varenicline

Adult
Uses
  • smoking cessation aid
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity, pregnancy, nursing mothers
Drug interactions
  • alcohol
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • upset stomach
  • flatulence
  • constipation
  • headache
  • insomnia
  • somnolence
  • mild or serious psychiatric symptoms
  • abnormal dreams
  • fatigue
  • upper respiratory tract disorder
  • dry mouth
  • sleep disorder
  • increased appetite
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
Days 1-3: 0.5mg once daily Days 4-7: 0.5mg twice daily Days 8 - end of treatment: 1mg twice daily Treat for 12 weeks
Monitoring
  • renal function test
Source of Suggestion
Commonly prescribed medication (Added on March, 2016)