Zyban and Weight Loss

A recent study of anti-obesity medications showed that Zyban is effective for treating obesity if given at 400 mg per day. Zyban is an antidepressant that inhibits norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake. It belongs to the chemical class of aminoketones.

Fast Facts:

  • Zyban is a brand name for bupropion; Wellbutrin is another brand of buproprion.
  • Studies found the differences in weight loss between bupropion and other established weight loss medications insignificant.
  • Weight loss in the bupropion group was significantly greater than those who did not receive the medication over a period of 6 to 12 months.