Instructions for use
Zyban is a medical product, the action of which is aimed at eliminating various neuroses, anxious and depressive conditions associated with the disorder of the human psyche.
Also, the action of the drug is aimed at eliminating the disruption of the nervous system. In addition, the drug is often prescribed by narcologists for the treatment of patients from nicotine addiction.
Form of release
Bupropion is produced in the form of tablets, which have a prolonged action. The tablets are round in shape and covered with a yellowish coating on top. The tablets are in plastic bottles that are placed in a cardboard box. The drug is prescription-dispensed.
The active component in the composition of Zyban is bupropion.
The primary purpose of the drug is to eliminate the depressive state. Bupropion takes part in reducing the convulsive activity of the human brain. The active component of the drug interacts well with blood proteins. Exchange of funds is carried out inside the liver. Half the medicine is 20 hours. A larger percentage of the drug is excreted along with the urine, with feces being about 10%.
Bupropion is rapidly absorbed into the blood, and the first result of the action of the drug is visible after 4 days.
Indications for use
According to the instructions for use, Zyban is appointed by doctors in the following cases:
- if the patient is in a state of depression for a long time and needs help in the form of medicines;
- if a person has a relapse after treatment of a depressive condition;
- if the patient suffers from nicotine addiction (has a long history of smoking);
- in the presence of symptoms that accompany a depressive state (anxiety, social phobia);
- if the patient has a neurosis of varying severity;
- if a person has sexual dysfunction and obesity, which are caused by depression;
- for the treatment of attention deficit disorder or other affective conditions that are observed in patients in different seasons.
Dosing and Administration
Before you start taking Zyban tablets, you need to consult your doctor, and the doctor must prescribe the correct dosage. Tablets Zyban must be swallowed, they should not be chewed. To take tablets, you need a lot of water. The effect of the drug will be noticeable after a few weeks from the day the medication was started. The daily dosage of the drug should not exceed 450 mg. Zyban should be taken once a day. The drug should be taken at the same time.
In the first days of taking Bupropion, 150 mg is the required dose. If after 2 weeks of treatment the patient does not show any positive changes, then it is necessary to increase the dosage of the drug to 450 mg.
The course of treatment Bupropion is determined individually by the patient’s attending physician. However, the instructions for the use of the drug indicate that the minimum course of treatment is six months. To achieve the effect, it is recommended to take the medication for at least 1 year.
If the patient has renal failure, treatment with the drug should begin with small doses.