Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
In patients ready to make a smoking cessation attempt^ how effective are registered first-line medications and what are the potential concerns?

Bottom-line:
Bupropion^ nortriptyline^ and varenicline are all effective in smoking cessation^ perhaps varenicline more so. Adverse events vary and may in part relate to quitting smoking^ but are important in drug selection and require monitoring.


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Publication Date: 2013-10-28
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:31:00