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What Is Buproban Used For?

Some people may wonder, "What is Buproban used for?" Buproban is used to help people successfully quit smoking. The medicine can be used either alone or along with nicotine patches or nicotine gum. Besides helping people to quit smoking, Buproban may also help reduce symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal, such as irritability and anxiety. At times, Buproban is used for off-label reasons, such as the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or seasonal affective disorder.

What Is Buproban Used For? -- An Overview

Buproban® (bupropion SR) is a prescription medicine used for smoking cessation (or to help people quit smoking).
Quitting smoking has many beneficial effects. It improves lung function, decreases the risk of cancer, lowers blood pressure, and decreases your chances of heart disease, just to name a few things. Unfortunately, most people find quitting smoking to be difficult. This is most likely due to the addicting effects of nicotine. It usually takes people several attempts to successfully stop smoking.
Buproban has been shown to increase your chances of quitting smoking. It can be used alone or along with nicotine replacement products (such as nicotine patches or gum). Buproban can also help to reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms, such as:
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Frustration
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Depression.
Because bupropion (the active ingredient of Buproban) has been shown to cause weight loss, it is thought that Buproban may also prevent or decrease the weight gain that often happens when people stop smoking (see Zyban and Weight Loss).
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