I started taking bupropion to quit smoking so how long will it take for this medicine to start working and making cigarettes nasty to the taste
Wellbutrin XL - quit smoking with bupropion xl 150 mg?
Question posted by katie marino on 13 Dec 2012
Last updated on 3 March 2022
I am on day 1 of Wellbutrin. I am really hoping this helps.
Call me crazy but only after 3 days my desire to smoke is gone. I'm also experiencing loss of appetite, energy boost and can only sleep about 5 hours a night.
I've taken wellbutrin 3oomg (depression) for 2 years now and unfortunately i'm a smoker. It did work for my husband however. I think it's all about how bad you want it.
I definitely wouldn't say that taking the bupropion is going to make cigarettes taste nasty. I don't actually think anything you can take will make that happen. The ability to quit is judged on your desire to quit. I tried a few times before but for reasons other than for me. This time it was for me and it's been easy as pie. I'm actually using the bupropion and the patch and I find that the combo is working very well. I actually don't even think about smoking during the day, which has been awesome. Good luck to you!
I quit smoking!!! It's only been 7 days, but I haven't had a cigarette in 7 days - it really works. I started taking 2 weeks ago.
can i still smoke while taking this drug?
I tried Wellbutrin XL to quit and it didn't work!! Then a little over 3 years ago I started taking Chantix and it worked wonders!! With the Chantix you can smoke for the first week while it get's into your system, then on the 7th day you stop smoking. I took it and on the 6th day I had my dinner that night and about 45 minuets later, I realized that I hadn't yet smoked my "after meal" cigarette!!! I totally lost my craving for nicotine! I can't promise that it will work for you, but it did for me and I know soooo many people who have quit with the help of chantix. Like I said, it's been a little over 3 years and I have not had a desire to smoke since! You do have to take it for the full 3 months and follow the instructions completely, but it did work, so if you haven't tried it already and you can, I recommend it! Good Luck!!!
Hi Katie, I did not use it for this purpose but know others who successfully did. I never got the impression it was a quick fix though. I agree with Pledge-imagine it has a great deal to do with how extensive your use/habituation has been. Best of luck to you.
Hello katie marino. It worked for one of our sons. He stopped within a months time. I tried it and it never helped. Being XL, given the dose, and the amount of daily use, it truly depends upon how heavy a habit. (if you are a heavy user, I suggest the regular format, not the XL) Regards pledge
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