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Zyban and Smoking: How deadly?

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog

Zyban was the first non-nicotine drug to be used to help people stop smoking. This drug contains chemical derivatives of a stimulant drug known as amphetamine and is also used as a drug to treat depression. It is said that cigarette smoking causes one out of six deaths by making smokers susceptible to many illnesses. […]

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So, what are the advantages of Chantix over Zyban? Here are 19 reasons that explain why Chantix is better than Zyban: 1. Chantix is Highly Selective for Nicotine Receptors Chantix is a medication that is known to partially block a certain subtype of the nicotine acetylcholine receptor known by the name alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. […]

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300 Million Asthmatics Worldwide

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in asthma, Blog

And about 20% of asthmatics smoke. Smoke makes asthma worse. What is asthma? Asthma is a disease of the respiratory airways. Asthmatics for reasons that we don’t fully understand react more severely to airborne triggers causing a swelling and narrowing (constriction) of the airways. There is also a component of inflammation. This narrowing of the […]

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There are other medications for quitting smoking such as Zyban (bupropion). As KEITH Briggs will tell you Zyban is also effective in helping smokers quit smoking.

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Bupropion is a quit smoking pill approved by the FDA. It is the first of the non-nicotine replacement therapy pills approved by the FDA. The second being Chantix (varenicline).  Bupropion is available as Zyban. The same drug is used as an antidepressant and marketed under the name Wellbutrin. Zyban may be used for up to […]

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