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How can bupropion (Zyban) help when you quit smoking?

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It's an antidepressant that lowers your desire to smoke. You’re most likely to get it if varenicline doesn’t work or if there’s a reason you can’t take it. Don’t take it with nicotine products unless your doctor tells you to. Common side effects are insomnia, nightmares, and a dry mouth.

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CDC: “Explore Medications.”

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Lung Cancer Alliance: “Tobacco Cessation.”

McDonough, M. , published online Aug. 3, 2015. Australian Prescriber

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting.”

Quit Day: “Quitting Smoking: Effects on the Human Body,” “Quit Smoking for Good -- The Best Quit Smoking Guide.”

American Cancer Society: “Prescription Drugs to Help You Quit Smoking,” “Other Ways to Quit Smoking.”

Stead, LF. Nov. 14, 2012. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

CDC: “Explore Medications.”

SmokeFree.gov: “Explore Quit Methods.”

Medline Plus: “Nicotine Gum,” “Nicotine Oral Inhalation,” “Nicotine Lozenges,” “Nicotine Nasal Spray.”

Lung Cancer Alliance: “Tobacco Cessation.”

McDonough, M. , published online Aug. 3, 2015. Australian Prescriber

Lancaster, T. 2005. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews,

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Counseling About Smoking Cessation.”

UpToDate: “Behavioral approaches to smoking cessation.”

North American Quitline Consortium: “What is a Quitline?”

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “5 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Quitting Smoking,” “Acupuncture: In Depth.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Could hypnotherapy help you?”

Hasan, F.M. published online Jan. 27, 2014. Complementary Therapies in Medicine,

Barnes, J. , Oct. 6, 2010. Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group

Civljak, M. published online Jul. 10, 2013. Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group,

Cleveland Clinic: “Want to Quit Smoking? Acupuncture Can Help You With Cravings.”

Cabioglu, M.T. Jul. 7, 2009. International Journal of Neuroscience,

McIvor, A. , July-August 2009. Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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