Drinking on Chantix
Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:56 AM
Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:02 PM
Never drink alcohol while on prescription meds that say "do not drink alcohol while taking". This can have severe consequences...of course not every person will have an adverse reaction BUT do you want to take the chance? I know a guy who often drank on a certain med...no reaction...until one day there was...he ended up in jail for two weeks for doing things he doesn't remember. Certain combos (rx and alcohol) can also affect your respiratory system...as in you STOP BREATHING.
Don't risk it. Not worth it.
Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:27 PM
Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:39 PM
Just wanted to chime in on drinking and Chantix. I took Chantix and was fine drinking, until I wasn't. The last couple of times I drank was awful. Total blackout and I didn't over drink. It was scary. I didn't remember a thing and the people I was with told me I behaved normally, I just couldn't remember anything! I had been taking it for about 3 1/2 months when these episodes took place. I am now off Chantix because of this and the fact that I seemed not myself. I was also only taking 1 pill in the morning per day because if I took 2 I couldn't sleep.
I am not saying it didn't help me quit smoking because it did. I just wouldn't push the envelope with the alcohol again.
Beware....if it says refrain from drinking, there is probably a reason. I should have heeded the warning. Don't chance it yourself.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:34 PM
I know I'm late to the "game" here but I've been off the site for a looooong time I'm sure you are beyond this but for anyone else who comes along...
I took Chantix back when I think there were "cautions" about alcohol, and I drank a few beers one night and was BLACKOUT drunk. It was scary. I chose not to drink and stay on Chantix and I give it much credit for helping me get free!
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