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    Smoking Cessation Help
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    An_240681 posted:
    I want to quit smoking & need help but want to make informed decisions. Here are my questions:
    Can I wear a patch & also take a prescribed medication that assists with withdrawal?

    I have been on Sertraline HCL 100 mg (generic Zoloft) for 20 years and was wondering if there is any interaction with this medication & Chantix?

    I've heard mixed reviews on Chantix with mood changes, troubled sleep and nightmares. Is there another medication being prescribed without these side effects?
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi there and congrats on the decision to quit! It is very important to check in with your doctor before stopping or starting any medication, over the counter or prescription. Please give your doctor a call.

    Here's a link where you can find a drug and read about side effects and reviews from others:

    Drugs and Medications A to Z

    For Chantix oral there are over 800 reviews!

    Please check back in after you've talked to your doctor and let us know the day you are quitting! We'll cheer you on

    Haylen


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