Monday, April 1, 2013

Want to Stop Smoking? Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation

This review covers the basics regarding adjunctive pharmacotherapy to assist in smoking cessation. Varenicline appears to be the most effective, although it has the most side-effects. Buproprion is 2nd most effective, followed by nicotine replacement therapy. Nortriptyline and clonidine are 2nd line therapies to assist in smoking cessation.