WHat is the diffrents between Bupropion (zyban) and Bupropion (willbuproin)
Even though this is old, I'm answering the other part of the question for the record.
Yes, Bupropion SR 150 mg can be useful for smoking cessation. I used it successfully. Its effectiveness can vary considerably from one person to the next, but if you have no contraindications for bupropion it's well worth a try.
I first quit smoking with Chantix. It was reasonably effective the first time, but considerable willpower was still required. After relapsing, I tried Chantix again and did not succeed. I disliked being on Chantix both times, even though the side effects I experienced were relatively mild.
Next I tried a generic Bupropion 150 SR. Normally you titrate with one tablet a day for several days and two per day thereafter. On the first day, I forgot about the titration and took 300 mg. I decided to continue with 300 mg per day.
Within 2 hours of my first dose, I noticed the beginnings of distaste when smoking. You're supposed to stop after about a week, but after 2 or 3 days smoking became so thoroughly distasteful and unsatisfying that I couldn't continue doing it. I experienced occasional mild cravings after stopping but was able to dismiss them from my mind almost instantly. I found quitting with bupropion to be effortless, and the side effects were positive. Any negative ones were tolerable and diminished over time.
My experience with Chantix versus bupropion was the reverse of what was expected. The statistics suggest that quitting should be more easier with Chantix, but again everyone reacts differently. In my case I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by trying the bupropion first.
- Bupropion Information for Consumers
- Bupropion Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bupropion (detailed)
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