Buproprion SR (Zyban or Wellbutrin)


Set a date to stop smoking

Begin Buproprion SR one week (7 – 10 days) before your quit date.


Buproprion SR is not recommended if you:

Have a seizure disorder

Currently have or have had an eating disorder

Are currently taking medication for depression

Are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or are breast feeding



How to take Buproprion SR

1. Take one 150 mg tablet in the morning for three days

2. On day 4 start taking one 150 mg tablet in the morning and one

in the early evening  *Make sure doses are at least 8 hours apart

3. Continue taking Buproprion SR twice a day for 12 weeks or as long as your doctor prescribes.


Important Considerations

Never take an extra dose of Buproprion SR. If you forget to take a dose

don’t take a “catch-up” dose.

Buproprion SR and nicotine patches, gum, and/or lozenges can be used at the same time


Possible Side Effects

The most common side effects include: dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, shakiness, and skin rash.

Note: These side effects tend to be mild and disappear within the first two weeks

Rare incidence of seizures.