Treatment with bupropion begins while the user is still smoking, one week prior to the quit date. Treatment is usually continued for 7 to 12 weeks, with consultation from a physician. Some ex-smokers benefit from continuing for a longer period of time. The FDA has approved Zyban use for up to 6 months post-quit. People who have not made significant progress towards abstinence by the seventh week of therapy are unlikely to successfully quit during this attempt, and bupropion treatment should be discontinued. Dose tapering is not required when discontinuing treatment.
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- What is Zyban®?
- How does Zyban® work?
- Can I take Wellbutrin® for depression and Zyban® for quitting smoking?
- What's the standard Zyban® dosage?
- What are common side effects of Zyban®?
- Can I drive while taking Zyban®?
- Who should use Zyban?®
- How long do I use Zyban?®
- Who absolutely shouldn't take Zyban®/Wellbutrin®?
- How long should I take Zyban® before I quit?