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Posted by: Lyall | 2009/11/09

Zyban

Please can you give me more information in regards to the product zyban as i am trieng to stop smoking, but is also on an anti-depressant as well. I need to know about side-effects, whether it reacts adversely with other meds, and whether it works differently for different people. Thank you

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Hallo Lyall
Zyban is bupropion which is also used as an antidepressant. It helps for some people but others experience unpleasant side effects:Dry mouth, headache, increased sweating, nausea/vomiting, constipation, anxiety, fatigue and blurred vision may occur.

You can't use it if you have epilepsy as it can cause seizures.

I read this article this morning about a study they did on smoking cessasion methods:
November 5, 2009 — The first head-to-head study of smoking cessation therapies shows that combination treatment with a nicotine patch plus lozenge almost doubles the rate of abstinence at 6 months compared with placebo, new research suggests.During treatment, the patch, bupropion plus lozenge, and patch plus lozenge were all significantly more efficacious than placebo, but at 6 months, or 4 months after the end of treatment, only the patch plus lozenge remained efficacious.

Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/09

Hallo Lyall
Zyban is bupropion which is also used as an antidepressant. It helps for some people but others experience unpleasant side effects:Dry mouth, headache, increased sweating, nausea/vomiting, constipation, anxiety, fatigue and blurred vision may occur.

You can't use it if you have epilepsy as it can cause seizures.

I read this article this morning about a study they did on smoking cessasion methods:
November 5, 2009 — The first head-to-head study of smoking cessation therapies shows that combination treatment with a nicotine patch plus lozenge almost doubles the rate of abstinence at 6 months compared with placebo, new research suggests.During treatment, the patch, bupropion plus lozenge, and patch plus lozenge were all significantly more efficacious than placebo, but at 6 months, or 4 months after the end of treatment, only the patch plus lozenge remained efficacious.

Dr Bets

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