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Hi, Im hoping someone can answer this.

Ive been taking champix for 4 weeks now with great success and no side effects but I read you are supposed to take the pills 12 hours apart and this is difficult as I get up late and have the first one with lunch. I stay up late as my husband works shifts and like to see him when he gets home but I couldnt eat food at 1am so Ive been taking the 2nd tablet around 10pm and wondered if this is ok ? I cant find any info on how flexible the 12 hour thing is.

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If its working, stick with what your doing:D

Good luck

Hi Skribbles

I also used Champis and took mine at 10 am as I felt sick when taking earlier and the second one at about 6 pm so just 8 hours apart and never had a problem with that

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I take my first one at about 8am, and my second one (if I take it at all, haven't done for the last two weeks!), around 3pm, as I thought it was the Champix's fault i kept waking up in the night, but I still do anyway!

As long as you're not feeling any side effects, i would say carry on as you are.


Well done by the way!

Thanks all, maybe in a couple of weeks I will only have one a day at lunch time, I missed the 2nd dose once and didnt feel any different.

Hey Beccy,

I am champex free now. stopped taking them about a week ago, no ill efects at all. but like you still waking up at bollox o clock:mad:

I won't smoke today!

Brave Mark

Hey Mark, how are you stranger??

I have forgotten to take them a few times, but knowing that i have the willpower of a gnat, am still only taking my morning one. My quit nurse seems to think that's a bad idea, but it's working for me!

My bollox o'clock is getting earlier every night, it was 4.15am for a while, but has gradually been creeping towards 3am, last night was 2.45am. Grrrrr!

Well done for you - i am so not that brave yet!

I won't smoke today either! :D


Sleepy sweeping

Ello both!

Having bollox o'clock issues from the other end - 4.45 was the time I went to sleep last night.... very rubbish. :(

There's an empty desk next to me and all I can think at the moment is how appealing it would be to crawl under it and just have a lil cat nap, just for an hour or so... bet no-one would notice... hmmm....

Coffee, anyone?

Lottie x

I seem to have stopped the waking up now. I take mine at 7.30am and 6pm. I am thinking of cutting out the afternoon one though, just because I don't want to take them for ever.

its crazy how everyone reacts different to the tablets. I sleep 2am - 11am, only thing that wakes me is the sunshine through my curtains. Prior to champix I had insomnia, now I got the opposite.

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