Active Ingredient: The main active ingredient in the medicine is Bupropion Hydrochloride. This active ingredient is an aromatic ketone and hydrochloride salt of the aminoketone bupropion. It also shows the activity of antidepressants. It promotes smoking cessation and improves sexual desires. This active component is a weak blocker of the neuronal chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which is a central nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist.
Indications: Originally, the pill is antidepressant medicine and approved to help for quitting smoking. It is also used in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and depression. It is used to prevent seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that occurs each year at the same time especially during winter and to improve mood as well as feelings of well-being.
Action Mechanism: It is believed that this pill Zyban may work by restoring the balance of certain natural substances like dopamine, norepinephrine in the brain. The active ingredient in the pill, Bupropion Hydrochloride might alter the brain chemistry in such a way that nicotine is rendered less effective. It leads to the reduction in interest in smoking, nicotine cravings and withdrawal are minimal. This is how smoking can be controlled by this pill.
Dosages: The antidepressant pill Zyban is an effective solution to quit smoking, which is available in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 150 mg: It should be taken twice a day, at least 8 hours apart with a full glass of water, as advised by the doctor
Note: Control craving for smoking while treating with this pill. Avoid taking this pill in case of having a seizure or an eating disorder.