Looking for a medication to help you stop smoking? Try Zyban.

Zyban is a smoking cessation medication used to aid the user to stop/quit smoking. It is classified as an antidepressant drug prescribed to those wanting to quit smoking or those under a ‘stop smoking’ program (counselling, support group, etc). These tablets also help reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

  • Decreases smoking cravings
  • Helps with nicotine withdrawal symptoms
  • Autherntic medication
  • Sourced in the UK


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zyban? 

Zyban is a smoking cessation medication used tohelp the user to stop/quit smoking. It is classified as an antidepressant drug prescribed to those wanting to quit smoking or those under a ‘stop smoking’ programme (counselling, support group, etc). These tablets also help reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

This medicine is also available under various brand names and forms.

How does Zyban work? 

Zyban controls certain chemicals in the brain to help prevent the aftereffects of nicotine withdrawal symptoms and reduce the urge to smoke.

These tablets are often taken in conjunction with a stop-smoking programme such as counselling, support group, etc. to make it more effective for the user. Those experiencing nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, the urge to smoke, and restlessness can be relieved by taking Zyban.

Zyban is classified as an antidepressant drug. While it remains unestablished how Zyban works to reduce the urge to smoking, it helps restore the balance of certain natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

What are the benefits of using Zyban?

Smoking has a harmful and dangerous effect, especially to long-time users. This bad habit can lead to serious diseases like cancer, heart and lung diseases, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. It can also increase the risk of tuberculosis, eye diseases, and other problems of the immune system.

Quitting smoking is a good health decision but may take heaps of determination to overcome. It is not something you quit overnight. For some, it takes quite a process and may even need medical intervention.

Taking Zyban can help you in your pursuit to stop/quit smoking. It is a medication prescribed to those who want to stop and is more effective with the support of a stop-smoking program such as counselling, support groups, etc.

What should I know before taking Zyban? 

Zyban is not recommended for people under 18 years old.

Zyban should not be taken if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • if you are allergic to bupropion or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (check product leaflet).
  • if you are taking any other medicines which contain bupropion.
  • if you have any of the following medical conditions: fits or seizures such as epilepsy, eating disorder or had one in the past (for example, bulimia or anorexia nervosa), severe liver problems, such as cirrhosis, and brain tumour.
  • if you are usually a heavy drinker and you have just stopped drinking alcohol.
  • if you have recently stopped taking sedatives or medicines to treat anxiety (especially benzodiazepines or similar medicines.
  • if you have a bipolar disorder (extreme mood swings) or if taking medicines for depression or Parkinson’s disease called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or have taken them in the last 14 days.

Inform your doctor if you are taking or recently have taken any other medications before using Zyban. Certain medicines can affect or be affected by Zyban.

Drinking alcohol may be banned by your doctor during the use of this medicine as or may be advised to limit drinking to as little as possible,

Taking Zyban may have an effect on a urine test. Inform firsthand that you are taking Zyban before the urine test.

Do not take Zyban if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby. If breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using it. Zyban can pass into breast milk.

Do not drive or operate machinery when under this medication as it can cause you to feel dizzy or lightheaded.

How do I store Zyban?

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the pack.

Do not store this medicine above 25 °C.

Store the product in the original package.

Want To Know More About Zyban?

Take a Zyban tablet by mouth with a glass of water, usually twice a day with or without meals. If you experience an upset stomach, take the Zyban tablet after meals. Make sure to take the Zyban tablets with an 8-hour interval before the next dose, or as prescribed by your doctor to avoid any health risk. Avoid taking before going to bed as it may affect your sleeping.

The tablet should be swallowed whole when taking. Do not chew or crush the tablet. It will result in making the tablet ineffective or may result in a greater risk of side effects such as seizures.

The dosage of Zyban depends on your condition and your response to the medication. Follow the dosage given by the doctor. Do not exceed or take less than what is prescribed. Do not take more than 150mg in a single dose. Do not exceed 300mg a day.

Zyban dosage

The prescribed dosage for Zyban is 150mg (1 tablet) every day for 3 days, followed by taking 150mg twice a day. Start by taking Zyban tablets at least once a week to stop smoking. A full treatment usually lasts for 7 to 12 weeks maximum.

Like any other medicine, Zyban may cause side effects that can affect each individual differently. Not everyone taking this medicine will be affected. Any side effects should be consulted with your doctor.

Some common side effects associated with the use of Zyban:

  • Increased appetite
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight changes
  • Vomiting
  • Stuffy or runny nose

If you experience any of these side effects or even those not included in the list, stop the use of the product, and contact your doctor straight away. By reporting Zyban side effects, you provide more information about the safety of this medicine.

Each tablet contains 150 mg of the active substance, bupropion hydrochloride.

The other ingredients are:

  • Tablet core: microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate, magnesium stearate.
  • Tablet coating: hypromellose, macrogol 400, titanium dioxide (E171), carnauba wax.
  • Printing ink: hypromellose, iron oxide black (E172).

Zyban 150 mg tablets come in the form of white, film-coated, biconvex, round tablets imprinted with ‘GX CH7’ on one side.

You can buy Zyban online at True Medical. This product can be purchased without the need for a doctor’s prescription.