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is it true that the depression med wellbutrin (bupropion) can help aid in u quitting smoking?

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Chantix may be used together to reduce tobacco (and other) cravings. Reduce but not eliminate!
Answered on May 1, 2018
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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26 years experience Internal Medicine
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Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Bupropion, the generic of wellbutrin, (bupropion) is used for smoking cessation. Zyban has been branded for smoking cessation, and is the same generic. Since it is a prescription medication speak with your doctor for a comprehensive approach to smoking cessation using all the modalities available to you.
Answered on May 14, 2016
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: It may help a little. Dose should be adjusted by your doc. May cause seizures. Chantix is more powerful - check with your doc.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Susan Woods
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it can help: Wellbutrin (bupropion) was found out when it was tested for low mood, and some of them 'spontaneously' quit smoking! turns out that research studies show that it increases success with quitting. If someone is depressed, however, and wants to quit smoking, they should be carefully monitored by their provider. It can be harder to quit with low mood. Wellbutrin (bupropion) + nicotine patch or gum or lozenge is good..
Answered on May 6, 2018
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes. FDA has approved it with a different name, Zyban (bupropion).
Answered on Apr 23, 2016

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