Steer Clear of Champix / Chantix (Varenicline): Side Effects

The popular anti-smoking “miracle drug” Champix (Varenicline), also marketed as Chantix in America, is linked to 37 Suicides in the United States and 10 Suicides in the UK, according to The Daily Mail. Reports of erratic behavior among smokers who’ve taken the drug even prompted the Federal Aviation Administration  to ban pilots and air traffic controllers from using it. If you’re trying to quit smoking and have considered Champix/Chantix, stop, drop and roll! Have you read the official Champix Varenicline review consumer medicine information leaflet? We strongly suggest that you do. Side effects include, but are not limited to: Dizziness, sleep problems, depression, anxiety, agitation, feelings of aggression, mood swings, seeing, hearing or sensing things that are not there, thoughts of self-harm, abnormal dreams, feeling tired, fatigue, increased appetite, changes in taste, nausea, trembling, problems with your vision or pain in your eyes, red blood in stools, stomach pain, skin problems such as rash, itching or reddening of the skin, sudden severe itchy swellings, severe painful red blisters, chills, fever, aching muscles and generally feeling unwell, breathing problems, stomach or bowel problems, wheezing, constipation, feeling bloated, shortness of breath, indigestion, dry mouth, vomiting, stomach discomfort, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, throat, hands or feet, chest pain, which may spread to the neck and shoulders, collapse, numbness or weakness of the arms or legs, headache, dizziness and confusion, visual disturbance, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech or loss of speech, abnormal or fast heartbeat, blood in vomit, this list includes very serious side effects that may require urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.

There are however healthier alternatives, to help you quit smoking without any side effects. The easiest way to stop smoking today is to switch to electronic cigarettes. With E-Cigarettes you are able to keep smoking while gradually decreasing the strength of the nicotine cartridges you use, until you’re comfortable smoking Zero Nicotine flavored smoke. It’s a simple way to teach your body to live without nicotine, while your mind thinks it’s still smoking good old cigarettes that it’s used to. If you’ve read our previous article Electronic Cigarettes – Proven Aid to Quit Smoking, you’ll remember that a clinical study in Italy showed that 80% of its participants were able to give up smoking for good, after less than 24 weeks of using electronic cigarettes. Over these past few years, e-cigarettes have proven themselves, time and time again, to be safe and effective smoking cessation devices. Choose an Electronic Cigarette that’s right for you: Electronic Cigarettes Reviews.

About the Author

Senior Editor

After many previous failed attempts at quitting smoking I stumbled upon electronic cigarettes and decided to give them a try. It has been five years now that I smoked my last tobacco cigarette and I am 100% nicotine-free!


  1. You all are getting way to worked up about this stuff… Champix works great, with very minimal side affects… Im a 10 year smoker who has been smoke free for the past 3 weeks… Besides that have you ever heard the phrase “short term pain for long term gain” Everything in life has its price… What takes more lives every year Champix or smoking? Make your choice but please do not try to make mine

  2. Those symptoms are correct. I have been on Champix for six weeks now and have experienced the nausea, fatigue, insomnia, and eye pain. The nausea is quite crippling when it hits but it goes after a bit. I am happy to continue the full course of Champix despite any potential side effects. I was a dedicated smoker for 31 years but with Champix have been off them for six weeks now. I constantly ask myself why I ever smoked in the first place.
    Frankly, if you think the side effects for Champix are bad, then you should read the side effects for the Pill!
    I heartily recommend Champix to anyone who wants to give up smoking.

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