Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride)
What is Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) used for?
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) is used to help people stop smoking. It can help to reduce cravings for cigarettes, as well as decreasing nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It is also used to treat the symptoms of depression and seasonal affective disorder by helping to restore the equilibrium of certain natural substances in the brain, known as neurotransmitters. This drug is often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
How should I use Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride)?
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) comes in the form of tablets which are taken orally. Patients are sometimes directed to take this drug 3 times daily. In order to avoid having a seizure, patients should ensure that their doses are at least 6 hours apart, and that they do not exceed 150mg as a single dose, and 450mg as a daily dose. Patients should note that the exact dosage may vary for each individual, and patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride)?
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) may occasionally cause side effects to occur, such as:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice any other more serious side effects such as severe mood changes, ringing in the ears, unusual changes in weight, pain in the chest, a rapid pounding heartbeat, muscular pain or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
You should stop taking this medication and immediately consult your physician if you have a seizure while taking this medication.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.