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Chantix

Chantix

INDICATIONS

CHANTIX is indicated for use as an aid to smoking cessation treatment.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Usual Dosage for Adults

Smoking cessation therapies are more likely to succeed for patients who are motivated to stop smoking and who are provided additional advice and support. Provide patients with appropriate educational materials and counseling to support the quit attempt.

The patient should set a date to stop smoking. Begin CHANTIX dosing one week before this date. Alternatively, the patient can begin CHANTIX dosing and then quit smoking between days 8 and 35 of treatment.

CHANTIX should be taken after eating and with a full glass of water.

The recommended dose of CHANTIX is 1 mg twice daily following a 1-week titration as follows:

Days 1 – 3: 0.5 mg once daily
Days 4 – 7: 0.5 mg twice daily
Day 8 – end of treatment: 1 mg twice daily

Patients should be treated with CHANTIX for 12 weeks. For patients who have successfully stopped smoking at the end of 12 weeks, an additional course of 12 weeks' treatment with CHANTIX is recommended to further increase the likelihood of long-term abstinence.

Patients who do not succeed in stopping smoking during 12 weeks of initial therapy, or who relapse after treatment, should be encouraged to make another attempt once factors contributing to the failed attempt have been identified and addressed.

Consider a temporary or permanent dose reduction in patients who cannot tolerate the adverse effects of CHANTIX.

Dosage in Special Populations

Patients with Impaired Renal Function

No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with mild to moderate renal impairment. For patients with severe renal impairment (estimated creatinine clearance < 30 mL/min), the recommended starting dose of CHANTIX is 0.5 mg once daily. The dose may then be titrated as needed to a maximum dose of 0.5 mg twice a day. For patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis, a maximum dose of 0.5 mg once daily may be administered if tolerated [see Use In Specific Populations and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].

Elderly and Patients with Impaired Hepatic Function

No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with hepatic impairment. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function [see Use In Specific Populations].

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Capsular, biconvex tablets: 0.5 mg (white to off-white, debossed with “Pfizer” on one side and “CHX 0.5” on the other side) and 1 mg (light blue, debossed with “Pfizer” on one side and “CHX 1.0” on the other side)

Storage And Handling

CHANTIX is supplied for oral administration in two strengths: a 0.5 mg capsular biconvex, white to off-white, film-coated tablet debossed with “Pfizer” on one side and “CHX 0.5” on the other side and a 1 mg capsular biconvex, light blue film-coated tablet debossed with “Pfizer” on one side and “CHX 1.0” on the other side. CHANTIX is supplied in the following package configurations:

  Description NDC
Packs Starting Month PAK (First month of therapy): Pack includes 1 card of 0.5 mg x 11 tablets and 3 cards of 1 mg x 14 tablets NDC 0069-0471-97
Continuing Month PAK (Continuing months of therapy): Pack includes 4 cards of 1 mg x 14 tablets NDC 0069-0469-97
Starting Month Box: 0.5 mg x 11 tablets and 1 mg x 42 tablets NDC 0069-0471-02
Continuing Month Box : 1 mg x 56 tablets NDC 0069-0469-12
Bottles 0.5 mg - bottle of 56 NDC 0069-0468-56
1 mg - bottle of 56 NDC 0069-0469-56

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15–30°C (59–86°F) (see USP Controlled Room Temperature).

Distributed by: Pfizer Labs Division of Pfizer Inc, NY, NY 10017. Revised: Feb 2013

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/12/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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