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Zyban SR 150 Tablets - Bupron- Bupropion

Generic: BUPROPION

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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Anti smoking Drugs are the drugs which help the individuals to give up smoking. These drugs moreover lessen the withdrawal symptoms and bring down the feeling of smoking. These drugs correspondingly enhance the chances of quitting.

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Zyban is a medicament which comes under the category of anti-depressants and is an extended-release form that cut down the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. It does not have nicotine. This drug acts on chemicals present in the brain that are associated to nicotine desire.

How does Drug Work?

Zyban changes the level of few chemicals present in the brain (named as neurotransmitters). 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?

Dose of sustained-release tablets of zyban: primary dose is 150 mg once in a day (either in morning or in evening); target dose is 150 mg (morning and evening) two times a day; maximum dose is 200 mg (morning and evening) two times a day.

Dose of extended-release tablets: primary dose is 150 mg in a day (either in morning or in evening); target dose is 300 mg once in a day; maximum dose is 450 mg once in a day.

Extended release tablets are meant to take once in a day

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

What are the indications of Zyban?

 It is indicated as assistance to smoking cessation treatment. 

What are the Contraindications of Zyban?

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

  • It is not given 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? 

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

  • Rashes.
  • Swelling of various facial parts such as Lips, Tongue or throat.
  • Pain in abdomen.
  • Facing problem in passing stool.
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Gradually changes in body weight.
  • Confusion state
  • Anxiety
  • Severe headaches.

Discontinue the medication if following conditions appear:

  • Convulsions.
  • Complicated skin reactions such as blistering.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Vomiting.

Listed side effects of zyban are not complete. 

What are the Drug Interactions of zyban? 

Medications are known to interact with Zyban are:

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

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

How should you store zyban?

Storage conditions of zyban are:

 

  • Stay children away from zyban.
  • Guard from light and moisture..
  • Storage temperature is 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)
  • Stop taking zyban 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 Extended release tablets?

Few points before taking Zyban Extended release tablets are:

  • If you are expecting a child.
  • If you are breast feeding your baby.
  • If you any injury to head or spinal cord.
  • If you are having any medicament without prescription for weight reduction.
  • If you are having any drug that contains methylene blue.

COMMUNICATE YOUR DOCTOR/PHARMACIST BEFORE STARTING TO TAKE THIS MEDICAMENT. 

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? 

Unknowingly some person has missed a dose, have it as soon as recall. 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?

If some person has overdosed with Zyban, make a call to poison control center or crisis room quickly. 

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