Zyban SR

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What are the side effects of Zyban SR?

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Zyban SRŪ (bupropion) is a prescription drug that works in the brain to reduce nicotine cravings and help people stop smoking. It is chemically identical to the antidepressant Wellbutrin SRŪ and therefore has the same potential for side effects. But in contrast to other stop-smoking aids such as nicotine patches and gum, Zyban SRŪ doesn't contain nicotine and therefore doesn't carry the side effects associated with that drug.

Zyban SRŪ side effects

The most common side effects of Zyban SRŪ are dry mouth and difficulty sleeping. You can drink lots of water or suck on sugar-free candy to help reduce dry mouth. Other common side effects of Zyban SRŪ include agitation, anxiety, nausea, constipation, dizziness, and tremor. These side effects are usually mild and often go away after a few weeks as you continue to take the medicine. Since Zyban SRŪ may cause dizziness, make sure you know how you react to the medicine before driving a car or operating machinery. Seizures are a rare side effect of Zyban SRŪ. They are most likely to occur in people who have a seizure disorder or who have had a head injury. Take Zyban SRŪ exactly as your doctor prescribes to reduce your risk of seizures. Alcohol can also increase the risk of having a seizure and should be avoided when taking Zyban SRŪ.

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