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  • n. A particular pharmaceutical drug, an agonist for nicotine, used to aid tobacco-smoking cessation.

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Examples

  • The drug, called varenicline, already is sold to help smokers kick the habit.

    Anti-Smoking Pill May Curb Excessive Drinking | Impact Lab

  • "There have been reports of neuropsychiatric adverse events, including suicidal ideation, with varenicline, which is a similar class of drug," they said.

  • Chantix, also known as varenicline, is designed to stimulate a type of nicotine receptor in the brain while preventing nicotine from binding to another receptor.

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  • "While a smoking cessation medication such as varenicline prevents nicotine from binding to receptors once it is in the brain, NicVAX is designed to block nicotine before it enters the brain."

    Media Newswire

  • "A medication such as varenicline, which may target shared biological systems in alcohol and nicotine use, holds promise as a treatment for individuals with both disorders" McKee said.

    Medindia Health News

  • "A medication such as varenicline, which may target shared biological systems in alcohol and nicotine use, holds promise as a treatment for individuals with both disorders" according to McKee.

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  • Another 11.2% and 3.2% used varenicline and bupropion, respectively, which don't contain nicotine.

    Quit Smoking: A New Case for Going Cold Turkey

  • The most popular such drug in the U.S. is Chantix, a varenicline brand marketed by Pfizer Inc. Pfizer said its revenue from Chantix, which has been linked to reports of depression and suicide, totaled $248 million in the first nine months of 2011 in the U.S.

    Quit Smoking: A New Case for Going Cold Turkey

  • The smoking-cessation drug Chantix varenicline is a derivative of cytisine.

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  • Bupropion, fluoxetine, nicotine replacement therapy, and probably varenicline all reduced weight gain while being used.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Preventing Smoking Cessation-Related Weight Gain

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