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Champix® (varenicline tartrate) Prescribing Information.  Adverse event reporting information can be found at the bottom of the page.

Champix (varenicline) for smoking cessation in adults

Champix (varenicline tartrate), a medication indicated for smoking cessation in adults, is unavailable because a Class 2 medicine recall is in place.
Upon request from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Pfizer Ltd is recalling all Champix stock as a precautionary measure due to presence of levels of N-nitroso-varenicline above the acceptable level of intake set by both European Medicines Agency (EMA) and MHRA. The recall is at pharmacy and wholesaler level.
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Until the Champix shortage is resolved, patients will need to consult with their healthcare professional to choose an alternative treatment option.
Download here the full Dear Healthcare Professional Communication (DHPC) agreed with the MHRA.


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