Prescription medications do not contain nicotine. Instead, they work in the brain to help reduce the desire to smoke and decrease nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
||How to use
There are 3 different approaches to setting a date to quit smoking (the "quit date") with this medication.
- fixed quit approach: start treatment with varenicline 1 to 2 weeks before the date you have set to quit smoking.
- flexible quit approach: start taking varenicline, then set a date to quit smoking between weeks 2 and 5 after the start of treatment.
- gradual quit approach: start taking varenicline and decrease smoking with a goal to quit smoking by the end of 12 weeks.
Helps to relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
|Zyban® (bupropion sustained release)
This medication is usually started 1 week before quitting so the medication has time to take effect.
Helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and the urge to smoke. Can use together with NRT.
You need a prescription for this type of medication.
Like any medication, these medications may have side effects. Consult your Pharmacist or Doctor to learn more.