Question by  missmojo1 (29)

What kinds of medication are prescribed for a nicotine addiction?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Most of the "stop smoking" medications release a controlled amount of nicotine into the bloodstream to help curb cravings. That's why it's particularly dangerous to use methods like "the patch" and then continue to smoke. Zyban and Chantix are Rx drugs. Nicorette and the nicotine patch are available over-the counter.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

There are three ways to try to cure nicotine addiction one is the drug Buproprion which acts as an anti-depressant which diminishes your urge to smoke. The other is Varenicline which is a dopamine inhibitor which repressed again your urge to smoke which blocks craving receptors. You can also try nicotine patches and nicotine gum.


Answer by  kdesbiens (55)

Prescription medication for nicotine addiction include nicotine replacement products, antidepressants, and dopamine stimulators. The prescription medications for nicotine replacement are nasal sprays and inhalers. The antidepressant medications are Zyban and Wellbutrin. The dopamine stimulator medication is Chantix.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Nicotine patches, gums, and lozenges are now prescribed medications for nicotine addiction. Chantix is popular smoking cession mediation. Welbutrin is also readily prescribed as a stop smoking treatment.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Before Chantix, the most common prescribed medication for nicotine additions was Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin is a anti-depressent. Currently Chantix is a very popular prescribed medication, although it can be expensive ($150.00/month) if you do not have prescription coverage. As with all medications, Chantix has possible side affects that you should discuss with your Doctor.


Answer by  vsgunnam (222)

The usual medications prescribed for nicotine addiction are 1. Nicotine Replacement Therapy-some substances which contain small amounts of nicotine (Nicotine lozenges/chewing gum,trans dermal nicotine patch, nicotine nasal spray) are administered or applied, and, 2.Oral administration of Non-Nicotine medications like Varenicline, Bupropion etc, which are actually anti-depressants. Counseling, support groups etc. are non-medical means.


Answer by  Emr (698)

The commonest way to treat nicotine addiction is to substitute the delivery method from a cigarette to a patch. Then, the patient can taper off the dosage administered by the patch. Nicotine can also be delivered with an inhaler. Another drug is Buproprion, which also is used as an antidepressant. It is often referred to as Zyban.


Answer by  tjs0209 (32)

For those who are addicted to nicotine, there are many options. The most common include a nicotine patch and the nicotine gum. There are also medications such as Zyban that help with tobacco addiction. Now there are also "smokeless cigarettes" which people can buy over-the-counter. Most of these medications (the gum and patch) can be bought without a prescription


Answer by  shoofeer1 (116)

Nicotine addiction is one of the areas in which drug treatment is applied. There are several drugs that are useful in the treatment of nicotine addiction. In addition to the newly developed varenicline, mecamylamine and bupropion are among the drugs used for this purpose. Although not largely accepted, Cannaboinoid antagonist rimonabant is also under trial.


Answer by  ubcmed (185)

Basically they are all nicotine, they just vary on the delivery method. Currently there is patches, gum, lozenges and the new one inhalers.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Zyban is the name of the prescription drug that is used for nicotine addiction, but most physicians will recommend that their patients use over the counter methods such as the patches and counseling before even considering a prescription solution.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

There are many different products prescribed for nicotine addiction. Two very common products that can be bought over the counter are nicotine patches and nicotine gum. Other products that can't be bought over the counter are chantix and wellbutrin.


Answer by  Olive (1195)

There are several nicotine patches on the market that are recommended to help chronic smokers end their addiction. These are often quite effective.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

There are two groups. First nicotine replacement includes inhalers, patches, gum and lozenges. The other is antidepressents like Buproprion. They can be combined. See your doctor.

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