For all you smokers out there, there is help after all in the shape of a tiny white pill called Champix manufactured by Pfizer.
Reduced craving and withdrawal symptoms
Significantly greater quit success vs. NRT patch, bupropion or placebo at 12 weeks
Over 8.9 million patients’ experience worldwide
Champix works primarily in two ways. Firstly, it reduces the smoker’s craving for nicotine by binding to nicotine receptors in the brain and reduces the symptoms of withdrawal. Secondly, it reduces the satisfaction a smoker receives when smoking a cigarette.
The European Commission approved Champix on September 29th, 2006 as a “stop smoking” aid for adults, based on the results from clinical trials.
It should be noted that continued abstinence from cigarettes is higher (70% compared with 50%) when patients take the drug for 24 weeks as opposed to 12, so it may be appropriate for patients who have succeeded in quitting smoking at the 12 week point to take the drug for a further 12 weeks.
For all you smokers struggling to quit, this could be another option for you. Good luck and do let us know in Jackie Brown Medical how you get on.
One of our staff members is trying it out. Click on the comment tab below to tell us about methods you found successful/unsuccessful.