Saturday, September 1, 2007

Stop Smoking NOW!

Not an easy one to answer until someone draws your attention to the fact that bupropion (Zyban) has been included in a Cochrane review on the use of anxiolytics and antidepressants for smoking cessation.

There are apparently two reasons to believe antidepressants and anxiolytics might help in smoking. First, anxiety and depression are symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, and smoking cessation sometimes precipitates depression. Second, smoking appears to be due, in part, to deficits in dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline, all of which are increased by anxiolytics and antidepressants.

Smoking is a habit. A very very bad habit. And if you wanted to kick that habit. Zyban is here to help. Zyban is a tablet used to help quit smoking. Zyban is started before quitting smoking, with a target date usually in the second week of taking Zyban. Zyban is only available on a doctor’s prescription.

I have heard that Zyban approximately doubles the chances of quitting smoking at 3 months from quit date. This drops back a little at 1 year from stopping. Zyban is less effective than Chantix. In trials, Zyban had around a 14% quit rate versus 21% for Chantix.

Zyban may reduce weight gain from stopping smoking, while it is being taken, although weight gain can occur when Zyban is stopped.

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