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Anti-Smoking Drugs

Smoking is a social dishonor which affects the life of lots of people around the world. Smoking is an act in which tobacco is inhaled and then exhaled out. It not only harms the smokers but also the people who are wandering around the smokers. Before quitting smoking, it involves strong determination and proper counseling. But counseling alone is not sufficient; it will require proper medication to reduce the urge for smoking. These days various new anti-smoking agents are available to get rid of the smoking habit.

 Anti Smoking Drugs:

Anti smoking drugs are the medicines which help in quitting smoking. These drugs act to reduce the urge for tobacco and also reduce withdrawal symptoms which appear after cessation of smoking.

 Working of Anti-Smoking Agents

 Anti-Smoking agents help in reducing symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. They inhibit the binding of nicotine to nicotine receptors and thereby making the smoke less satisfying and thus reducing the craving.

Various drugs that are available in the market are Chantix/Champix, Zyban and Nicotine polacrilex gum.

  1. Chantix is a non-nicotine medicine which blocks nicotine receptors in the brain.

  2. Nicotine polacrilex gum, transdermal nicotine patches and nicotine nasal spray are nicotine replacement preparations (NRT) that assist in reducing the intensity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

  3. Sustained release Bupropion hydrochloride is marketed under the trade name Zyban. It is the drug of anti-depressant category very effective in quitting smoking and minimizing the withdrawal symptoms. It prevents the uptake of neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and nor adrenaline and increases their concentration in the brain and thus reduces the urge for nicotine and dependency on smoking.

Drugs Available at Our Pharmacy Store:

Zyban/Bupropion and Nicotine Polacrilex Gums are available on our site at an affordable price.


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