"Testing Rx Combo to Help Smokers Be Smoke Free"

Varenicline and bupropion combination therapy for smoking cessation had short term results

(dailyRx News) Smoking causes one in five deaths in the US. Varenicline and bupropion are approved to help smokers quit, but are only partly effective. Using both medications together might work better.

Researchers conducted a clinical study to determine if the combination of bupropion and varenicline worked better than varenicline alone to help smokers quit smoking.

At the 12- and 26-week points in the study, more people who took the combined treatment of bupropion and varenicline had not smoked since their quit date than those who took varenicline alone. There was no difference between the two groups at 52 weeks.

These researchers concluded that more research is needed on combination therapy for smoking cessation.

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