Zyban-Bupron-Bupropion Hydrochloride

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Zyban-Bupron-Bupropion Hydrochloride

Generic: Bupropion Hydrochloride 150mg

Manufacturer: Cipla

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Anti smoking Drugs are the medicaments that facilitate patients to quit smoking habits. Zyban 150 mg is a medicament which is categorized under the group of anti-depressant agents. This form of medication helps to reduce/lessen the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. This drug acts on chemicals present in the brain that are associated to nicotine desire

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How does Drug Work?

Zyban 150 MG alter the level of few chemicals present in the brain (named as neurotransmitters) by restoring the balance of noradrenalin and dopamine in the brain as lack of these neurotransmitters may be involved in the addiction process and may contribute to withdrawal. This gives the impression to ease the withdrawal symptoms that individual get when he stops smoking(symptoms are: Anxiety, feeling of restlessness, severe headaches, feeling of irritability, hunger, difficulty in focusing, or just feeling horrific).

What is the Dosage of Zyban 150 mg?

These tablets should be swallowed whole. Crushing and chewing is not allowed.

Dose of tablets of zyban 150 mg: primary dose is 150 MG once in a day (either in morning or in evening); this dose may gradually increase up to 2 times a day (morning and evening).

Directions for Use: Patient’s instructions for proper use of zyban 150 MG along with each of its package.

What are the indications of Zyban 150 mg?

It is indicated as assistance to smoking cessation treatment.

What are the Contraindications of Zyban 150 mg?

Zyban 150 mg is contraindicated in patients who are having following medical conditions:

  • It is not dispense to patients who are suffering from eating disorders such as Bulimia and Anorexia. (Bulimia- it is a disorder associated with consumption of large amount of food in short time period. Anorexia- it is a disorder associated inappropriate eating habits.)
  • It is contraindicated to those who are sensitive to any one of its ingredients.
    • It is contraindicated in those patients having convulsion problems.


What are the Side Effects of Zyban 150 MG?

Ask your doctor/pharmacist if you exhibit some of these major side effects:

  • Swollen facial parts such as Lips, Tongue or throat.
  •  Severe Pain in abdomen.
  • Having problem in passing stool.
  • Dryness of mouth.
  • Gradually gain in body weight.
  • State of confusion.
  • Anxiety.
  • Severe headaches.

Discontinue the medication if following conditions appear:

  • Severe fits.
  •  Skin reactions such as blistering.
  • Not breathing properly.
  • Vomiting.

Listed side effects of zyban 150 MG are not complete.

What are the Drug Interactions of zyban 150 MG?

Medications are known to interact with Zyban 150 MG are:

(Below Mentioned list is not complete. Consult your doctor before taking zyban 150 MG)

  • Carbamazepine.
  • Phenobarbital.
  • Phenytoin.
  • Ritonavir.
  • Lopinavir.
  • Efavirenz.
  • Levodopa.
  • Amantadine.

How should you store zyban 150 MG?

Storage conditions of zyban 150 MG are:

•         Stay children away from zyban 150 MG.

•         Guard from light and moisture.

•         Storage temperature is not above 25°C (77°F)

•         Stop taking zyban 150 MG after its expiry date shown as “EXP” on the label or box.


REMEMBER: This medicine has been prescribed for you by your doctor. DO NOT give this medicine to anyone without prescription.

What are points you should kept in mind before taking Zyban 150 MG?

Few points before taking Zyban 150 MG are:

  • If you are pregnant.
  • If you are breast feeding mother.
  • If you have any injury to head or spinal cord.
  • If you are having any medicine without prescription for weight reduction.
  • If you are having any drug that contains methylene blue.


In some Cases, this medicament possibly will not be appropriate and your doctor/pharmacist may wish to give you a Different medicine. Make clear by all means that your doctor knows about your medical history.

What should be done in case of Missed Dose?

If it is closer the time of the next dose, don’t take the missed dose and resume the usual dosing schedule. Need not to double the dose to catch up the Missed dose.

What should be done in case of Over Dose?

Overdosed person with Zyban 150 MG, make a call to poison control center or crisis room quickly. 

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