Bupropion is a medication from the drug class of antidepressants, it is used for smoking cessation in adults and children older than 14 years of age.
Bupropion for the smoking cessation is known under the brand names of Zyban and Wellbutrin. The medicine effectively stops strong desire to smoke in patients and prevents the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms of nicotine cessation.
Bupropion dosing for smoking cessation- adult dose:
The treatment is usually started with 150 mg of Bupropion used orally once a day.
To sustain the effect: the dose of Bupropion can be increased up to 300 mg per day, in divided doses twice a day. The higher dose of Bupropion should be administered only 3 days after beginning therapy.
Bupropion dosing for smoking cessation- dose for children older than 14 years of age:
Bupropion can be prescribed to patients older than14 years of age and with the body weight no less than greater than 40.5 Kg:
The recommended dose of Bupropion for children is 150 mg orally twice a day of sustained release for seven weeks.