Bupropion SR

Bupropion SR

  • Bupropion SR (Zyban™) is a medication to help you quit tobacco by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Zyban™ DOUBLES your chances of quitting tobacco.
  • A Doctor or Nurse Practitioner can prescribe it for you.
  • This medication is usually taken once in the morning for the first three days, then once in the morning and once in the early evening for 12 weeks. 
  • Take this medication with or without food.
  • You should start this medicine one to two weeks before your quit date.
  • Nicotine replacement products, like the patch and gum, can be used with Zyban™ if you are still craving nicotine during treatment.

Zyban™ may not be the best medicine for you if you:

  • Drink alcohol regularly;
  • Have high blood pressure;
  • Have a seizure disorder; or
  • Are taking other prescription or non-prescription medications.

Side effects of Zyban™ include:

  • Dry mouth;
  • Trouble sleeping;
  • Headache; and
  • Shakiness or nervousness.