Zyban is an oral tablet made up of a smoking cessation agent called bupropion. We carry the brand choice Zyban in 150mg!
Zyban is used, together with other methods, to help people quit smoking. Zyban is often used with counseling, behavior therapy, support groups, and smoking cessations sucha as nicotine patches or gum. A person with a nicotine addiction (a regular smoker) will often have withdrawal symptoms (such as irritability, anxiety, or restlessness) when they do not get nicotine in their system; this is why it is so hard to quit smoking. Smoking can lead to health complications such as heart disease, lung disease, and cancer.
Zyban (bupropion) will help decrease nicotine withdrawal symptoms and reduce the urge to smoke. The exact action of mechanism of this is unknown, but it may help restore a possible imbalance of chemicals in the brain.
Use this medication only the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Follow all directions very carefully. Avoid taking larger or smaller doses of this medication, or for longer than directed to. Using too much of this medication may increase your risk of having a seizure.
You may start this medication before you quit smoking, however, you should aim to quit by the end of the first week of treatment; set a day during week 2 to quit. If you are having troubles quitting after several weeks; consult your doctor. You may find yourself having troubles sleeping when first taking this medication; do not take this medication too close to bedtime.
Your doctor may prescribe nicotine patches or gum as part of treatment. Ensure you follow those directions very carefully. Do not smoke if you are using a nicotine product. This may cause your nicotine levels to get too high and may cause serious side effects.
Directions: take this medication by mouth, usually 2 times a day. You may take it with or without food; if you get an upset stomach taking medication, take it with food. Take your doses at least 8 hours apart; this will help reduce the risk of having a seizure.
Do not use Zyban (bupropion)
This medication should not be used by those who have used an MAO inhibitor within the previous 14 days or will be in the next 14 days, or by those who have a seizure disorder, an eating disorder, or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication, or a sedative such as Xanax.
Do not use this medication if you are also using bupropion for another condition such as taking Wellbutrin for depression.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
It is important to tell your doctor if you have ever had a head injury, seizures, or brain or spinal cord tumor, narrow-angle glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or a heart attack, diabetes, kidney or liver disease, depression, bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses, or if you drink alcohol. This is important because these conditions may interact with this medication.
This medication may induce seizures. This risk is higher in those who have certain medical conditions or take certain medications. Tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications you currently have or take.
It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby therefore if you are pregnant, you should discuss the possible risks and benefits before taking this medication. Do not stop taking this medication if you find out you are pregnant during treatment.
It may not be safe to breast feed while using this medication; ask your doctor about your risk.
Some young people may have suicidal thoughts when first taking this medication. Your doctor may want you to come in for regular checkups to monitor your progress. Your family and/or caregivers should also keep an eye out for mood or behavior changes.
Common side effects of Zyban (bupropion) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Zyban (bupropion) may include:
a manic episode - racing thoughts, increased energy, reckless behavior, feeling extremely happy or irritable, talking more than usual, severe problems with sleep.
If you have any of the above side effects or signs of complications, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
What is Zyban?
This medication is used alongside a stop-smoking program that will include support groups and counseling, all in order to help you quit smoking. Zyban can decrease your nicotine withdrawal symptoms and your overall urge to smoke. By putting an end to your smoking habits you can decrease the risk of heart and lung disease, as well as cancer. Because it decreases your nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, restlessness, Zyban is considered an antidepressant. And while it is not exactly known how this medication works, it is believed to restore the balance of a natural chemical in the brain called a neurotransmitter. This medication comes in the singular dose of 150mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.
How long does it take for Zyban to work?
Normally you should begin to take Zyban while you are still smoking and set a ‘target stop date’ for yourself. This targeted date should be within the first two weeks of treatment; sometime during the second week is preferable. This is due to the fact that the medication needs the time to start working.
Who makes Zyban?
Zyban is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, whom are a British multinational pharmaceutical company. They were founded in December 2000 in London, England. However, they now call Brentford in the UK home. The company also goes by GSK, and in 2019 it was the sixth largest pharmaceutical company according to Forbes.
How much is Zyban?
Medicare lists Zyban as a Tier 2 medication, and usually any drug that falls in line with Tier 2 is classified as a “non-preferred generic”. This could mean that the drug itself can be expensive. However, you can find an affordable offer on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $106.00 for a quantity of 60 pills.
What are the side effects of Zyban?
Some of the more common side effects to this medication are as follows; Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, fatigue, constipation, blurred vision, increased sweating, a strange taste in the mouth, stomach pain. Also note that dry mouth and trouble sleeping may occur as your body adjusts to this medication. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication, and if you are experiencing any of these be sure to inform your doctor if they persist or worsen.