What is Zyban? How to Treat with Generic Bupropion.
Generic Zyban (Bupropion 150 mg) guide:
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What is the drug sold as Zyban?
The medication you can find under a name Zyban among others is an atypical antidepressant also used as an aid for smoking cessation. It is based on the substance named Bupropion that was discovered in 1969. It was patented in 1974 and for the first time used in 1985 after numerous studies on its effectiveness and safety. Currently, it is available also under other names because the patent is expired and other companies can make the same drug. You can buy Zyban cheaper if you look for its generic form. However, you need to make sure to get the right dose per pill as different dosages of Bupropion are used for the smoking cessation and mental disorders treated with the substance.
How the active substance of the drug renders its effect?
Zyban or Bupropion is the first medication aimed to help people quit smoking which wasn’t based on nicotine and therefore isn’t a nicotine-replacement medication. It has rather a healing than therapeutic effect.
Its effect is due to the impact namely on the mechanism of dependence development, i.e. it affects the areas of the brain responsible for the enjoying of smoking. Its main principle of action is the selective inhibition of the noradrenaline and dopamine reuptake. It also antagonizes nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Due to the medications antidepressive action, it lowers the psychological discomfort while quitting smoking and prevents the craving for smoking. Eventually, an individual who uses Zyban or its generic loses the wish to smoke. However, the treatment with this drug is a short-term one and requires additional consultations with a therapist. If you decide to buy Generic Zyban, make sure to find a doctor who has experience treating nicotine dependence with this drug.
Is there any difference between the branded Zyban and the generic?
There is no difference in the effectiveness of the drugs as long as they are based on the same active ingredients and the amount of these ingredients per pill corresponds to the original, proven to be an effective dosage. You can easily check it when getting the medication as the name of the active ingredient is always indicated below the commercial name and the dose per pill is also there. Make sure to check these parameters before you get the medication to avoid overdosing.
Besides, it is important where you get the medication from. It is advised to get it from a regular or online drugstore with a well-established reputation rather than fall for the lowest price and receive a placebo (dummy pill).
How should you use Generic Zyban?
When you decide to buy Bupropion to quit smoking, you should set the date when you plan to stop smoking completely while still smoking as usual. The date of the complete smoking cessation should be within the first weeks of the use of the medication. The drug needs at least one week of uninterrupted use to achieve stable levels in the blood.
It is recommended to use for the first three days 150 mg a day. Then, if the drug is well tolerated, it can be raised to 300 mg split into two intakes with an interval of eight hours between them. It is the maximum dose that must not be raised further as it won’t provide any additional benefits but can raise the likelihood of adverse effects.
It is not recommended to crush the pills or chew them as it may increase the likelihood of side effects occurrence.
The usual treatment length is from seven to twelve weeks of uninterrupted medication use. If you couldn’t quit smoking after twelve weeks, it means that the medication is not effective in your case and you must not continue using it but look for an alternative.
Contraindications for Generic Zyban use
You must not buy Generic Bupropion if you are diagnosed with epilepsy or other conditions in which seizures occur, in abstinence syndrome or benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or a brain tumor in the active stage.
The safety of the medication during pregnancy is not sufficiently studied. Therefore, the drug can be used only if a doctor decides that the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk for the fetus. The drug must not be used during breastfeeding either as it is unknown whether it penetrates the milk or not.
If you suffer from liver dysfunction, severe nephropathy, or severe arterial hypertension, you should consult a specialist before buying the mediation as in these conditions increases the risk of suicidal tendencies associated with Zyban use.
What are possible adverse effects of Zyban?
The therapy with the medication can cause pain in the chest, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, tremor, impaired attention focus, seizures, collapse, insomnia, depression, hallucinations, excitation, anxiety, irritability, aggression, loss of appetite, body mass decrease, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, pain in the belly, constipation, skin itching, rash, sweating, swelling and others.
If you suffer from any heart side effects, seizures, or allergic reactions, stop using the drug right away and consult a doctor.
What can happen if you overdose of Zyban?
The intake of an increased dose of the preparation can cause sinus tachycardia, drowsiness, nausea, raised arterial pressure, lethargy, and epileptic seizures.
If you noticed that you overdosed not later than two hours after the pills intake, you should vomit and then take activated carbon. If severe side effects still develop, you need to go to a hospital to receive maintenance therapy.
Interaction with other substances
You must not order Zyban and start using it if you already use MAO inhibitors or Levodopa as these drugs are incompatible. If you plan to stop using MAO inhibitors and start using Zyban, you should start using the later not sooner than two weeks after you stopped using the first drug.
The medication lowers the seizure threshold and therefore must be very cautiously combined with other medicines that also influence it, for instance, antipsychotics, tricyclic antidepressants, steroids, and some other medicines. Consult your doctor if you don’t know whether you take such drugs or not.
The simultaneous use of Zyban with inducers of microsomal enzymes (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin) or their inhibitors may alter the clinical activity of Bupropion.
The simultaneous use of the medication with nicotine-replacement therapy can cause the elevation of blood pressure and as this combination is not more effective than any nicotine patch or the use of Zyban solely, the use of such drugs at the same time is not encouraged.
The instruction for the medication use recommends lowering the consumption of alcohol when you undergo the therapy with Zyban as it can contribute to the lowered tolerance to alcohol and the occurrence of seizures.
The use of the medication along with psychostimulants and illicit drugs can cause seizures.
Precautions when using the medication
You must not order Zyban if you have ever used any medicine with Bupropion in its composition and suffered from seizures or allergic reactions.
The medication should be very carefully used by people with liver dysfunction. It is advised increasing the intervals between the medication intakes. Besides, people with these conditions and especially the severe ones like liver cirrhosis must undergo frequent checkups to identify possible side effects (for example, insomnia, dry mouth, convulsions), which may indicate a high level of Bupropion or its metabolites in the blood.
The medication is excreted mainly in urine. Therefore, the therapy of the people with kidney dysfunction must be started with the low doses. They also need to undergo frequent checkups to identify possible side effects which may indicate a high level of Bupropion or its metabolites in the blood.
Since in many older patients kidney dysfunction is present, they are also advised to undergo the therapy with the lower doses.
As in the case of other antidepressants use, there is a risk that this drug can activate the manic phase of bipolar disorder or manic-depressive psychosis as well as latent psychoses in other susceptible individuals.
Where can you buy Zyban cheap?
The medication is sold at the regular drugstores but if you want to get it cheaper, you should order Bupropion from our online pharmacy as we are able to set the lower prices due to lower operating expenses than the regular pharmacies have.
Shipping of Zyban
We offer international shipping including USPS shipping of the pills to any corner of the U.S.
Our doctor prescribes Bupropion online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Bupropion arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.