... to decrease my dosage. Is it OK to start at a high does and gradually lower my doses?
Hi there. I went to the Chantix website as well as drugs.com to review the normal dosage for smoking cessation. Both websites say that the normal dosage is to start at 0.5 mg for the first 3 days and then bump up two 0.5 mg pills (One in the morning and one in the evening) for days 4-7, and then increase to two 1 mg tablets on day eight (one morning and one evening).
Like many medications, there may be other ways to prescribe this medication but I am not aware of what they are. Given that this is not the "norm" and you have concerns about it, I would recommend you discuss this with your doctor before starting. I would be very interested to find out what you learn. Post back if you are so inclined and let us know. Good luck on your journey!
- Chantix Information for Consumers
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