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Stop Smoking With Antidepressant

Aug 29, 2008
Antidepressant is used most commonly in the psychiatric medication which is used to cure or give temporary relief to the depression dysthymia. Dysthymia mean milder depression. There are several groups of medicine which mainly related to antidepressant drugs.

Antidepressants are also used to treat various other disorders other than depression. This antidepressant also aid smoking cessation. According to researcher there are two reasons to consider, that smoking can be stopped with the help of antidepressants.

The first reason can be that the depression may be an indication of nicotine removal, and stoppage of smoking can precipitates depression. Second reasons can be nicotine which may have antidepressant gist that sustains smoking for some smokers. Antidepressants can be a substitute for the smoking habits.

There are many smokers who want to quit and they are not able quit the smoking habits. There is some therapy used to stop smoking cessation such as NRT (nicotine patches or gum).There are some other option used for smoke cessation that are antidepressants drugs. These antidepressants are mainly used to reduce or cure depression.

Researchers have proved that when antidepressants used with nortriptyline and nicotine patch may help to stop smoking. There are various different types of antidepressant medication that are effective to stop smoking habits. But according to the studies conducted by the researchers has terminated that nortriptyline when blended with transdermal nicotine ensued the stop rate of smoker.

This result took place with petite effect on removal of symptoms. Many researchers have done studies to find the remedy for smoking cessation. The researchers were successful in their research and they found many remedy of stopping the smoking habit.

According to their research conducted bupropion and nortriptyline proved to be very effective to cessation. In one trail the researchers found that bupropion with nicotine patch gave slight higher cessation rate than patch alone. Even though placing a limit on smoking can reduce the death rates but is not yet totally successful.

Conclusion
After many trails and studies researcher found that all the antidepressants are not able to stop smoking habits. But there were two antidepressants which proved to be good for smoking cessation. The researchers also found that some antidepressant used to stop smoking habits had side effects on the smoker.

The use of bupropion causes side effects like insomnia. Other side effect which was found by the use of such drugs was dry mouth and vomiting. So it can be concluded that the antidepressants are successful in smoking cessation, but some time it also results into side effects.
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