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!
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.".

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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...

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 will start taking bupropion to help stop smoking, I'm a heavy drinker and smoker will reducing and or stop drinking cause a seizure?

Very possibly. Bupropion not good choice if you continue to drink heavily. You can definitely get into trouble with increased risk of seizures, hallucinations, mood and behavior change, anxiety and panic attacks. Chantix similar. For the heavy drinker, nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum, etc) is better choice. OR, if able, drink 1 drink/day or less on bupropion. Work with Doc on comprehensive quitting plan. Read more...
It might. Did the prescribing doctor ask you about your alcohol intake, and did you answer honestly? If you have withdrawal symptoms, like morning tremor (the shakes), or anxiety, sweating, insomnia or other signs of withdrawal, you should not take bupropion while doing this. Talk to the prescriber or to a mental health professional about this before doing anything. You can use nicotine patches/gum instead. Read more...
Possibly. Immediate release bupropion can mildly increase seizure risk, and if you are a heavy drinker if you stop cold turkey you can get withdrawal seizures or DTs. You may want to seek out a detox or rehab facility to help get into recovery. Read more...
Alcohol withdrawal. Stopping heavy alcohol use can be a risk for seizures as is bupropion in individuals at risk for seizures. I would suggest detoxing from alcohol first then addressing the smoking. There are other risks to stopping alcohol such as permanent memory loss (weinicke korsokoff syndrome) which can be prevented with thiamine. Be honest with your MD about the amount of alcohol used to make tx plan. Read more...