Is Wellbutrin and Chantix the same thing?

Is Wellbutrin and Chantix the same thing?

No, they are not the same. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant that helps reduce nicotine cravings, while Chantix works specifically on nicotine receptors.

Can Wellbutrin and Chantix be taken together?

No interactions were found between Chantix and Wellbutrin.

Is Wellbutrin safe for quitting smoking?

Bupropion does not contain nicotine and does not help you quit smoking in the same way that nicotine replacement therapy does. But like other medicines, it decreases cravings and withdrawal symptoms . Doctors also prescribe bupropion (under the brand name Wellbutrin) to treat depression .

Can you take Wellbutrin while smoking?

The combination of nicotine and this medication may increase your blood pressure. Your doctor may need to monitor your blood pressure closely. Do not smoke at any time if using any nicotine products with this drug.

Does Chantix make you feel good?

A chemical called dopamine is released, making you feel good. Then your dopamine levels drop. This makes you want another cigarette. CHANTIX attaches to nicotine receptors in the brain, so that nicotine can’t.

Which is safer Zyban or Chantix?

In clinical trials of Chantix, the drug was found to reduce the urge to smoke, reduce withdrawal symptoms, and help patients maintain abstinence. One study compared Chantix to Zyban to placebo. The study found that both drugs were better than placebo, and concluded that Chantix was more effective than Zyban.

How long does it take for CHANTIX to kick in?

Some people need a few weeks for CHANTIX to work best. Take CHANTIX after eating and with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. It is recommended to take CHANTIX for a full 12 weeks. If you have completely quit smoking by 12 weeks, ask your doctor if another 12 weeks of CHANTIX may help you stay cigarette-free.

Is it safe to take Chantix and Wellbutrin together?

It should be okay for you to take Chantix with Wellbutrin and Lyrica . There are no known interactions between them. However, it does not mean that no interaction exist so if you do experience any odd symptoms please see your doctor.

What are the possible side effects of Chantix?

Common side effects of Chantix include: insomnia, nausea, and abnormal dreams. Other side effects include: constipation, dyspepsia, sleep disorder, vomiting, and flatulence.

How long does it take for Wellbutrin to quit smoking?

Zyban/Wellbutrin (buproprion hydrochloride) can be taken for up to 6 months to one (1) year for smoking cessation. Zyban should be taking daily one to two weeks before you quit smoking.

Is Chantix an antidepressant?

Reuters identified Chantix (varenicline) in a 4/17/10 report as an antidepressant. Pfizer , which does not identify Chantix as an antidepressant, describes the medication on its website as a “nicotinic receptor partial agonist indicated for use as an aid to smoking cessation treatment.”.