... not to have to get another month because it costs me $242.12 per month. I smoked my last cigarette on 9-6-14 ( 44 days ago ).
It is recommended Chantix be taken for a full 12 weeks or as prescribed by your doctor. If you have completely quit smoking by 12 weeks, you may need more, ask your doctor if another 12 weeks of Chantix may help you stay cigarette free. If you feel you won't go back to smoking then discuss it with your Dr, you can probably quit at this point, but I think I would do the full 12 weeks.
Congrats Sandy! Be proud 44 days cig free is quite the achievement! It is reccomended that you stay on the Chantix for a min. of 3 month but greatly preferred for 6 months.The reason for this is that more than half of the ppl who quit the Chantix before 6 months end up smoking again where as those who used it for 6-9 months have a success rate of over 92%. I understand that it is pricey & most insurances wont cover it. Have you asked your Dr for samples? I know for a fact that Chantix drug reps are giving many Drs patient 1st month starter boxes. Many Drs meet with the drug reps just to get the samples to help patients with out of pocket meds. Ask your Dr or his nurse for a few months worth. Even if they dont have the sample they may have prescription saving cards where it guarantees you only pay $40 per month for the Chantix for up to 6 months. Good luck & keep up the great work!!
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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