How to Use Varenicline (Chantix)
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 20, Number 5, May 2022
Steven A. Wyatt, DO. Adjunct faculty, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Wyatt has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
There are three medications with FDA approval for nicotine dependence: Nicotine replacement therapies, bupropion, and varenicline. Varenicline (Chantix) is arguably the most effective, but cost and concerns about neuropsychiatric side effects have limited its use, and a recent recall of the product temporarily stopped it entirely.