I took Wellbutrin probably 20 years ago to quit smoking and stayed away from cigarettes for 2.5 years. Then I was out at a bar one night after breaking up with a girlfriend and one thing led to another and I was right back on cigarettes. Now at 49 years old, I've just started taking Wellbutrin again to quit the habit for the second time.
After reading Drugs.com information on both Wellbutrin SR and Zyban, I can't ascertain what the differences are between the drugs? One seems to be primarily prescribed for depression and the other is to take the edge off of smoking cessation symptoms. I do understand both drugs use a common active ingredient of Bupropion. So can someone explain just what the actual difference is between Wellbutrin SR and Zyban? Are there other ingredients in one or the other? Is there a difference in potency with a 150mg tablet?
There are several different brands of the drug bupropion on the market including Budeprion, Wellbutrin and Zyban. Bupropion is used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder and it is also used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects. There are no other active ingredients in the differing brands of bupropion. The only difference is the patient leaflet information. ie Zyban has information on quitting cigarettes and Wellbutrin contains information about depression etc. Hope this helps.
31 Mar 2017
Zyban is to quit smoking Buproprio is the exact same medicine for depression the difference is in the dosage & how. You take it buprorion comes in different msgs for depression normally taken once a day usually at bedtime to use it to stop smoking is one 150mg once a day preferably morning for 6 days you can smoke you set your cutoff date anytime during the second WK (sent as chantix) the second WK and there after you take 150mg twice a day morning & evening trying not to smoke you continue taking buproprion for a total of 8-12 wks yr doctor may prescribe it bk to once a day to avoid any withdrawal effects from stopping it at his discretion if you feel strange tell your doctor if any changes in mood or thinking but buproprion/zyban is less dangerous than chantix in regards to severe mood changes. Do tell yr Dr what meds you take to avoid any interaction s. This is what how it was explained to me I cannot HV chantex for those reasons as I have a long hystery depression chantex has been known to cz suicidal thoughts in some patiants