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Smoking cessation agents

What are Smoking cessation agents?

Smoking cessation agents are medicines used to assist in quitting smoking. There are a few types of agents that can be used.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products deliver nicotine systemically and reduce the urge to smoke. These products are available as nicotine patches, gums, lozenges or inhalers.

Other smoking cessation agents work in the brain to either decrease the urge to smoke or to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

List of Smoking cessation agents:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Chantix (Pro)
Generic name: varenicline
8.6
1,186 reviews
Zyban (Pro)
Generic name: bupropion
8.2
125 reviews
Nicoderm CQ
Generic name: nicotine
8.9
61 reviews
Nicotrol Inhaler (Pro)
Generic name: nicotine
7.9
36 reviews
Nicorette (Pro)
Generic name: nicotine
6.5
36 reviews
Commit
Generic name: nicotine
8.9
17 reviews
Habitrol
Generic name: nicotine
6.5
8 reviews
Nicotrol NS (Pro)
Generic name: nicotine
7.0
6 reviews
Buproban (Pro)
Generic name: bupropion
6.8
6 reviews
Leader Nicotine Polacrilex
Generic name: nicotine
6.8
4 reviews
Nicorelief
Generic name: nicotine
9.5
2 reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

See Also

Medical conditions associated with smoking cessation agents:

Further information

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