CHAMPIX (varenicline) Indications And Clinical Use

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CHAMPIX (varenicline tartrate) is indicated for smoking-cessation treatment in adults, in conjunction with smoking-cessation counselling.

Geriatrics (>65 years of age): No dosage adjustment is necessary for healthy elderly patients. However, varenicline is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and it may be useful to monitor renal function (see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, Special Populations: Geriatrics).

Pediatrics (<18 years of age): Based on the data submitted and reviewed by Health Canada, the safety and efficacy of CHAMPIX in pediatric patients has not been established; therefore, Health Canada has not authorized an indication for pediatric use (see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, Special Populations: Pediatrics).