It is easy to quit smoking than you think. Even if you have been smoking for more than 20 years, you can get rid of the nicotine addiction in a couple of months. To treat the nicotine addiction, doctors recommend using Zyban. This is the modern and most effective drug for the treatment of the nicotine addiction.
Zyban is a stimulating antidepressant which has been approved by FDA for the treatment of the nicotine addiction. It contains an active ingredient Bupropion – a selective noradrenaline and dopamine reuptake inhibitor.
Zyban stimulates a central nervous system, inhibits slow reactions, fatigue and sleepiness. The interaction with the central nervous system helps to reduce a difficulty from quitting smoking. Zyban does not contain nicotine and this drug does not replace cigarettes.
A specific action of Zyban to the central nervous system causes a reduction of the withdrawal syndrome which may occur during quitting smoking. A patient does not have a desire to smoke, does not experience an emotional tension or mood changes.
The mechanism of the action of Zyban consists in the creation of the maximally comfortable conditions for a human who have decided to quit smoking. Therefore, a person should make a decision and take the first steps to quitting smoking before using the drug.
Indications for the use
- Treatment and prevention of nicotine addiction
- Anxiety and emotional distress caused by quitting smoking
In what dose is Zyban used?
The initial daily dose of Zyban is 150 mg for the treatment of the nicotine addiction. The pills of Zyban 150 mg are taken 7-10 days before the complete giving up smoking. Bupropion will be accumulated in the blood within this period and will begin acting when a person will smoke the last cigarette.
After quitting smoking, the dose of Zyban is increased, and a pill of Zyban 150 mg is taken 2 times per day. This way, the drug will control an emotional state and inhibit a discomfort caused by quitting smoking within the first 1-3 months.
In 3 months, a dose of Zyban is lowered up to 150 mg per day, and the drug can be used as a maintaining therapy within 1-2 months, if necessary.
The overdose with Zyban has very intense side effects: tachycardia, hypertension, seizure, hallucinations, and coma.
The use of 2-3 pills of Zyban does not cause an overdose but the use of more than 1-2 g of Zyban may enhance a concentration of Bupropion in the body, and this will enhance a risk of the overdose.
- Avoid the simultaneous use of Zyban with theophylline, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs because their interaction can lower the convulsive activity threshold
- Do not take Zyban with other antidepressants from the group of noradrenaline and dopamine reuptake inhibitors
- Avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment
- Do not take Zyban with MAO inhibitors
- Patients suffering from epilepsy and organic affections of the brain are contraindicated to take Zyban
- If you have an allergic reaction during the treatment, the treatment is stopped
- Zyban is not prescribed patients under 18 years old and women during pregnancy.