Seven first-line medications have been approved by the FDA for quitting smoking. These are:
- Bupropion (Zyban®, Wellbutrin SR®)
- Varenicline (Chantix®)
- Nicotine patch
- Nicotine gum
- Nicotine lozenge
- Nicotine inhaler
- Nicotine nasal spray
Some of these quit smoking medications are available over the counter, and others require a prescription. Because medications may not be appropriate for adolescents, women who are pregnant, people who do not smoke regularly, and people with certain medical histories, it is important that you speak with a health care provider about what is best for you.
For more information about quit smoking medications, visit the Quit Smoking section of our Library.