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Is chantix also an antidepressant?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant used for the management of major depression and seasonal affective disorder and Chantix (varenicline) is used for cessation of smoking. The Zyban brand of bupropion is used similarly to Chantix to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects.

What medications interact with Chantix? Chantix also interacts with blood thinners you may take for your heart (such as Coumadin), drugs you take for asthma (especially if they contain theophylline), and insulin you may take if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Before you take Chantix, tell your doctor all prescription medications,…

What are the possible side effects of Chantix? Common side effects of Chantix include: insomnia, nausea, and abnormal dreams. Other side effects include: constipation, dyspepsia, sleep disorder, vomiting, and flatulence.

Does Chantix interact with other medications? Chantix does not have any interactions as per the manufacturer. This means, according to the data available, that there should be no issue while taking Chantix with any other medication. Taking the lower dose of Chantix may be a good dose for you if you find there is an issue with pain control.

What is Chantix used for other than smoking? Wellbutrin ( bupropion) is an antidepressant used for the management of major depression and seasonal affective disorder and Chantix (varenicline) is used for cessation of smoking. The Zyban brand of bupropion is used similarly to Chantix to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects.

Interactions

Interactions

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you’ve had:

  • Kidney disease
  • Mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression)
  • Heart/blood vessel disease (such as coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke)
  • Seizure

WarningsWarnings

  • May cause drowsiness. Alcohol and marijuana may intensify this effect. Use care when operating a vehicle, vessel (e.g., boat), or machinery.
  • Call your doctor immediately if you have mental/mood changes like confusion, new/worsening feelings of sadness/fear, thoughts of suicide, or unusual behavior.
  • If you drink alcohol, discuss the safe use of alcohol while using this medication with your healthcare professional.
  • Take with food.
  • Medication should be taken with plenty of water.
  • If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant you should discuss the use of this medication with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Was this helpful?What medications interact with Chantix? Chantix also interacts with blood thinners you may take for your heart (such as Coumadin), drugs you take for asthma (especially if they contain theophylline), and insulin you may take if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Before you take Chantix, tell your doctor all prescription medications,…

Does Chantix have any major drug interactions? The primary drug that interacts with Chantix (varenicline) is nicotine; tell your doctor if you are taking any medications that contain nicotine, including any to help you quit smoking. Chantix also interacts with blood thinners you may take for your heart (such as Coumadin), drugs you take for asthma (especially if they contain theophylline), and insulin you may take if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

What are the possible side effects of Chantix? Common side effects of Chantix include: insomnia, nausea, and abnormal dreams. Other side effects include: constipation, dyspepsia, sleep disorder, vomiting, and flatulence.

Can you take Chantix with Wellbutrin? It should be okay for you to take Chantix with Wellbutrin and Lyrica. There are no known interactions between them. However, it does not mean that no interaction exist so if you do experience any odd symptoms please see your doctor.