GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zyban, states the following in terms of the uses, treatments, and symptoms for this medication:
Zyban is a medication that is most commonly used as part of program to stop smoking cigarettes and end nicotine addiction. Zyban, despite being classed as an anti-depressant, is known to lessen the effects of nicotine withdrawal and the craving to smoke.
By no longer smoking, a smoker can significantly lower their risk of cancer as well as several heart and lung diseases. Medically speaking, it is still unknown how exactly Zyban manages to reduce desire to smoke. It is believed that it may be effective thanks to its ability to restore the natural balance of neurotransmitters (natural chemicals) in the human brain. For a better chance of quitting smoking for good, it recommended that Zyban is used in conjunction therapy, exercise and adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle. Users who suffer from seizures, eating disorders or who have abruptly quit consuming alcohol or taking seizure medication or sedatives should not take Zyban. It is also recommended that those who are currently taking Wellbutrin as a treatment for their depression do not take Zyban.
These declarations come from the manufacturer of this medication and should not constitute medical advice. Please consult a doctor to see if this medication is right for you and how you should use it. Relief Seeker provides information about products and their manufacturers and does not offer any medical advice.