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Antidepressant helps obesity

...t both in the USA and all over the world. The drug bupropion can help overweight and obese women lose weight in...y gave 50 non-depressed overweight and obese women bupropion or placebo for eight weeks and put them on a 1,500 calorie per day diet. Two thirds of those on bupr...

Quit Smoking

...ths. // But now an anti-depressant drug called bupropion - known commercially here as Zyban and made by Gla...lives for good. In the study 784 participants took bupropion to help them stop smoking. After seven weeks of treatment 461 participants had successfully stopped....

Bupropion relieves nerve pain

...hers at the University of Texas have revealed that bupropion SR (sustained release) is effective against nerve pain in a trail of 30 patients. Half took bupropion for six weeks, while the rest took a placebo. // After this time, they swopped treatments for the ne...

Quitting the smoking habit

...es among smokers who took either sustained-release bupropion hydrochloride (Zyban) or nortirptyline hydrochloride (a lower-cost generic drug) than those who took a placebo. But, they found, the best quit rates occurred among those who took one of the stop smoking medications and also took part in a counseling ...

Dominant Discoveries and The Darker Side Of Methamphetamine Drug Addiction

...uccessful, with recent research that suggests that bupropion (antidepressant) could be used as a management str...as been initiated to evaluate the effectiveness of bupropion for treating methamphetamine addiction in humans, the Phase II clinical trails of which have already...

New Drug to Help Smokers Kick the Habit

...line or Chantix promises to be more effective than bupropion or Zyban in helping smokers kick the habit In addition it has also shown to promote //longer-lasting abstinence according to the results of three studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week. Chantix is the first a...

Tried To Quit Smoking And Failed? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

...ofessional, use nicotine-replacement products, use bupropion (eg, Zyban), talk with a counselor, attend a program or class, and call a help line. Among these only one of the six methods,(talk with a health professional) was tried by about 20 percent of young people surveyed. It was found that instead, severa...

Some Antidepressants can Double a Smoker’s Chance Of Quittin

...t recent Cochrane Review concluded antidepressants bupropion (Zyban) and nortriptyline double a person’s chance...t updated in 2004) showed that the antidepressants bupropion and nortriptyline increase a person’s chances of giving up smoking, but selective Serotonin reuptake...

Newer Class of Antidepressants Similar in Effectiveness, Side Effects Differ

...isks of a dozen second-generation antidepressants: bupropion (sold as Wellbutrin), citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (formerly sold as Luvox), mirtazapine (Remeron), nefazodone (formerly Serzone), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), trazod...

Intense Cessation Treatment Proves Successful in High-Risk Smokers

... This included nicotine replacement therapy and/or bupropion at no cost to the patient. However, patients in the usual care group did not receive anything beyond the initial inpatient counseling session. “The intensive component of tobacco cessation therapy was started while patients were hospitalized but c...

Young Adults Seldom Try Proven Methods to Kick the Butt

...ed drugs such as nicotine gum, nicotine patches or bupropion -- in their most recent quit attempt. Among adult smokers, 32 percent reported using pharmacotherapy. Smokers in both age groups reported support from friends and family as the most common form of stop-smoking treatment. "Receiving advice from he...

New Methods to Quit Smoking

...tting. Another concludes that the antidepressants bupropion and nortriptyline aid long-term smoking cessation, but selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (e.g. fluoxetine) do not. Yet another revealed that varenicline (recently approved in the UK by NICE), increased the odds of successful long-term smoki...

Hospital Provides an Oppurtunity to Quit Smoking

... found that adding nicotine replacement therapy or bupropion to intensive treatment plans had some additional effect in helping people stop smoking over providing the intensive counselling alone, although the difference was not statistically significant. High intensity behavioural interventions that begin du...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...iew also found that adding nicotine replacement or bupropion (Wellbutrin) to counseling, which is standard treatment for smokers who do not enter the hospital, appears to increase the success of hospital-based programs. According to Kessler, professionals who are skilled in giving cessation interventions can ...

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