does varenicline work?
Varenicline belongs to a classification of medication known as smoking cessation aids. Varenicline works by blocking nicotine’s effect on certain receptors in the brain, which reduces the pleasurable effects of smoking. Additionally, varenicline acts on these same receptors (known as nicotinic acetylcholine receptors), a mechanism that provides ex-smokers a version of the dopamine effects caused by nicotine. It essentially gives a small version of the relief and pleasure smokers feel when they smoke, without the harmful effects of smoking. This can also help reduce uncomfortable nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
What are the common side effects of varenicline?
The use of varenicline may cause side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days or become severe.
Common side effects reported when taking varenicline include:
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain
This is not a complete list of adverse effects – though these are the most common. Seek medical attention right away if you experience symptoms such as swelling, difficulty breathing, rash, weight gain, or hoarseness.
As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with and any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before taking varenicline. Varenicline can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious side effects. In addition, let your doctor know if you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are currently breastfeeding before starting treatment with this medication.
What is the typical starting dose of varenicline?
Varenicline is commonly administered as an oral tablet. It is recommended that you set a date and quit smoking 1 week before starting treatment with varenicline.
For adults and young adults over 17, .5 mg of varenicline is prescribed to be taken once a day for the first three days of treatment. After day 3, .5 mg is prescribed to be taken twice a day for the subsequent 3 days (days 4-7). After these first 6 days of treatment, 1 mg of varenicline is prescribed to be taken twice a day until the course of treatment has finished. In most cases, treatment with varenicline lasts for about 12 weeks. This may be adjusted depending on your need.
Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of varenicline without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.
Can I get varenicline over-the-counter?
Varenicline is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.
Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not varenicline is right for you.
Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.
Can I get varenicline online?
Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for varenicline to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.
Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.