Drug therapies used to help people quit smoking can improve quit rates, but it can be difficult to choose the right drug, the right product, and the right dose. Here are some safe and effective options for you:
1. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) provides nicotine without all the other harmful chemicals (over 4700) found in a cigarette. NRT is available in a patch, gum, inhaler, lozenge and quick mist spray. NRT can be purchased without a prescription at your local pharmacy.
2. Zyban® is an antidepressant that affects certain chemical receptors in the brain to help reduce symptoms of nicotine withdrawal (like anxiety and irritability).
3.Champix® helps to relieve the craving and withdrawal symptoms that can happen when you quit smoking. Champix® does not contain nicotine, but it affects the nicotine receptors in
your body. – it acts like a weaker kind of nicotine, and also blocks nicotine from getting to the nicotine receptors.