The Zyban stop smoking medicine is actually an antidepressant. In the United States, it is approved for use in the treatment of depression, for seasonal affective disorder and for smoking cessation. The generic names used for the drug are Bupropion and Amfebutamone.
The brand name, when sold as an antidepressant in the United States, is Wellbutrin. In the United Kingdom, it is only approved for use in people who want to quit smoking, not for the treatment of depression or other disorders. It has no legal status in other countries.
What does it do?
It is believed that nicotine increases the production of chemicals in the brain that make people "feel good". One of these chemicals is called dopamine. Only some nervous cell receptors in the human body are affected by nicotine, causing them to send out signals that cause dopamine release.
First, the Zyban stop smoking medicine prevents dopamine … Read More