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Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction of Zyban Tablet SR

Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression and smoking addiction. This medicine helps by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR should be taken by mouth with or without food preferably at morning. It is advisable to take this medicine at a fixed time each day. You should never skip any doses and finish full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms. Before taking this medicine it is important to inform doctor if you have any history of seizure or if you drink alcohol. Some common side effects of this medicine include insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), allergic reaction, headache, nausea, and dry mouth. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Moreover, most of the side effects are immediate and often go away with time. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Zyban Tablet SR

Zyban Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Taste change
  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Tremor

How to use Zyban Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zyban Tablet SR works

Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR works in depression by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood. The mechanism underlying its use in smoking addiction are not fully understood.

Zyban Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR may cause dizziness or light-headedness, may affect your concentration and judgement. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Caution is advised for the use of Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR in these patients with close monitoring from a doctor for any possible side effects.

What if you miss a dose of Zyban Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR for the treatment of depression.
  • It can also help you quit smoking.
  • Take it in the morning to avoid difficulty sleeping later that night.
  • It causes fewer side effects as compared to other anti-depression medications.
  • Stop taking Zyban 150 mg Tablet SR and inform your doctor if you notice sudden mood and behavior changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizure disorder, eating disorder, or if you drink alcohol.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zyban with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zyban

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I got married recently and will be having the sexual intercource with my partner for the first time. I have the great feelings for my partner and desire too. But I have noticed that I can't hold my erection for long. I couldn't understand why it is so as my health is good, have no any kind of depression. Can you please help me out in this??One thing I want to share that I practiced maturation very frequently before marriage.
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
Masturbation is perfectly fine. Stop smoking and alcohol. Do ur semen analysis and take tablet dejac t. 1 hr befr sex
Please suggest me a good psychotherapist for smoking de addiction and anxiety and depression in Bangalore. How many sittings I have to take as I am an outsider to Bangalore.
Dr. Venkatraju Kalidindi
Psychiatrist
treatment with counseling you can consult me by phone/video chatting Please see this link http://dontfeel.com/video-chat
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FAQs

Q. Does Zyban help with anxiety and sleeplessness?

No, Zyban should not be used for anxiety or sleeplessness. Instead it may worsen anxiety. In fact, two of the common side effects of are anxiety and sleeplessness. It is because of this that your doctor may even advise you not to take Zyban too close to bedtime.

Q. Is Zyban addictive?

If Zyban is taken in the correct dose, for the correct duration and in the correct way as advised by the doctor, then there is no risk of addiction. However, if more than the recommended dose is taken or if the tablets are crushed and inhaled, then abuse potential and addiction are likely.

Q. What are the factors that can increase chances of seizures with Zyban?

The risk of seizure appears to be strongly associated with the dose of Zyban. Increasing your dose of Zyban may increase the risk. The risk of seizure increases with regular intake of alcohol, diabetes, serious head injury or history of head trauma, previous seizures, central nervous system tumor or infection, or addiction to cocaine, opiates or stimulants. The risk also increases with simultaneous use of medicines to treat psychosis or depression, theophylline and oral corticosteroids or if you are taking medicines that cause loss of appetite (anorectics).

Q. Is it normal to get red eyes after starting Zyban?

No, it is very rare to develop eye problems such as redness in and around the eyes, eye pain and blurred vision. Consult your doctor if you notice any such side effect or want to know if you are at risk or not. You can even receive preventative treatment if you are at risk.

Q. Do I need to take any precautions to prevent seizures?

Since the risk of seizures is dose-related, you should not exceed the recommended dose. In case you need an increase in the dosage, your doctor will gradually increase the dose. Seizures are more common with Zyban medicines which are released immediately on taking than with prolonged release preparations. Consult your doctor if you are trying to stop alcohol while using Zyban. It is advised that you reduce your alcohol intake slowly over time.

Q. Can I take Zyban if I am already taking captopril for blood pressure control?

You may take Zyban while taking captopril, but you need to get your blood pressure regularly checked. Zyban can increase your blood pressure even if you are taking captopril. If your blood pressure increases, then consult your doctor immediately since you may have to stop Zyban.

Q. What if someone takes excess of Zyban?

Excess of Zyban may cause fast heartbeat, drowsiness, changes in electrical activity of heart (arrhythmias, QT prolongation) and loss of consciousness. The patient should be given immediate medical support.

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