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Prescription drug dosage to quit smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi doc
User :   i had spoken to you the other day
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
How are you now?
User :   as good.
Doctor :  
Fine
User :   had chatted with u re quit smking plans
Doctor :   You can proceed with your query
Doctor :  
Yes
User :   i have bought champix ..
User :   now wanted to know the dosage or the schedule
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Thats good
User :   so that i could start with it
User :   have also started on threptin
User :   .... tell u what
User :   they taste terrible
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
But they are good
Doctor :  
to build weight
Doctor :  
So bear with it for sometime
Doctor :  
Or you can substitute it with egg white
User :   ya so counting on your advice ..
User :   doing that as well 2 a day.
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   but am having yolk as well !!!! !!!!!!! 2 eggs a day
Doctor :   That is sufficient
User :   ... hw long is sometime ?
Doctor :  
Use Threptin just as a substittute
User :   i hope 2 yolks a day aint bad for young people like me
Doctor :  
2 eggs will serve the purpose
User :   ok . only 1 of the two .. not both ?
Doctor :  
Not required
Doctor :  
as you are not happy with the taste
Doctor :  
Egg white would do
User :   .. this for my preparation for marathon on Sunday .
Doctor :  
Even whole egg is fine
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   naah .. bt i guess i need to finish the pack that i bought so will do over the next few days :)
User :   ... whts the dosage for Champix ?
Doctor :  
1 mg once a day
Doctor :  
But dint you get a formal prescription for it?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   the chemist looked at my face
User :   he thought i was a nice man
User :   so he gave it to me
Doctor :  
I recommend you to go to a psychiatrist and get a prescription
Doctor :  
as they are not OTCs
User :   bt now that i got the medicine it dont make a difference right ?
Doctor :   It does
User :   ..?
Doctor :  
Because dosage starts from 0.5 mg and gradually increased
Doctor :  
and also the duration of treatment should be determined
User :   let me understand .. prescription is for buying the medicine or for reccommending usage pattern ?
User :   so thts the advice that i need from u no ?
Doctor :   Both
Doctor :  
Yes, we are not giving a prescription
User :   i bought a WHOLE year subscription of this site so that you could help me with that ?
Doctor :  
So I advise you to get the prescription
User :   any reason y wud tht be ?
Doctor :   Sure, we help you in determining the course of action
Doctor :  
and the choices of treatment
User :   dhat ...
User :   so then its back to the boring doctor next door ?
Doctor :  
But for prescription and physical examination, one should visit a doctor
Doctor :  
You could visit a Psychiatrist
Doctor :  
They are very good and you wont feel bored
Doctor :  
Sorry
Doctor :  
Who are you referring to?
User :   a "doctor next door"
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   But go to a psychiatrist
Doctor :  
He will guide you in this regard
User :   any good interesting ones u reccommend here ?
Doctor :  
Legally and ethically we are bound not give prescription drugs
Doctor :  
Sure
User :   b t w .. today is day 3 of no smoking
Doctor :  
Thats a very good move
Doctor :  
And if you are determined you will do it
User :   bt thats common.
User :   usually day 4 is when i say f it.
Doctor :  
Ofcourse medications and We are there to assist you in the process
User :   or best case i'll last till the marathon and then Party Zone again
User :   n i wont think i'll ever walk into a Docs clinic and be inspired to take his advice.
User :   coz i am sure he will start with those 14 steps first.
Doctor :   But you need to do
User :   i cant do it
Doctor :  
Means Psychiatrist consultation
Doctor :  
There is no substitute to that
Doctor: and then start on the medication
User :   any way u could tell wht cud i start with on medication for now ?
User :   cud i rqst for a call back ?
Doctor :   From?
Doctor :   Us, you mean to say
Doctor :  
We can even assist you in fixing the appointment with the respective doctor
User :   no i mean could u give me call back ?
Doctor :  
Sure, but that does not serve the purpose of prescription
User :   honest question
Doctor :  
Proceed with it
User :   wht will that doc do whch cnt?
User :   i mean ill waste a lot of time
User :   on going thru the discussions
User :   and then descriptions
Doctor :   That is a license
User :   and then those counselling steps
Doctor :  
and legally accepted
User :   a couple of sittings
Doctor :   Yes I understand
User :   and then may be if i still have the patience and interest
Doctor :  
So shall I suggest you one trick for it
User :   ... something worthwhile
User :   .. sure
Doctor :  
For the first prescription you visit him
Doctor :  
And then follow up, we shall do
Doctor :  
Is that fine?
Doctor :   Are you fine with it?
User :   didnt get it ... ? wont he give the prescpription first time ?
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
he will
Doctor :  
and thats it
Doctor :  
Later we will help you in saving much of follow ups
Doctor :  
Is that clear?
User :   hmm alr rittee
Doctor :  
Thank you for accepting the advice
User :   hey ... i need to rush for a meeting. i will connect again.
User :   later.
Doctor :  
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