*Please note: The product is manufactured in Turkey and is only available with Turkish language packaging.
What is Zyban?
Zyban contains the active ingredient bupropion hydrochloride and is used in combination with support techniques to help stop smoking. It can decrease the urge to smoke by decreasing nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Quitting smoking can help decrease the risk of lung cancer and other lung or heart diseases. The tablet has the same properties as certain antidepressants and can be also used to treat mood or mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
How is Zyban used?
Zyban should be taken orally as directed by a doctor, usually once daily to start and slowly increasing the dosage to 2 times per day. Take the doses at least 8 hours apart along with some food to prevent an upset stomach. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition but the maximum recommended dosage is 300mg per day. The tablets should be taken whole and not crushed, chewed or cut to prevent too much of the drug from being released at one time. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor as it may cause unwanted side effects or severe withdrawal symptoms.
Zyban may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Excessive sweating
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle pain
- Chest pain
The medication should not be taken within 14 days of taking any monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants as it may cause an unwanted drug interaction.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Zyban is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.