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What Are the Side Effects of Using Zyban?


Updated June 25, 2008

Question: What Are the Side Effects of Using Zyban?
The most common side effects of using bupropion hydrochloride, also known as Zyban® are:
  • dry mouth
  • insomnia
  • change in appetite
  • agitation
  • headaches
Rarely, bupropion can cause seizures, which is why people who have an existing seizure disorder should not take this drug. It is important to carefully follow your doctor's recommendations about dosage due to this risk.

Additionally, during clinical studies, the most common side effects which caused people to discontinue use of bupropion chloride were shakiness (jitters) and skin rash.

See Also:
Zyban Patient Information
Zyban as a Quit Smoking Aid

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