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Chantix withdrawal

Have withdrawal symptoms been reported when chantix is no longer used?
Why is it so important to stop Chantix with a doctor's approval?
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Although Chantix does not contain any nicotine, it acts on nicotine receptors in the brain. This is how the drug works to help people stop smoking. By binding to nicotine receptors, it blocks the effects of nicotine at those sites, helping to prevent the pleasurable effects of smoking. However, Chantix doesn't just bind to nicotine receptors; it also acts a little bit like nicotine, which may help to prevent symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. This is known scientifically as "partial agonism." This means that the drug binds to the nicotine receptor and activates it, but not completely.
Because stopping nicotine causes withdrawal symptoms, it seems reasonable to assume that stopping Chantix might also cause similar symptoms. However, because the drug does not fully activate the nicotine receptors, Chantix withdrawal is expected to be less severe, or it may not occur at all.
However, if a withdrawal does occur from Chantix, they could be reported as:
sleeping problems and irritability.
As for a doctor's approval to stop using Chantix, it should be fallowed.
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1027094 tn?1327429732
I'm not too sure but I do know my friend killed himself because of that drug.
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