ZybanZyban is a type of the antidepressant which is given to people who are trying to stop smoking. This medication helps you deal with the effects which appear during the process. Before you start taking Zyban you should tell your doctor if you are using any other drugs or if you have any disease or disorder, especially epilepsy or eating disorder. Also inform your doctor about any heart diseases, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, tumor or bipolar disorder because the dose of Zyban would have to be adjusted. If you are pregnant or you are breastfeeding, discuss the options with your doctor because Zyban may cause harm to the baby. This medication is not recommended for persons under the age of 18.
Common Side EffectsZyban has a number of side effects and the most common are diarrhea, constipation, headache, pain in the stomach, nausea, vomiting, dryness of the mouth. You may also notice changes in appetite and weight. Other common side effects include anxiety, dizziness, excessive perspiration and nasal congestion. You may also experience sleeping disorders, especially insomnia. These side effects are not considered to be dangerous if they are mild and temporary. Other side effects of Zyban which are less serious are mild skin disorders, tremors and decreased interest in sex. If these side effects become severe or persistent, contact your doctor so the dose of Zyban could be adjusted.
Serious Side EffectsThe serious side effects of Zyban should be reported to your doctor as soon as they appear. These side effects may include severe skin disorders, such as peeling of the skin or blisters, pain in the chest, faintness, severe headache, pain in the joints or muscles and vision impairment. You may also experience depression, nervousness, restlessness, aggressive behavior, problems with focusing and panic attacks. Women may notice changes in menstrual periods. Other serious side effects of Zyban include hearing impairment, suicidal tendencies, seizures and jaundice. In some cases you may develop problems with urination, delusional thoughts or fever. Swelling of the glands and drowsiness are other side effects which should be reported to your doctor.
Overdose and Allergic ReactionAn overdose reaction to Zyban includes the symptoms such as faintness, stiffness of the muscles, irregular pulse, breathing difficulties, hallucinations and seizures. An allergic reaction to this medication includes swelling of the lips, tongue or face, hoarseness, tension in the chest, breathing difficulties and skin irritation, rash or itchiness. You must contact your doctor as soon as you notice any of these symptoms.