Zyban is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help people quit smoking. Zyban may also be prescribed off-label to help manage weight. Zyban is also known by its drug name, Bupropion.
Zyban is an atypical antidepressant and an anti-smoking medication. Zyban is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Zyban is believed to contribute to weight loss by suppressing the appetite.
How do I take it?
Zyban is generally taken twice daily.
Zyban comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Zyban lists common side effects including dizziness, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, and joint pain.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Zyban include suicidal thoughts, worsening of depression, seizures, psychosis, mania, glaucoma, and high blood pressure.
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