Monday, June 3, 2013

Breaking Big Tobacco

As a wonderful family physician, you convince one of your patients to quit smoking. You transition them to a medication for smoking cessation which enhances CNS noradrenergic and dopaminergic release. You tell the patient to start the medication a week before their quit date and to take it for three months. The side effects are insomnia, agitation, dry mouth, and headache.

Challenge: What's the medication?

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sibogox said...


Alex said...


Craig Chen said...

yes you're right!
Breaking Big Tobacco

This is buproprion.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.