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What drugs to be taken after stopping smoking , is home remedial sufficient as many online post say this makes health good .how much this is true?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

trouble tracking this. Many people are able to stop smoking without use of medications.

Answered Nov 27, 2017

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

prevent relapse. The 1-year success rate of quitting smoking "by home remedial" is dismal: less than 1%. (See how addicting nicotine can be!). Once you quit smoking, you are in nicotine withdrawal. 2 wks before the quit date, you should start taking Bupropion or Nortryptiline or other neuro-active agent that block cravings. (These meds take 2 wks to take effect & be continued afterwards). TTYD.

Answered Jun 2, 2017

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