Chantix
Proper Usage

There are 2 ways that you can use Chantix to help you quit smoking. Talk to your doctor about the following 2 ways to use Chantix:

Choose a quit date when you will stop smoking. Start taking Chantix 1 week (7 days) before your quit date. This lets Chantix build up in your body. You can keep smoking during this time. Make sure that you try to stop smoking on your quit date. If you slip-up and smoke, try again. Some people need to take Chantix for a few weeks for Chantix to work best.

OR

You can also start taking Chantix before you choose a quit date. Pick a date to quit smoking that is between days 8 and 35 of treatment. Make sure that you try to stop smoking on your quit date. If you slip-up and smoke, try again. Some people need to take Chantix for a few weeks for Chantix to work best.

Take Chantix exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take Chantix after eating and with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Most people will take Chantix for up to 12 weeks. If you have completely quit smoking by 12 weeks, your doctor may prescribe Chantix for another 12 weeks to help you stay cigarette-free.