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According to IMS Health, 190,201 prescriptions of Contrave (naltrexone HCl and bupropion HCl extended-release tablets) were filled in the third quarter 2015, an increase of 10% compared to the second quarter.
Our findings suggest that smokers trying to quit will have a better experience with varenicline as opposed to trying to quit on their own or by taking bupropion.
The medications of interest included the following: amitriptyline, bupropion, citalopram, duloxetine, escitalopram, fluoxetine, mirtazapine, nortriptyline, paroxetine, venlafaxine, and sertraline.
A total of 19 of the randomized clinical trials assessed nicotine replacement therapy against placebo, 27 assessed bupropion against placebo, 18 assessed varenidine against placebo, 1 assessed high-dose nicotine replacement therapy against placebo, 1 assessed combination nicotine replacement therapy against a control condition, 2 assessed bupropion against varenicline, 3 assessed bupropion against nicotine replacement therapy, and 1 assessed varenicline against nicotine replacement therapy.
The study authors looked at the efficacy of combining the medications varenicline and bupropion SR (sustained-release) for smoking cessation, compared with varenicline alone (monotherapy).
Bupropion, the generic name for the brand Wellbutrin SR is marketed in the US by Glaxo Smithkline.
The current study was designed to examine the comparative efficacy of bupropion for positive and negative symptoms.
The addition of the 100mg and 200mg Bupropion HCl SR complements Actavis already approved and marketed Bupropion HCl SR 150mg.
The third class of drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation, in addition to NRT and bupropion, is varenicline (Chantix), a nicotine receptor partial agonist and the first designer drug for tobacco dependence.
A genetic variant present in nearly half of Americans of European ancestry is linked to greater effectiveness of the smoking cessation medication bupropion (Zyban), according to research by scientists supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Each volunteer was randomly assigned to receive either sertraline, another serotonin-enhancing drug; bupropion, a dopamine-and-norepinephrine booster; or venlafaxine, which raises availability of serotonin and norepinephrine to brain cells.
For example, bupropion has been licensed separately as an antismoking drug (Zyban) and an antidepressant (Wellbutrin); Rogaine, now used to treat hair loss, was originally developed as a treatment for high blood pressure.
WHEN USED WITH NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY and cognitive-behavioral counseling, bupropion (Zyban[R]) did not improve one-year smoking cessation rates, but it did appear to reduce several withdrawal symptoms.
So Grosskopf had no qualms when her doctor suggested taking an antidepressant medication called bupropion.
Mechanism of action is unclear, but may be related to noradrenergic and/or dopaminergic activity of bupropion.