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

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.
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..
Yes. Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Chantix may be used together to reduce tobacco (and other) cravings. Reduce but not eliminate!
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.

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Why can't I get wellbutrin (bupropion) in the uk for depression? Is it that dangerous? My gp will only prescribe zyban for quiting smoking and only for 9 weeks!

Not dangerous. I do not know why bupropion is not approved in the uk, except zyban for smoking cessation. It is no more dangerous (and many would say far less) than the ssri and snri drugs (effexor, prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft etc etc). It is one of the few antidepressants not associated with weight gain or sexual dysfunction, and the rate of seizures, of concern, is really low. See if doc will order from us/canada... Read more...

Is it true that the depression can help aid in u quitting smoking?

Everyone is. different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. Depression doesn't help but constructive use of anger can, e.g.,telling yourself that you are not letting smoke have power. Read more...

Is it safe to take setraline (zoloft) and buproprion (wellbutrin) together? I have been on Zoloft (50mg) but also would like to quit smoking and heard that wellbutrin is an excellent quit-smoking aid. Is this true and are the two safe together?

I . I am not aware of any specific warnings concerning this combination. In theory, zoloft, which is a moderate inhibitor of the main elimination pathway for wellbutrin (bupropion) (2b6), could increase wellbutrin (bupropion) concentration in the blood. This may lower a seizure threshold and increase your seizure risk. The final decision requires consideration of a variety of factors such as your age, sex, presence or absence of liver or heart disease, other health factors and is for your physician to make. Read more...
Probably, but. There aren't any established adverse interactions, but the anti-craving effect of wellburin seems no different than the known (but less well advertised) anti-craving effects of ssri's like zoloft (sertraline). There is probably a common underlying pathway for both (all) as suggested by the likelihood that craving of food, drugs, sex, risk all have a "self-medicating" basis--i.e., temporary alleviation of mood. Read more...

Smoking cessation I've heard that wellbutrin (bupropion) is used to help one quit smoking. How long is one generally on the medication?

Bupropion . Bupropion (wellbutrin ) was developed and initially introduced in the United States as an antidepressant but was subsequently noted to reduce the desire to smoke cigarettes and shown in clinical trials to be effective in smoking cessation.It works best along with intensive behavioral support. Approximately 1 week of treatment is required to achieve steady-state blood levels of bupropion and treatment is typically continued for anywhere between 8 - 12 weeks. If you have not made significant progress towards abstinence by the seventh or eighth week of therapy , treatment should probably be discontinued. Read more...
Dr. . Dr. Waghray provided excellent information regarding medication for smoking cessation. Auricular (ear) medical acupuncture can also produce excellent results for smoking cessation. Safe, non-invasive and effective. Take care. Read more...