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?