Varenicline

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Summary

Varenicline is a drug that works as a partial agonist at nicotinic receptors. It is primarily used to treat nicotine withdrawal in patients who are quitting smoking.

Key Points

  • Varenicline
    • Mechanism of Action:
      • Partial Agonist of Nicotinic Receptor
    • Clinical Use:
      • Smoking Cessation
        • Reduces nicotine cravings - useful for nicotine withdrawal
    • Adverse Effects:
      • Toxicity: Sleep disturbance, depressed mood