A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Zyban 150mg (Bupropion)
Zyban, or bupropion, is a medicine primarily used as an antidepressant and helps to encounter withdrawal symptoms in people attempting to quit smoking. It works by acting on neurological chemicals which are associated with nicotine cravings.
You can purchase bupropion medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
This medicine is to be taken orally, twice daily or as specified by your doctor who will set the dose according to your medical conditions. You can swallow it with or without food, but there must be an eight-hour gap between the treatments; this is done to decrease risks of seizures.
Don’t crush, chew, or break the tablet as doing so will increase risks of seizures; swallow it whole. Don’t take less or more of Zyban as the dose is set according to your condition and response to therapy. It is also recommended that you avoid discontinuing without your doctor’s supervision to help you quit smoking effectively.
This medication can be coupled with nicotine patches or gums to aid your withdrawal symptoms. You are directed to use this medication regularly for faster and optimal results.
Zyban 150 mg contains the active ingredient bupropion 150 mg. Meanwhile, the inactive ingredients include Polyethylene glycol, magnesium stearate, etc.
Some medical conditions coupled with Zyban may result in adverse reactions. To avoid such cases, inform your doctor if you have:
As this drug may cause dizziness, you are cautioned to avoid activities such as driving. You are also advised not to take this medication with other antidepressants as risks of seizures may increase. Weigh the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This medication is not without any side effects, but some side effects such as dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue can be expected as your body adjusts. If you experience the following persistently, inform your doctor:
If you see rainbows around lights at night or experience muscle tenderness, seek immediate medical attention. You may see empty tablets in your stool; this is harmless.