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Zyban

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Updated July 11, 2006

What is Zyban:

Zyban is the trade name for the drug Bupropion. Bupropion is also the active ingredient of Wellbutrin, an anti-depressant that may be prescribed for smoking cessation also.

What is Zyban Presribed for?:

Zyban is prescribed to assist in smoking cessation. However, Zyban, does contain he same active ingredient as anti-depressants like Wellbutrin.

Zyban Side Effects:

Side effects of Zyban include change in taste constipation difficulty sleeping, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, and increased sweating, nausea, tremor,and weight loss.

Side effects to that need to be reported to your doctor include hallucinations, agitation, difficulty breathy, seizures, rashes, blurred vision, increase in blood pressure and heart palpitations.

Who Should Not Take Zyban:

Zyban is not recommended for people who are currently taking Wellbutrin, those with eating disorders, currently taking MAOI's, those with seizure disorders, people who drinks high amounts of alcohol, those who use sedatives or abruptly stop using sedatives, or those allergic to active and inactive ingredients in Zyban or bupropion.

How to Take Zyban:

Zyban comes in tablet form and should be taken as prescribed. It is important not to chew or crush Zyban. Normally, Zyban is prescribed is stages. For example, only one pill may be taken for the first three days. Slowly the dosage will increase.

Most people take Zyban for 7-12 weeks. It is important to let your doctor know when you plan to discontinue taking Zyban.

What to Do If You Have Missed a Pill::

If you have missed your pill, do not take an extra dose. Resume your regular dosage schedule at the next scheduled time.

How to Get Zyban:

Zyban is a medication that requires a prescription by a doctor.
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