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Does Chantix cause high blood pressure?

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Posted on Sat, 30 Jun 2012
Question: Does chantix cause your blood pressure to raise
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol (2 hours later)
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

CHANTIX contains “varenicline” which helps you to quit smoking. This is different from most other quit-smoking products. It targets nicotine receptors in the brain, attaches to them, and blocks nicotine from reaching them. By activating these nicotine receptors, it is also believed that CHANTIX causes less dopamine – compared to nicotine – to be released.

It DOES NOT lead to raised blood pressure as side effect. You need not worry about it.

The most common side effects of CHANTIX include:

Nausea (30%)
•Sleep problems (trouble sleeping, changes in dreaming)
•Constipation
•Gas
•Vomiting

I hope I answered your query. I am available for any follow-up queries you have.

Regards,

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Does Chantix cause high blood pressure?

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

CHANTIX contains “varenicline” which helps you to quit smoking. This is different from most other quit-smoking products. It targets nicotine receptors in the brain, attaches to them, and blocks nicotine from reaching them. By activating these nicotine receptors, it is also believed that CHANTIX causes less dopamine – compared to nicotine – to be released.

It DOES NOT lead to raised blood pressure as side effect. You need not worry about it.

The most common side effects of CHANTIX include:

•Nausea (30%)
•Sleep problems (trouble sleeping, changes in dreaming)
•Constipation
•Gas
•Vomiting

I hope I answered your query. I am available for any follow-up queries you have.

Regards,