Zyban or Champix
These prescription medications can DOUBLE your chances of quitting.*
What Zyban or Champix does for you
Zyban and Champix are different types of medication. Both must be prescribed by a doctor, and both affect chemicals in your brain in order to reduce your body's cravings for nicotine.
Ask your doctor any questions you have about these medications.
How to use them
You and your doctor can talk about whether either Zyban or Champix would work for you. Your doctor will describe exactly how to use the medication. To increase your chances of quitting, follow your doctor's advice carefully.
Where to get them
Zyban and Champix are only available by prescription. Make an appointment with a doctor at your campus health clinic or your family physician.
What they cost
Because Zyban and Champix are both prescription medications, they may be covered in your health insurance plan. If not, Zyban costs about $70/ month. (A generic version costs about $48). Champix costs about $120/month. Treatment usually lasts 1½ - 3 months.
*Compared to placebo treatment – where the person isn't getting the real quit aid, even though they think they are getting it. Fiore, MC. et al. (2008). Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.