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a compound structurally similar to amphetamine
, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as an antidepressant
and as an aid in smoking cessation to reduce the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal
; administered orally.
A drug, C13H18ClNO, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of depression and as an aid in smoking cessation. It is a weak inhibitor of norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake in the central nervous system.
bupropion Zyban® Psychiatry An antidepressant Side effects Dry mouth, insomnia Contraindications Seizures, bulimia
bupropion A drug used in the treatment of tobacco, drug and alcohol dependency. Bupropion reacts adversely with a wide range of other drugs and may induce seizures in sensitive persons. When used, a strict regime is necessary. A brand name is Zyban.
An antidepressant medication given to smokers for nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It is sold under the trade name Zyban.
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A survey of more than 7,400 smokers published in Addiction in September 2012 found that people who used the medication varenkline (Chantix) were six times more likely to stay off cigarettes for six months and those who used nicotine patches or the antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin; Aplenzin
), were four times more likely to stay off cigarettes for six months than people who tried to kick the habit without aid.
The FDA has also cleared Aplenzin
(sanofi-aventis U.S.) extended-release tablets as a once-daily treatment for MDD in patients 18 and older.