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Can I wear the Nicotine patch and start to take Chantix as well?

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Rajive Goel 22 Sep 2011

Chantix is a prescription medication used to help people stop smoking. Unlike many other medications used for this purpose, this medication does not contain nicotine.

The nicotine patch is a nonprescription medication used to help people stop smoking. It helps reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms that occur when people stop smoking cigarettes.

Why should you want to use both in one go? The function/results of either the Nicotine Patch or Chantix is same, the only difference is that one is a non-prescription med & the other is prescribed, besides having different side effects.

Would recommend you choose the one which is most suited to your system, taking to a doc maybe more helpful.

Take care, be well, & wish you the best in your efforts to quit smoking, I was a smoker for over 35 years and quit without any aid of medicines one fine day.

NancyEloise 19 May 2014

While I appreciate your informative comments, please know that not all of us are able to quit smoking without help. But I wish I was!!

eddog 17 Apr 2015

To address the person that said they were having surgery and the doctor is making you quit smoking. If I were you I'd get another doctor because that's not right. I smoke. I had spinal fusion I 1998 to my neck taking out my hip bone and I healed perfectly well. The fusion is still there to this day. The hip took a while to heal only because it is a bone and bones take a while. But otherwise I did fine with the surgery. I think any doctor that makes you quit is wrong. You will never be successful in quitting unless YOU want to for YOU. Your mind and body have to be ready or you will never succeed. I'm quitting myself but it is because I decided to for me, not because anyone forced me into it. Just a thought. I'd find a new doctor that wasn't so anal.

DzooBaby 22 Sep 2011

They are not supposed to be used together.

pup6767 22 Sep 2011

Dear Gypsy... you would be defeating the purpose of taking nicotine if taking it with Chantix. Chantix is a very cool drug and one that has had the greatest effect in helping individuals quit smoking... although it does have some untoward side effects in some people.
Chantix actually attaches to the same receptor sight as nicotine... so, if you take Chantix and then take nicotine the nicotine will have no place to attach, therefore having absolutely no affect at all... you would be wasting your money taking both drugs. Chantix is much more successful than nicotine. They are two completely different drugs.

leahmorris1 5 Dec 2014

If chantix may intensify alcohol effects what about pain medicine? (Norco, xanax, ) Does it weaken them or make them stronger? free discount card

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