Zyban is formulated to help in stopping smoking urges.
Take Zyban by mouth two times a day, with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole and not chewed, crushed or divided.
Zyban is not to be taken within 14 days of monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Talk to your doctor before taking the medication if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. While it is not expected to be harmful to the unborn child, its effects on a breastfeeding infant are not known.
Skip your missed dose and proceed to the next scheduled dose. It is important not to double dose to avoid seizures.
Zyban may cause side effects such as hypertension, dry mouth and insomnia. These side effects are usually gone within a few weeks. For those experiencing insomnia, it is best not to take the medicine when it is almost bedtime. The most common side effects experienced when stopping to take Zyban are skin rash and shakiness. Immediately discontinue the drug in case of allergic reaction. You may also discuss all your symptoms to your doctor.
Store Zyban in a tightly closed containter at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Keep its storage away from children.
As soon as you suspect overdose, call for emergency medical care. Symptoms of an overdose on Zyban include hallucinations, fainting, heart attack, palpitations, seizures and weakness.
Taking alcohol while on Zyban medication may increase the chances of getting a seizure. So, avoid mixing the medication with a drink or two. Be careful when performing activities that are potentially dangerous, such as operating machinery and driving because Zyban can cause dizziness and drowsiness. If you are actually feeling dizzy and drowsy, it is best to refrain from performing the mentioned activities to avoid accidents.