Zyban 150mg Tablets is prescribed to help stop smoking. Treatment is for 7-9 weeks therefore 120 tablets (2 boxes) are required to fulfil the course. The active ingredient in Zyban 150mg Tablets is Bupropion Hydrochloride 150mg.
UPDATE: We are no longer able to prescribe this medicine using our online doctor service. Please try Champix tablets for stopping smoking or obtain a prescription from your own GP or private doctor
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25 degrees celcius.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.3957.latest.pdf
Please read the patient information leaflet before taking this medicine. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Start taking Zyban 150mg Tablets while smoking, set a Target Stop Smoking Day, ideally a day during the second week of taking Zyban. Swallow these tablets whole, DO NOT chew, crush or split them.
Week 1- Days 1 to 6 ONE tablet (150mg) to be taken once a day, Day 7 increase dose to ONE tablet TWICE a day, atleast 8 hours apart and not near to bedtime.
Week 2- Continue to take ONE tablet TWICE a day, Stop smoking this week on your Target Stop Smoking Day.
Weeks 3-9- Continue to take ONE tablet Twice a day for up to 9 weeks. If you have not been able to stop smoking after 7 weeks contact the prescriber of the medicine.
If you take more Zyban then you should (more then 2 tablets in 24 hours) Consult your doctor or nearest hospital emergency department IMMEDIATELY.
The active ingredient in Zyban 150mg Tablets is Bupropion Hydrochloride 150mg. 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).
Please read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.
Don’t take Zyban:
? if you are allergic to bupropion or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
? if you are taking any other medicines which contain bupropion
? if you have a condition that causes fits (seizures), such as epilepsy, or if you have a history of fits
? if you have an eating disorder or had one in the past (for example, bulimia or anorexia nervosa)
? if you have severe liver problems, such as cirrhosis
? if you have a brain tumour
? if you are usually a heavy drinker and you have just stopped drinking alcohol, or are going to stop while you’re taking Zyban
? if you have recently stopped taking sedatives or medicines to treat anxiety (especially benzodiazepines or similar medicines), or if you are going to stop them while you’re taking Zyban
? if you have a bipolar disorder (extreme mood swings) as Zyban could bring on an episode of this illness
? if you are taking medicines for depression or Parkinson’s disease called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or have taken them in the last 14 days. The timing may be shorter for some types of MAOIs, your doctor will advise you.
? If any of these applies to you, talk to your doctor straight away, and don’t take Zyban.
If you experience any of the side effects listed in the patient information leaflet or not listed please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Driving and using machines Some of the side effects of Zyban, such as feeling dizzy or light-headed, may affect your concentration and judgement. If you are affected, don’t drive or operate machinery
Please give your doctor a full medical history to ensure the appropriate medication is prescribed.