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Cigarettes contain tobacco which has a drug named nicotine. This drug gets into the bloodstream and stimulates the brain. Gradually, you get strongly addicted to nicotine. Hence, quitting smoking becomes really difficult. Smoking is injurious to health. It is the leading PREVENTABLE cause of death worldwide. Tobacco cessation or quitting smoking reduces the risk of life from many tobacco-related diseases.

Zyban is a medicine which helps you quit smoking. It is also known as bupropion. Zyban contains a substance bupropion hydrochloride. It reduces the effect of nicotine on your body. Bupropion minimizes the addiction and enjoyment factor associated with smoking. It also takes care of the craving and withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking. However, this medicine cannot work alone. Your determination to quit the habit will always be required. Zyban is not recommended for people below the age of 18 years. You need a prescription to buy this medicine.

Download Zyban patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Consult a doctor if you wish to take zyban
  • The doctor will ask you to set a stop date for yourself (quit smoking date)
  • Start the medicine 1 week before this ‘quit date’
  • 1 tablet 150 mg daily for 6 days (or as prescribed by the doctor)
  • 7th day onwards, increase the dose – 1 tablet twice a day (morning and evening)
  • Do not take this medicine near to bedtime
  • The treatment lasts for 7 weeks

  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating

Serious Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • Fits
  • Allergic reactions
  • Skin rash
  • Pain in the muscles
  • Blackout
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Loss of memory
  • Frequent urination
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Hallucination
  • Aggressiveness

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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I have smoked for a very long time, what’s the point quitting now the damage is done?

Even if you have smoked all your life, there are always positive benefits to be gained from quitting. The rewards from quitting will begin as soon as you have your last cigarette, and the longer you go without smoking, the more benefits you’ll experience. Your health, your self-esteem, and your everyday life will improve dramatically both short-term and long-term. There is no age when you should give up trying to quit; any age is the right age to quit.

I previously tried to quit but didn’t succeed. What can I do?

On average, it’ll take a person at least 2 or 3 serious attempts before they successfully quit. If you have previously tried and failed, you should recollect past attempt(s) and think about what went right and what went wrong. Reuse any successful strategies and dump anything that held you back.

How do I handle cravings?

Sudden cravings tend to only last a few minutes at a time. When they occur, visualise why it is you want to quit and why it’s crucial that you succeed this time around. Exercise is one of the best methods of keeping your mind busy. Utilising these methods alongside taking medicine be very effective in beating cravings.

I enjoy smoking when I drink. Will I have to give up both to successfully quit?

If this is the case, it would be strongly advised that you refrain from drinking alcohol for at least the first 3 months after stopping smoking. Failure to do so will lower your chances at quitting successfully.

To complete your purchase, take our questionnaire. Once completed, a registered doctor will review your answers and issue a prescription, if suitable. This prescription will be sent to our practising pharmacy who will dispense your treatment. Orders are shipped by secure next-day courier.

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