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Smoking and Tobacco

Can dr help me

02/01/2002

Question:

Can my dr.give medication to help me quite

Answer:

Question: What medication would work best for me?

You have five choices of medications that are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

A non-nicotine pill (bupropion SR). Nicotine gum. A nicotine inhaler. A nicotine nasal spray. Nicotine patch. The gum and patches are available at your local pharmacy, or you can ask your health care provider to write you a prescription for one of the other medications. The good news is that all five medications have been shown to be effective in helping smokers who are motivated to quit.

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Response by:

Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati