Varenicline Tartrate is used as the active component in medication for the treatment of addiction to smoking. This component is a tartrate salt formed by the reaction of varenicline with one equivalent of tartaric acid. A partial agonist for nicotinic cholinergic receptors indicated as an aid to giving up smoking. It plays the role of a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist and a serotonergic agonist. It is a benzazepine derivative that functions as an alpha4-beta2 nicotinic receptor partial agonist. This component is used in drugs used for smoking cessation.
Class of Drugs – A partial agonist of the alpha4 or beta2
Molecular Formula – C17H19N3O6
Molecular Weight - 361.3 g/mol
Working: This mentioned active component is a partial agonist of the alpha4 or beta 2. It is used in the therapy of smoking cessation. Varenicline Tartrate is a partial agonist of the alpha4 or beta2 subtype of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Additionally, it acts on alpha3/beta4 and weakly on alpha3beta2 and alpha6-containing receptors.
Uses: Given an active ingredient used in smoking cessation. Varenicline Tartrate is used together with behavior drugs and counseling support to help stop smoking.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given active component used in popular brand medication for the therapy of smoking cessation. It is as mentioned below:
- Chantix: 0.5 mg and 1 mg
Do not consume this drug and call the doctor right away in case of feeling depressed, agitated, hostile, aggressive, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. This medication should not be used in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.