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Antidepressant combined with smoking patch more effective for those trying to quit smoking

Smoking cessation may be easier when an antidepressant is used in conjunction with a transdermal nicotine patch claims researchers. Study results have found that the antidepressant nortriptyline used with patches makes quitting smoking 13% more successful at six months. However, the drawbacks are that the antidepressant causes a high incidence of adverse affects like dry mouth and sleepiness.

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About: Antidepressant combined with smoking patch more effective for those trying to quit smoking

Date: 9 November 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.jointogether.org/sa/news/summaries/reader/0,1854,575156,00.html

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