Last Updated on September 10, 2019 by Dr. Philip Schein MD
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a total of approx. 15% of the US adults smoke (as of 2015), however, the prevalence of smoking decreased by 20% compared with a decade earlier.
The decline in smoking prevalence is understandable: more and more people realize that this habit is very detrimental to health and can even lead to death (due to lung cancer or another disease that has developed with tobacco use). Not all smokers can quit on their own, as this addiction is addictive. However, modern medicine offers effective and safe drugs that make smoking cessation easier. Zyban is one of these medications.
What it Zyban?
The main component of the drug is bupropion hydrochloride. It was originally developed and came on sale as an antidepressant. Burroughs Wellcome obtained the patent in 1974, and in 1985 bupropion was approved for medical use. This pharmaceutical product soon proved effective in treating nicotine addiction. In 2007, doctors prescribed bupropion 20 million times, making it the fourth most commonly prescribed antidepressant drug in the United States after sertraline (Zoloft), escitalopram (Lexapro), and fluoxetine (Prozac).
This quit aid is nicotine-free, but it can be used in combination with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Studies have shown that such a conjunction improves chances for long-term success after smoking cessation.
Zyban should not be used amidst the following circumstances:
- administration of any bupropion-containing drug
- seizure disorder (currently or in the past)
- eating disorder (currently or in the past)
- use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- allergic reactions to bupropion
- gestation, nursing, and some others
What’s the Mechanism of Zyban’s Action?
The active substance of the drug affects the mechanisms in the brain that are responsible for the occurrence of pleasure. As an antidepressant, Zyban replaces the “pleasure hormone” that is released intensively during smoking, as nicotine becomes less effective in the brain. This allows the patient to reduce the degree of discomfort for a period while quitting smoking. Usually a person completely quits smoking within 7-10 weeks of using the drug (but the results may vary depending on the degree of dependence). As the results of numerous studies show, the administration of this medicine avoids many of the negative effects of nicotine addiction, including anger, anxiety, anxiety, depressive disorder, feelings of frustration, and irritability.
Smoking is a well-studied risk factor for a multitude of chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular ones. In the worldwide structure of causes of death, cardiovascular illnesses make up the majority. Smoking is also the cause of severe diseases of the respiratory, digestive and other systems. The lion’s share of the causes of malignant tumors is attributable to tobacco abuse.
Can Zyban Help to Boost Libido?
Yes, it can but indirectly. Sure, it contains no substances that might directly improve blood flow in the genital area. It is known that quitting smoking helps to restore erectile function in males, because its functionality depends on the condition of the cardiovascular system. Iranian scientists from Tehran conducted a special study “Do cigarette smokers with erectile dysfunction benefit from stopping?” in 2004. They reported that there was an ED improvement in a considerable proportion of former smokers. A more recent study by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Urology of Indiana (2015) contains more precise results. Researchers reported that men under 50 are more likely to restore erectile function (by quitting cigarettes and tobacco) than those who have crossed this age mark. This might due to the fact that at an older age, many other factors affect the state of erection.
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Therefore, using Zyban you can improve your erection and have better sex. In addition, you will receive many other health benefits associated with quitting smoking (the main one is reducing a risk of cancer). So don’t delay if you’re interested, order the medication for an affordable price.
I’m an Oncologist and Hematology Specialist primary located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. I have over 55 years of experience in the medical field and more than 20 years of practice. I’m skilled at the treatment & diagnosis of a large array of ailments & diseases in adults.
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