Pregnancy and champix

Patient

Q: I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I've tried everything to quit smoking and I really want to try champix is it safe enough to use now?

Doctor

A:   Hi,
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern.
Champix tablets contain varenicline. Which belongs to category C drugs in pregnancy, means animal studies have shown few adverse effects on fetus whereas sufficient human studies are lacking.
So, safety of Champix in pregnancy is not yet proved .
Before starting Champix tablets,
please talk to your doctor once and proceed according to her advice.
Take care.

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