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Zileuton (Zyflo) - Zyban and Weight Loss
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- Zileuton (Zyflo)
This selection from the eMedTV archives gives a brief overview of zileuton (Zyflo), a drug approved to prevent asthma attacks. It discusses possible side effects and includes a link to more detailed information.
- Zileuton CR
Zileuton CR is a prescription drug that is licensed to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV segment discusses how the medication works to reduce inflammation in the airways, lists potential side effects, and provides tips for taking the medication.
- Zileuton CR Dosing
For preventing asthma attacks, the recommended zileuton CR dosage is two 600 mg tablets twice a day. This eMedTV article provides more information on zileuton CR dosing guidelines, including some tips on when and how to take the medicine.
- Zileuton CR for Asthma
As this eMedTV Web page explains, zileuton CR is prescribed for the prevention of asthma attacks. This article gives a brief overview of zileuton CR and includes a link to more detailed information on its uses.
- Zileuton Dosing
Zileuton dosing for adults and children over the age of 12 usually starts at 600 mg four times a day. This eMedTV resource offers more information on dosing with zileuton, including tips on how and when to take the medication.
Zyban is a medication approved for use as part of a program to quit smoking. This eMedTV Web page briefly describes the drug's effects, when and how it is taken, and possible side effects. Zybam is a common misspelling of Zyban.
Zyban is a prescription drug typically used to help people stop smoking. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the medication, including an explanation of how it works, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
- Zyban Alternatives
Zyban alternatives can include nicotine replacement products, counseling, or other medications. This eMedTV resource describes these alternatives in detail and explains the situations in which they may be considered.
- Zyban and Alcohol
This eMedTV page explains that if you choose to drink alcohol while on Zyban, it is important that you drink light-to-moderate amounts and that you not drink while taking your Zyban dose. This page also gives other tips related to Zyban and alcohol.
- Zyban and Dry Mouth
In previous studies, up to 11 percent of people who took Zyban reported dry mouth as a side effect. This eMedTV resource lists some of the things you can do if you're taking Zyban and dry mouth occurs (such as using a humidifier at night).
- Zyban and Insomnia
In previous studies, up to 40 percent of people taking Zyban reported insomnia as a side effect of the drug. This eMedTV resource explains that if you're taking Zyban and insomnia occurs, you should let your healthcare provider know.
- Zyban and Pregnancy
This eMedTV resource explains that if you're taking Zyban and pregnancy occurs, you should let your doctor know. A pregnant woman may take Zyban if her doctor decides that its benefits to her outweigh the possible risks to her unborn child.
- Zyban and Suicide
It's hard to tell for sure if there is a link between the use of Zyban and suicides or suicidal behavior. This eMedTV Web page lists some symptoms of suicidal behavior that you should report to your doctor (such as acting on dangerous impulses).
- Zyban and Weight Gain
As this eMedTV page explains, if you're taking Zyban and weight gain occurs, you should let your doctor know. This page also lists recommendations your doctor may make for dealing with weight gain (like eating heart-healthy foods and exercising more).
- Zyban and Weight Loss
Weight loss does not appear to be a side effect of Zyban. This page on the eMedTV Web site further explores Zyban and weight loss, offering a possible explanation about why not many people taking Zyban experience weight loss.