Other Name: Wellbutrin, , Amfebutamone, Bupropion
Uses of Zyban:
Zyban is an antidepressant that is used to treat more than just chemical or mental problems. Zyban is used to treat depression, chemical imbalances, helps you kick certain drug habits, Zyban is also used to help some to stop smoking. Zyban has been known to help those who have back pain and to treat those who have chronic fatigue problems and disorders.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How to use Zyban:
This medication may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Take doses at regularly scheduled times each day. Do not take more or less medication than prescribed and follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Taking more than the recommended dose of Zyban will increase your risk of having a seizure. Do not stop taking this medication without notifying your doctor. Since this drug may cause sleeplessness at first, it is best not to take this near bedtime. It may take 4 weeks or more before the full effects of this medication are noticed.
Side Effects of Zyban:
Zyban antidepressant has a favorable side-effect profile. As with any medication, you may experience some side effects, but with Zyban, most side effects are mild to moderate, and tend to go away as you continue taking Zyban.
Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
- increased sun sensitivity,
- blurred vision.
- loss of appetite,
- dry mouth,
- strange taste in mouth,
Zyban's Dosage and How to Take Zyban antidepressant:
The initial dose of Wellbutrin SR (bupropion hydrochloride) is 150mg in the morning. If that is tolerated the target dose of 300mg a day may be tried as early as four days later, split into two 150mg doses with at least eight hours between each dose. But you really should wait at least a week. If after four weeks there is no improvement you may opt to go up to 400mg a day, split into two 200 mg doses. The initial dose of the older immediate release flavor of Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) is 100 mg a day, which may be increased by 100 mg a day with a titration period of at least three days. With the immediate release flavor you can really play around with things, dosing you in 75-150 mg increments three to four times a day with a minimum of four hours between each dose up to a maximum of 450 mg a day.
I really think you should wait at least seven-eight days before going up to the next higher dosage. The wacky metabolism of Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride), and the fact that it's one of the metabolites that works on norepinephrine tells me that you should wait until things settle down in your system first.
What to do if you take Overdose of Zyban?
Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.
What to do if you take Missed Dose of Zyban?
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
How to Store Zyban:
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.