EXPERT SUPPORT FOR YOUR QUIT SMOKING JOURNEY IN AUSTRALIA
Embark on your journey to a smoke-free life with the ease and convenience of Aussie Clinic’s online telehealth services. Our compassionate team of healthcare professionals specialises in telehealth-based smoking cessation support – wherever you are in Australia. With our bulk-billed appointments, you can receive expert guidance and personalised quit smoking strategies without the added financial stress. Connect with us from the comfort of your home and take the first step towards healthier living today!
Book Your Quit Smoking Consultation Now
Connect with our telehealth specialists for a personalised quit smoking plan from anywhere in Australia. Our convenient, bulk-billed online appointments are designed to fit your schedule and support your journey to becoming smoke-free.
Start Your Online Assessment
Learn about the process for nicotine replacement therapy through a straightforward online questionnaire. Our telehealth services are designed to provide you with information on available treatments and guide you through the next steps of your quit smoking journey.
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Explore Prescription Medications for Smoking Cessation
Understanding How Prescription Medications Aid in Smoking Cessation
Prescription medications, primarily in tablet form, play a pivotal role in your quit smoking journey. These tablets are designed to replicate certain effects of nicotine in the body, a key strategy in breaking free from nicotine addiction. This innovative approach not only diminishes your urge to smoke but also targets the neurological aspects of addiction. By focusing on these elements, these medications provide a strong foundation for overcoming addiction, integral to the various strategies employed in quitting smoking. This method is crucial in managing your timeline of quitting, ensuring a smoother transition to a smoke-free life.
Types of Prescription Medications
- Medication A: Designed to target nicotine receptors in the brain which reduces cravings and the pleasurable effects of smoking.
- Medication B: Works by alleviating withdrawal symptoms and reducing the urge to smoke.
Potential Side Effects
While these medications are effective, they may have side effect such as nausea, insomnia, or headaches. It’s important to discuss these possibilities with your healthcare provider so you can understand how to manage them.
Key Considerations Before Starting Medication
Prescription Requirement: Accessing these quit smoking tablets requires a prescription. It’s vital for those who need help to quit smoking to consult a healthcare professional, to evaluate suitability, ensure you’re prescribed the correct medication, and to ensure your personalised quit smoking program.
- Safety Information: It’s important to be aware of the safety profiles of these medications. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) ensures the safety and efficacy of all prescription medications. Recently, the TGA advised that low levels of N-nitrosovarenicline were detected in certain products. As a precaution, Pfizer Australia has temporarily halted the global distribution of this specific product pending further investigation. Always discuss potential risks and benefits with your healthcare provider.
Comparison with Other Methods: Prescription medications offer a unique approach compared to Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or behavioral therapy. While NRT replaces nicotine from cigarettes with a lower dose, prescription medications aim to alter the brain’s response to nicotine.
Lifestyle and Support: Complementing these medications with lifestyle changes such as stress management, regular exercise, and a healthy diet can enhance your chances of quitting. Aussie Clinic offers personalised support and follow-up consultations to ensure your success.
So What Next?
Ready to turn the page on your smoking habit? We warmly invite you to connect with our expert Smoking Cessation team at Aussie Clinic for a personalised consultation. Our dedicated professionals are here to guide you through the options of prescription medication for quitting smoking. We’ll work closely with you to determine the most suitable and effective medication, tailored specifically to your journey. Together, we are committed to supporting you every step of the way, helping you achieve a healthier, smoke-free future.
Consult with a Specialist
Friendly bulk-billed phone consultation with a TGA-approved Authorised Prescriber of nicotine.
If eligible, receive your prescription instantly via SMS after your consultation.
Local Pharmacy Pickup
Conveniently fill your prescription at one of over 5,500 pharmacies nationwide.
Why Choose Aussie Clinic?
Ready to take the first step towards a smoke-free life? Click “Book Appointment” to book your consultation and begin your journey with us.
Expert Care: Our team of healthcare professionals is TGA-approved and highly experienced in smoking cessation.
Customized Approach: We believe there’s a solution for everyone. Our programs are tailored to your unique needs and circumstances.
Supportive Environment: We provide a non-judgmental, supportive space to discuss your challenges and victories.
Most frequent questions and answers
In Australia, there are several options to help you quit smoking, including Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or prescription medications as well as behavioral therapies and counseling services.
Nicotine is legal in Australia, but it requires a prescription from a registered Australian doctor. Nicotine products are regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and are considered for use when other smoking cessation methods have not been successful.
NRT is a well-established method for quitting smoking and is effective in reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. It is available in various forms like patches, gum, lozenges, and inhalers. Its effectiveness increases when combined with behavioral support.
Yes, the Australian Government provides resources and support through programs like Quitline, a confidential telephone advice service. Additionally, there are various state-specific initiatives and resources available online.
Smoking cessation programs typically offer personalised plans, ongoing support, follow-up appointments, and access to healthcare professionals. They provide strategies for dealing with cravings and triggers, and some also offer group therapy or support groups.
Withdrawal symptoms can be managed with the help of NRT, medications, and support from healthcare professionals. Strategies like exercise, mindfulness, and healthy diet changes can also be beneficial.
Yes, it’s very common to make multiple attempts before successfully quitting smoking. Each attempt is a learning experience, and it’s important to understand that quitting is a process that might require several tries.
The immediate health benefits include improved heart rate and blood pressure, better circulation, and increased lung function. Over time, the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and lung cancer significantly decreases.
In Australia, some smoking cessation treatments are subsidized under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Check with your healthcare provider or pharmacist about the eligibility for subsidized treatments.