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Length of time I should take Wellbutrin?

03/11/2003

Question:

I am 27 and have been taking Wellbutrin for 5 weeks, and smoke free for 4. How long should I continue taking the medication for optimal benefits. I quit one other time without medication and started smoking after 6 months.

Answer:

Zyban is usually prescribed for 7-12 weeks; however, some patients require longer durations such as 6 months. Please contact your health professional for advice.

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Response by:

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