Zyban is a non-nicotine product for smoking cessation. It works to decrease withdrawal symptoms and urges to smokers by blocking the reuptake of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. Zyban is a prescription medication. You can talk with a Health Services clinician if this is a good option for you. Make an appointment...
- Start medication 7-14 days before selected quit date
- Take one tablet (150mg) in the morning for 3 days
- Increase to one tablet twice a day (8 hours apart)
- Continue for 7-12 weeks after quit date
Chances of quitting relies on the commitment to quit. In short and long-term studies, Zyban was significantly more effect than sugar pills in helping patients stop smoking. Participation in a counseling or other support program will also increase your chance of success.
Mental/mood changes, palpitations, seizures, restlessness, agitation, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, difficulty sleeping, nausea, vomiting, constipation, change in weight, tremors, skin rash, increased blood pressure.
- Drinking alcohol while taking Zyban can increase your risk of seizures
- Zyban may be used in with the patch under supervision of your health care provider
- You cannot smoke at any time