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March 7, 2021 Read Time - 6 minutes

While Chantix is no longer available due to Pfizer’s voluntary recall, it is still possible to request the generic version (Varenicline) to help with your treatment. Speak with a doctor to learn more.

Are you ready to take control of your health and quit smoking? If you’re worried that Chantix is too expensive, we have good news: there are Chantix coupons available that can help lower the cost of your medication. In addition, there’s now a generic form of Chantix that may be more affordable. 

Let’s talk about Chantix, where you can find Chantix coupons, and how you can get Chantix online.

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What Is Chantix?

Chantix is the brand name for varenicline, a medication that helps you quit smoking by blocking the pleasant effects of nicotine on the brain.

How Does Chantix Work?

Chantix helps people quit smoking by preventing tobacco cravings. When you smoke, nicotine attaches to receptors in the brain. This causes the receptors in your brain’s reward center to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that elicits feelings of pleasure.

Chantix works in two ways to prevent tobacco cravings:

  • Chantix attaches to nicotine receptors, so nicotine cannot reach them. When you smoke, you will no longer experience the usual pleasurable feeling that nicotine provides, and smoking will become less gratifying.
  • Chantix also causes receptors to release dopamine, but in smaller doses than nicotine. Similar to nicotine replacement therapy, this dopamine release helps reduce cravings.

How Effective Is Quitting Smoking With Chantix?

According to nicotine addiction experts, Chantix is one of the most effective smoking cessation medications to help smokers quit. 

While results vary from study to study, one study found that success rates after one year varied from 22% to 44%. Although more research is needed, the Mayo Clinic`s research group reports that “varenicline is safe and effective in treating tobacco dependence among people who are at higher risk for neuropsychiatric symptoms and cardiovascular disease.”

Chantix Side Effects

Chantix can cause a variety of side effects, some of which can be serious. Potential side effects of Chantix include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn
  • Dry mouth
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Toothache
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Headache
  • Nightmares or unusual dreams
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Muscle, joint, or back pain
  • Lack of energy
  • Rash
  • Hoarseness
  • Heart attack
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Mood or mental changes

In addition to Chantix side effects, you may experience some withdrawal symptoms of quitting smoking while taking Chantix.

Chantix Dosage

Always follow your doctor’s dosage instructions when taking Chantix. In most cases, your doctor will advise you to start by taking 0.5 mg of Chantix once a day for three days, then increase your dosage to 0.5 mg twice a day for four days, and then increase to 1 mg twice a day.

Generally, you will take Chantix for 12 weeks. If you quit smoking by the end of 12 weeks, your doctor may suggest you continue Chantix for another 12 weeks to prevent a relapse.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Chantix Cost?

The price of Chantix varies depending on where you fill your prescription and whether your insurance covers it. In general, Chantix tablets cost $9.49 per 0.5-milligram or 1.0-milligram tablet, and a 30-day supply of Chantix can cost up to $500 or more.

How Much Does a Chantix Starter Pack Cost?

On average, without insurance, the Chantix starter pack costs $593.59. With insurance, the cost of a Chantix starter pack varies by insurance plan.

How Many Pills Are in the Chantix Starter Pack?

The Chantix starter pack has 53 tablets. If you follow the guidelines on titration and take between 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg of Chantix twice a day, the starter pack will last four weeks.

There are eleven 0.5-milligram tablets in the Chantix starter pack. To start, you take one 0.5-milligram tablet once a day for three days, then take two 0.5-milligram tablets for four days. There are also forty-two 1-milligram tablets. After finishing the 0.5-milligram tablets, you take one 1-milligram tablet twice a day for 21 days.

Are There Any Coupons for Chantix?

If you’re looking for a Chantix manufacturer coupon, you can go to the Chantix website and download the Chantix savings card, which gives you up to $175 off your prescription for up to six months.

While there is no specific Chantix coupon for starter packs, PlushCare has a prescription discount card that may help you save on a Chantix starter pack.

How Long Do You Take Chantix?

Typically, you are directed to take Chantix for at least 12 weeks, though this will vary based on your doctor’s instructions. 

If you haven’t quit smoking at the end of 12 weeks, you should discuss your options with your doctor. If you quit smoking by the end of 12 weeks, your doctor may recommend that you continue taking Chantix for another 12 weeks to prevent a relapse.

How Long Does it Take for Chantix to Start Working?

Chantix takes approximately one week to start working. Usually, you will start taking Chantix one week before you quit smoking so that it has some time to build up in your system. 


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Will Chantix Make Me Not Want to Smoke?

Yes, Chantix reduces nicotine cravings and makes smoking less gratifying, so you will not want to smoke.

Chantix helps reduce your urge to smoke by:

  • Lessening the symptoms of withdrawal
  • Providing mild nicotine-like effects
  • Preventing your brain from getting its usual “feel good” sensation when you smoke

How Long Should I Take Chantix After I Quit Smoking?

In most cases, you should continue to take Chantix for at least 12 weeks after you quit smoking. However, you should always follow your doctor’s instructions.

Does Chantix Cause Weight Gain?

No, Chantix does not directly cause weight gain. However, weight gain is one of the most common side effects of quitting smoking.

Weight gain rates are similar for people who use Chantix, quit cold turkey, and use nicotine replacement therapy, so you are no more likely to gain weight with Chantix than using other methods to quit. The average weight gain after quitting smoking is about 10 pounds.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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Get Chantix Online

Are you ready to talk to a doctor about quitting smoking with Chantix? If so, get Chantix online by scheduling an online appointment.

Our trusted PlushCare doctors can work with you to come up with a plan to help you quit. If they think Chantix is right for you, they can send an electronic prescription for Chantix or its generic to your local pharmacy.

If you’re looking for a Chantix discount, PlushCare has a prescription discount card for our members that can help you save on Chantix and its generic. With the PlushCare discount card, you can save up to 80% off all your prescription medications at 50,000+ pharmacies with or without insurance.

Explore Chantix coupons and all the other benefits of a PlushCare membership today!


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Chantix. Start saving on brand-name CHANTIX. Accessed on February 23, 2021 at https://www.chantix.com/support-for-taking-chantix/chantix-savings#chantix-savings-card

MedlinePlus. Varenicline. Accessed on February 23, 2021 at https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a606024.html

National Institutes of Health. Varenicline for Tobacco Dependence. Accessed on February 23, 2021 at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2959114/

U.S. National Library of Medicine. Varenicline for smoking cessation: efficacy, safety, and treatment recommendations. Accessed on March 05, 2021 at
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2962400/

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