Zyban (Bupropion HCL)
What is Zyban (Bupropion HCL) used for?
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) is an antidepressant commonly prescribed to help patients quit smoking. The medication balances levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. This action may also make it useful for treating patients suffering from depression. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Zyban (Bupropion HCL)?
Follow the directions of your doctor while using Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) to get the most effective results. One tablet should be taken once daily, but your particular instructions will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water. If you experience nausea, it may be helpful to take the dose along with a meal. Never crush, chew, or split the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Zyban (Bupropion HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) include:
Inform your doctor immediately if any symptoms become intense or if more severe side effects occur such as increased heart rate, flu symptoms, swollen glands, confusion, severe skin reactions, or seizures. These may require emergency medical attention or other adjustments to your treatment to prevent further complications from appearing.
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) should not be used to treat patients with epilepsy, bulimia, anorexia, bipolar disorder, liver cirrhosis, or if you are taking any other MAOI medications. Also disclose if you have a history of alcohol abuse or diabetes, hypertension, a history of seizures, or a history of psychiatric illness as these conditions may cause problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly use Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.