For smoking cessation, Buproban dosing generally starts at 150 mg, taken once a day. As soon as the fourth day of treatment, your healthcare provider may increase this dosage to 150 mg twice a day. Some of the factors that can affect Buproban dosing include your age, other drugs you may be taking, and other medical conditions you may have. It is important to take your Buproban dosage at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
An Introduction to Buproban DosingThe dose of Buproban® (bupropion SR) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your Buproban dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Buproban Dosing for Smoking CessationThe recommended starting dose when quitting smoking is Buproban 150 mg, taken once daily in the morning. As soon as the fourth day of treatment, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to Buproban 150 mg, taken twice daily. You should start taking Buproban while you are still smoking, because it takes about a week to build up the required level of the medication in your blood. You and your healthcare provider should choose a "quit date" -- usually some time in the second week you are taking Buproban.
You should take Buproban for at least 7 to 12 weeks. If you have not made any progress toward quitting by the seventh week, your healthcare provider may decide to take you off Buproban. However, if you have successfully stopped smoking, your healthcare provider may decide to keep you on Buproban for several months, as Buproban can help you from starting smoking again.