It is possible to use Zyban to stop smoking and to treat seasonal affective disorder and major depressive disorder. These tablets are used to help people give up smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects.
Use the Zyban only on doctor's advice. The exact dosing instruction is on the label on the medicine.
- Some weeks can pass before improvement occurrence. Do not stop reception of the Zyban without consultation of the doctor.
- Take the tablet orally.
- Swallow the Zyban whole (do not suck, crush, or chew).
- Take the Zyban no more than one tablet for once and no more than two tablets in day. Watch that the break between receptions was not less than 8 hours. This decreases the risk of seizures with the Zyban.
- It works not at once some time can pass (about 1 week). You can begin taking the Zyban while you are still smoking. However, you and doctor have to decide on a date that you will give up smoking during the 2nd week of taking the Zyban.
- If you have not made the progress in the 12 week, visit your doctor.
- Talk to your doctor to determine why you were not successful if you are not able to stop smoking while using the Zyban. Reduced or eliminated doses according to doctor’s recommendations, you can try to stop smoking again.
- If you feel well continue to take the Zyban. Do not miss the schedule of taking.
If you miss a dose of Zyban, skip the missed dose. Do not take 2 doses at once. Come back to your regular dosing schedule.
The temperature to store Zyban should be about 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). It is allowed to storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) brief. Store the tablets in dry, dark, not reachable of the children or pets place.
Do not share Zyban with those to whom it was not prescribed by a doctor even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
Zyban Safety information
You should not use Zyban if:
- you are taking any other medical preparation that contains Bupropion;
- you have epilepsy or eating disorder (e.g., anorexia, bulimia);
- you are allergic to any ingredient of the Zyban;
- you suddenly have stopped using sedatives (e.g., benzodiazepines) after long-term use;
Remember if you are taking Zyban:
- Do not drive until you know how you react to Zyban because it can cause dizziness.
- Do not take diet pills, stimulants or decongestants (e.g., pseudoephedrine) while you are taking the Zyban without consultation with your doctor. They may increase your risk of unwanted after-effects.
- You can take your dose immediately before bedtime if you have trouble sleeping. Advise self with your doctor about changing your schedule of the dosing.
- To give up smoking it is important to follow the doctor’s program, including counselling, behavioural changes or support services.
- If you want to use the nicotine skin patches together the Zyban consult with your doctor. Using these medicines together may raise your blood pressure. It is necessary regularly check your blood pressure, if you are already using a nicotine skin patch
- If you are using the Zyban along with any nicotine product, do not smoke.
- Stopping smoking may change the amount of certain medicines in your blood (e.g., theophylline, warfarin). Be sure your doctor knows all the medicines that you are taking.
- The Zyban contains the same ingredients as the Wellbutrin, an antidepressant. If you are also taking the Wellbutrin or other brands of Bupropion, do not take the Zyban. If you have any questions consult with your doctor.
Zyban Side effects
Consult with your doctor if any of following effects persist or become bothersome:
- dyspepsia (e. g. constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain);
- dizziness; anxiety, drowsiness; dry mouth; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; stuffy nose; trouble sleeping.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
- Severe or persistent anxiety, agitation, restlessness, or trouble sleeping;
- severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
- blurred vision or other vision changes;
- fast or irregular heartbeat;
- fever or chills;
- Changes in sexual desire or ability;
- hearing problems or ringing in the ears;
- joint or muscle pain;
- menstrual changes;
- red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin;
- severe headache or dizziness;
- chest pain;
- concentration problems, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated sense of well-being, inability to sit still, or other unusual or severe mental or mood changes, confusion;
- Shortness of breath;
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor.