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Does Chantix Contain Nicotine?

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Posted on Thu, 12 Nov 2015
Question: I am having gastric sleeve surgery in two months. I am actively taking Chantix to quit smoking which is working well. If I continue to take the Chantix and not smoke nor use any other nicotine products. Will my cotinine blood test come back ok?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (50 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Chantix contains Varenicline and does not contain nicotine.
If you don't smoke or take any nicotine containing products after you have been able to stop smoking with the help of Chantix, your blood nicotine test would be negative.
Best wishes,
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Does Chantix Contain Nicotine?

Brief Answer: Yes Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. Chantix contains Varenicline and does not contain nicotine. If you don't smoke or take any nicotine containing products after you have been able to stop smoking with the help of Chantix, your blood nicotine test would be negative. Best wishes,