Active ingredients: bupropion
What it is used for
Zyban SR tablets are indicated as a short-term adjunctive therapy for the treatment of nicotine dependence in those who are committed to quitting smoking, when used in conjunction with counselling for smoking cessation/abstinence.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 30 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A biconvex, white, film-coated tablet with a white core, one side printed GX CH7 with black ink, and the other side plain.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient bupropion
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Quitting Smoking: Managing the Associated Weight Gain | myVMC
Weight gain can be an unfortunate side effect of quitting smoking. Many people trying to quit smoking use food as a substitute for nicotine, which increases the total energy intake. Stopping smoking also reduces the metabolic rate, which decreases total energy utilisation. The combination of increased energy intake and decreased energy output will result in weight gain.
Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website