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Can a person with hepatitis c take chantix?

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can a person with hepatitis c take chantix?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 9 years ago.
It appears the answer is YES, you can take it with Hepatitis C.

According to the drug monograph:

This drug is minimally metabolized and excreted through the urine, and dosing adjustments would be made if you had kidney failure or impairment.

Because there is no significant metabolism of the drug by the liver, no adjustment needs to be made with the drug.

From their safety profile:

"Hepatic impairment
Due to the absence of significant hepatic metabolism, varenicline pharmacokinetics should be
unaffected in patients with hepatic insufficiency. "
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