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Medications for Smoking Cessation

Drugs associated with Smoking Cessation

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Smoking Cessation: Discontinuation of the habit of smoking, the inhaling and exhaling of tobacco smoke.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Chantix Rx C N X 834 reviews
8.0

Generic name: varenicline systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zyban Rx C N X 53 reviews
9.0

Generic name: bupropion systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
bupropion Rx C N X 130 reviews
8.0

Generic name: bupropion systemic

Brand names:  Zyban, Buproban

Drug class: miscellaneous antidepressants, smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Topamax Off Label Rx D N X 2 reviews
2.0

Generic name: topiramate systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Buproban Rx C N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: bupropion systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Catapres-TTS Off Label Rx C N X Add review
10

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Nicoderm CQ Rx/OTC D N 27 reviews
9.0

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
nicotine Rx/OTC D N 85 reviews
8.0

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Brand names:  Nicoderm CQ, Habitrol, Nicorette, Nicotrol Inhaler, Nicotrol NS, Commit, Leader Nicotine Polacrilex, Nicorelief

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Habitrol OTC D N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Nicorette Rx/OTC D N 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
clonidine Off Label Rx C N X Add review
10

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Brand name:  Catapres-TTS

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Nicotrol Inhaler Rx/OTC D N 20 reviews
8.0

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
varenicline Rx C N X 982 reviews
8.0

Generic name: varenicline systemic

Brand name:  Chantix

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Nicotrol NS Rx/OTC D N 1 review
10

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Commit Rx/OTC D N 14 reviews
8.0

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Topamax Sprinkle Off Label Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: topiramate systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
Topiragen Off Label Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: topiramate systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
topiramate Off Label Rx D N X 2 reviews
2.0

Generic name: topiramate systemic

Brand names:  Topamax, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
nortriptyline Off Label Rx N N X 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: nortriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Leader Nicotine Polacrilex Rx/OTC D N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Nicorelief Rx/OTC D N Add review Add

Generic name: nicotine systemic

Drug class: smoking cessation agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
naltrexone Off Label Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: naltrexone systemic

Drug class: antidotes, drugs used in alcohol dependence

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
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Alternative treatments for Smoking Cessation

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Smoking Cessation. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Smoking Cessation.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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