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What's the difference between zyban, wellbutrin (bupropion)?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

Same chemical -- can be used as an antidepressant or for smoking cessation.
I guess "zyban" is more appealing to the macho male smoker who does not want to take an "antidepressant ! ".

In brief: None

Same chemical -- can be used as an antidepressant or for smoking cessation.
I guess "zyban" is more appealing to the macho male smoker who does not want to take an "antidepressant ! ".
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Little

Diffent official indications and wellbutrin (bupropion) comes in extended release forms.

In brief: Little

Diffent official indications and wellbutrin (bupropion) comes in extended release forms.
Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

The same compound - buproprion.
The name zyben was a marketing tool to indicate that medication is not taken for depression and to provide patients with a "support program". Also, wellbutrin (bupropion) now comes with several extended release forms; zyben is still an immediate release.

In brief: Not really

The same compound - buproprion.
The name zyben was a marketing tool to indicate that medication is not taken for depression and to provide patients with a "support program". Also, wellbutrin (bupropion) now comes with several extended release forms; zyben is still an immediate release.
Dr. Mark Shukhman
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