Trying to stop smoking what else works besides chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

NRT and Behavior txt. You can also try nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, inhaler, lozenges), behavioral treatment (includes counseling, groups), hypnosis.

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What is bettrer chantix or zyban (bupropion) for stop smoking?

Different approaches. Congratulations on your inquiry regarding smoking cessation! Chantix works by occupying the nicotine receptors in the brain. Zyban is bupropion (welbutrin) - an antidepressant that makes more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine available. Both meds are effective. Both diminish cravings for smoking, and both can be started before you actually stop smoking.Neither med can stop smoking for you! Read more...
Both zyban (bupropion) ; Chantix can be helpful for smoking cessation. The fda requires a black box warning for chantix. Per http://www.Aboutlawsuits.Com/chantix-black-box-suicide-warning-4684/ "a boxed warning will notify consumers that the smoking cessation drug may ^ the risk of changes in behavior, depression, hostility ; suicidal thoughts.". Read more...

Should someone who already has suicidal thoughts & attempted several times use chantix? Wellbutrin (bupropion) didn't work to quit smoking.

There is BLACK BOX. There is a BLACK BOX WARNING by the FDA on the increased risk of suicidality while taking & after stopping Chantix. The person you refer to in the question then, should speak with their psychiatrist on the benefits of quitting smoking using Chantix vs. the risks of what the warning box says. It is then, their decision to use or not. If smoking cessation is the goal there are other methods. Read more...

Why is not advised to use wellbutrin (bupropion) and chantrix together to help quit smoking?

Mood stability. Chantix has been associated with depression, suicidal ideation, and emotional lability in post-marketing studies. This can show up within days of starting the medicine. If already on wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression, these risks could be higher. Advised to use only one of these at a time. You should also know that Chantix is associated with higher risk for cardiovascular events, on its own. Read more...

I use wellbutrin (bupropion) to stop smoking can this make me gain weight?

Weight gain..... It is common that during the first year one is stopping or has stopped smoking that there is some weight gain. But, if one stays on the program that weight will be off within the next year. Wellbutrin is not one of the mental health drugs that is commonly a cause of weight gain. But it is not unheard of. Read more...
Not likely. Per Drugs.Com: "Weight loss greater than 2.3 kg (up to 28%), weight gain greater than 2.3 kg (up to 11%)" Read more...

I'm taking buproprion/wellbutrin. I want to stop smoking today. Can I use a nicotine patch w/that medicine?

Smoking Cessation. They can be used together but drug- drug interactions are possible. "Using bupropion and nicotine together can cause an increase in blood pressure. This can cause dizziness, confusion, uneven heartbeats, and chest pain. If you take both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms." REF - Drugs.Com Drug interaction checker. Read more...

My wife is on wellbutrin (bupropion) to stop smoking except she is having trouble sleeping for more then 3 hours. What can she do to help?

To stop smoking. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used for Treatment of Depression. It is not specific medication “to stop smoking” It can cause Insomnia. Insomnia can also be due to Anxiety. Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia • Reasons for smoking-Stresses in life • Smoking cessation program • Decrease dose of Wellbutrin (bupropion), and take it after lunch • Therapy for stresses in life for coping skil. Read more...

I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for almost two years I suddenly stop to use wellbutrin to quit smoking as well I'm very emotional and just not feeling mysel?

Talk to your doctor. Sometimes we have patients take both meds, sometimes we will wean off the Effexor (venlafaxine) or reduce dose before starting Wellbutrin. It is good you want to quit smoking. Your doctor can design treatment to help you with the smoking and the anxiety. Good luck! Read more...
Stopping smoking. Even with the help of Wellbutrin, stopping smoking can be difficult in terms of feeling emotional and irritable. Put that together with a sudden discontinuation of Effexor (venlafaxine) and you have double the emotional stress. Antidepressants, especially Effexor (venlafaxine), should not be stopped suddenly. Speak with your doctor about weaning off while starting Wellbutrin. Read more...