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How can nortriptyline help me quit smoking?

Like the antidepressant bupropion, nortriptyline (name brands: Aventyl, Pamelor) doubles your chances of quitting. However, many people -- 78% -- who take it experience side effects, especially dry mouth and sleepiness. Still, if other quit-smoking drugs haven't worked for you, it may be worth a try. In one study, nortriptyline and NRT helped 23% of smokers stop, though exactly how it works isn't clear.

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