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I have a query in relation to a stop smoking medicine called

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HiI have a query in relation to a stop smoking medicine called Champix. I want to check and find out if there will be any interactions with some existing medication my mother is taking.
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today

Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

Not a problem, what medication is your mother taking?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She is taking.
Haloperidol
Procyclidine
Metphormine
Glucklazide
(High blood pressure tablets)
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** doesn't interact with these drugs.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok they may be a couple more let me check
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

No problem.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Amlodipine
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Remaprel
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

That is fine, it doesn't interact with any antihypertensives.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok one more question how about somebody who has had a mental illness in the past.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Is it ok for them to take the Champix
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

Yes, but with caution, rare side effects can include depression and hallucinations.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
This individual also smokes marijuana would Champix also relieve craving for marijuana
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Will Champix cause an interaction with marijuana, is there a tablet that can help her stop marijuana.
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

No, it is for nicotine sorry

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Ok, will it cause an interaction with Marijuana
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

No, it wouldn’t react though

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Secondly what can she take with relieve Marijuana withdrawal symptoms.
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

There isn’t for Marijuana, I would suggest psychological therapies for this.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Like what exactly
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Any idea
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

You would need to contact a Psychology service to help with addiction, I am not a psychologist so couldn't tell you.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok cheers
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 9 days ago.

All the best with this.