Zyban is an antidepressant medicine designed to help to give up smoking. It mechanism works boosting chemical messengers in the brain, causing a withdrawal effects and cravings.
The recommended dose is 300 mg per day divided in 2 parts. You can use some nicotine gum or patches to help your treatment.
Before starting your treatment with Zyban please inform your doctor if you have any allergy, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not recommended to use the medicine along with medicines containing bupropion.
It isn't recommended to use Zyban along with MAO inhibitors, seizure medications, levodopa, theophylline, corticosteroids, sedatives, antivirals, psychiatric drugs, other antidepressants, benzodiazepines, salicylates, isoniazid, chlolinesterase inhibitors, morphine, and adrenaline-like drugs, opiates, cocaine, or stimulants, diabetes medications, etc.
Possible side effects
Difficulty sleeping and dry mouth are common side effects. Inform your doctor if you experience any of the side effects listed above or more serious side effects such as mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, more depressed, or if you have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Zyban can interact with the following medicines: antipsychotics, MAO inhibitors, antiarrhythmic drugs, H2-receptor antagonists and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are seizures, loss of consciousness, weakness, hallucinations, a fast heartbeat, and heart attack.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F).
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