Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride)
What is Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) used for?
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) is an antidepressant commonly prescribed to help patients give up smoking. The medication operates by balancing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to reduce cravings and other withdrawal effects that may occur. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride)?
Follow the instructions of your physician to get the safest and most effective results from Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochoride). It is normally taken three times each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will depend on your symptoms and health condition. Swallow the tablets with a large glass of water. Never crush, chew, or split the medicine as this may destroy or alter the effects of the contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about using the medicine to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride)?
Some patients using Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Report any symptoms that become intense or if more serious side effects appear such as increased heart rate, flu symptoms, hallucinations, seizures, or a severe skin reaction. These conditions may require emergency medical attention or other adjustments to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) should not be used to treat patients who have epilepsy, a history of anorexia, bulimia, or bipolar disorder. Also inform your physician if you have a history of alcohol abuse, diabetes, hypertension, or a history of psychiatric illness as these conditions may require reduced dosages or other adjustments to prevent further complications from occurring.
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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.