Giving up smoking is tough, but not impossible. Those who feel like they need help can find it here. Our pharmacy stocks branded smoking cessation treatments such as Zyban and Champix.
- Over 60 percent of smokers start before the age of 18
- Most smokers tend to be in their 20s
- Zyban and Champix can make quitting easier
It only takes around five minutes to fill out our questionnaire. Once our doctor has given your order their approval, we’ll have your treatment at your door in just 24 hours.
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Quitting smoking is never easy. But you likely already know that. Especially if you’re one of the 10 million adults in the UK who does smoke. According to ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), 60 percent of smokers say they would not be able to make it through a whole day without lighting up at least once.
For most people, smoking might only start with the odd cigarette here and there. But before long, it can turn into a 10 or 20 a day habit, which is tough for a lot of people to break free from.
The health risks associated with smoking are well-known. It’s common knowledge that tobacco is the leading cause of lung cancer, causing up to 90 per cent of cases. The habit has also been linked to increased susceptibility to heart disease too. It is thought that those who smoke raise their exposure to heart-related illnesses by as much as 24 percent. And if that wasn’t enough, smoking can make your skin age at a faster rate, contribute to gum disease, decrease circulation, and cause a host of other unwanted effects on your body.
However, for many, knowledge of these health risks still isn’t enough. Smoking is so addictive, that many people continue supporting the habit in spite of the hazards involved.
Staying quit is hard for a number of reasons. First of all, once the body is accustomed to cigarettes, the brain depends on nicotine stimulation. Secondly, psychological factors, such as stress and anxiety, may make it tough for someone to give up as well. In these cases, tobacco can act as a crutch when we feel pressured at work, or in social situations.
Those who want to stop but are finding it hard to do on their own can find help in the form of prescription treatments, such as Champix (PFIZER) and Zyban (GLAXOSMITHKLINE). These are tablet medicines, which are intended to be used at the same as when a person is giving up. They help both to increase the user’s chances of quitting by increasing the activity of certain chemicals in the brain. These chemicals stimulate the brain in various ways, and help to reduce craving.
You can only buy these smoking cessations with a prescription. This is because a doctor will have to assess your suitability for the medication before issuing it to you. When purchasing these treatments, it is also important to ensure you are buying branded versions, as generic variations of Champix and Zyban are not yet available.
Getting the stop smoking medicine you need online has never been easier. Our comprehensive service enables you to buy Champix and Zyban online from a UK-based pharmacy. It takes just five minutes to fill in our online questionnaire. Once you have done so, a GMC-registered doctor will assess your responses, and if safe, issue a prescription. Following successful consultation, we will have your order at your home in just 24 working hours.
Types of Treatment
The stop smoking products available here at Treated.com are Zyban and Champix, which are make by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer respectively. These are both tablet medications, designed to be used in conjunction with a motivational support programme to help the user give up smoking.
How do they work?
This tablet contains bupropion hydrochloride. It is not strictly considered a nicotine replacement therapy, but performs a similar function.
Smoking stimulates nicotinic receptors in the brain. When someone stops smoking, these nicotinic receptors are deprived of the chemical arousal they have become used to, leading to craving. Bupropion circumvents this by facilitating the activity of other chemicals in the brain, noradrenaline and dopamine. As a result, the user feels less dependent on nicotine and less inclined to smoke.
Referred to as a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, Champix works in a similar way to nicotine replacement therapy by providing stimulation to the receptors in the brain that respond to nicotine; and also prevents the action of the chemical on receptors when it is inhaled through cigarette smoke. This both reduces the craving and makes inhaled nicotine less attractive to the brain.
What are the side effects?
As these are different products with separate active ingredients, the side effects they may cause vary. The most common possible side effects associated with both treatments are difficulty sleeping, headaches and dry mouth. Please refer to the leaflets provided with each product for more detailed information.
Can I take them with other medications?
This depends on which other medicines are being taken by the user. Always disclose information pertaining to any other treatments you are currently using to your doctor. This includes prescription, non-prescription or remedial products.
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What’s the difference between the medications?
The main difference between the medicines is their contents and resultant mechanism of action. Whereas Champix works by simulating nicotine reuptake, Zyban triggers the activity of other chemicals in the brain which suppress craving.
Additionally, Champix is typically given as a longer course, for 12 weeks; whereas Zyban may only be given for seven.
Should I take Champix or Zyban?
It depends on which you’re better suited to. If you’re currently using treatment for another condition, then this may determine which product you can safely use. Consult the product page for each medicine before making your decision, and if you are still unsure, ask your doctor.
Are there different side effects?
Yes. Refer to the patient information leaflets for a detailed account of the side effects associated with each treatment.
Is it right for me?
We can help you find out. Fill in our online health assessment and a doctor will examine your answers. Once they have determined that the medication is safe for you, they will draw up a prescription and send it to our dispensing pharmacy. You should receive your treatment no later than one working day following approval.
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Delivery on all items is included in the price. After your order has been dispatched, you’ll be supplied with a tracking number, allowing you to follow the progress of your items every step of the way. We deliver to anywhere in the UK, so whether you’re in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow or Cardiff, your order will be at your door within just 24 hours of approval from our doctor.
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