Tabex dosage and administration
Tabex is took orally according to the following schedule outlined below:
First 3 days: 1 tablet 6 times daily (every 2 hours) with a reduction on the number of cigarettes smoked.
- 4th to 12th day: 1 tablet every 2 1/2 hours (5 tablets daily)
- 13th to 16th day: 1 tablet every 3 hours (4 tablets daily)
- 17th to 20th day: 1 tablet every 5 hours (3 tablets daily)
- 21st to 25th day: 1 to 2 tablets daily
The course of treatment usually lasts 25-30 days. This course can be cycled twice and has shown to be more effective with 85% of patients giving up after 60 days! In this case 2 packets are recommended per cycle.
Smoking cessation should occur by the 5th or 6th day after starting treatment. After the end of the therapeutic course, in order to have good results, the patient should give evidence of strong will, not allowing the lighting of a cigarette.
Precautions: smoking causes unpleasant feeling during Tabex® administration. The quantity of cigarettes smoked during the first three days should be decreased. Total smoking cessation should occur not later than the fifth day after the beginning of the course.