Anybody Used Cytisine

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Maureen Says:


Has anybody used Cytisine to give up smoking, is it an anti depressent, doesn't sound as 'natural' as it was made out to be. Side effects?



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David Says:

Cytisine, also known as baptitoxine and sophorine, is a toxic alkaloid that occurs naturally in several plant genera, such as Laburnum and Cytisus. It is said to have a mechanism of action similar to the effect of nicotine, but with rather low toxicity. It can substitute nicotine substance.

I actually came across a pretty informative article on Cytisine, explaining where it comes from, what side effects to expect and so forth. You can view it by following the link below:
usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/health/story/2011-10-01/Study-Cheap-drug-helps-smokers-quit/50619634/1

I don't think it's quite as natural as it's made out to be, mostly because of how it's being marketed. And who knows what other ingredients might be put with it in tablet form.

I hope this info helps!

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Verwon Says:

No, it isn't an antidepressant.

It's actually a naturally occurring toxic alkaloid that binds to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.

Learn more Cytisine details here.

Side effects occur if you take too much and can interfere with breathing and cause death.

It's also not as effective as the other smoking cessation options that are available.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Maureen Says:

What does 'too much' mean? Mine have come in oral strips but I already have breathing problems, will this interefere with it?

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Maureen Says:

Thanks, this is a 1mg Oral strip you put on the top of your mouth and it dissolves!

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kristie Says:

hi i have the oral strips to but i have lost the instructions on use. can u tell me the dosage pls?

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Maureen Says:

From what I can rememver it is one every two hours for two weeks, then every 4hours for two weeks then I don't rememeber lol I sent mine back, instructions and all! Have you used any yet?

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kristie Says:

Thanks for ur reply Maureen. yes i have started using mine and so far it is working. this is my second attempt at quitting. last time i gave up cold turkey in 3 days but lasted a year and started again. But this tine i just can't quit it seems even harder now. hopefully these strips will. help me stay quit.

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Maureen Says:

Good luck! Uts not easy hey?

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Maureen Says:

Well, good luck, it isn't easy hey?

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smokey Says:
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I smoked more than half my life ..bout 17 years..I was very very skeptical about quit for good strips..however they offer guarantee. ..so I cant lose. I bought some for me and my wife.. after a couple days I felt them working. .my wife complained they were doing nothing.we stuck to the instructions. On the fifth day it felt like we were smoking just fir the fun of it because we didn't feel like one. . after 6 days we both stopped smoking all together..no cravings whatsoever. I feel great she is loving it..its been around a month now and feel like I never smoked as far as urges and cravings go...and to top it off I only used half the strips the gave me...

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eureke Says:

Hi Maureen, my name is Eureke and I am a research consultant for a pharmaceutical company that only offers natural products in South Africa. We are currently very interested in Cytisine for the treatment of smoking cessation and would like to enquire which company you got it from in an oral strip. We just found a wide range of other products available in oral strip form and think this would be a massive success. If you could just let me know the company details I would greatly appreciate it!

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Mausy Says:

I think it was called Quit for life. There was an advertisement on the radio a while back.

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Confused ex smoker Says:

The oral strips work, but what I would really like to know is the contents of these strips, we know there is 1mg of Cytisine, but what other components? We wean ourselves off this medication, has anybody had withdrawals, such as, twitching during sleep, clenching of fists and hands, irregular heart beat????

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It works Says:

I took pills tabex, and it worked like a magic. The only reason for all negative proffesional attitude is because its price is about 5 pack of cigarrets. And again pharmceutical hobby will never, ever allowed dustribution in America.

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Dan Says:

I'm currently on day 6 of the tabex regimen. I noticed that cigarette's didn't have the same effect almost immediately and mentally told myself they were "useless make you smell like crap sticks" every time I had one. I'm not sure if that was a placebo effect or not, but it really helped me get into the right mindset to quit. I didn't notice much of a reduction in withdrawal symptoms, I've had a rough couple days, but I've been smoke free for 3 days now (quit on day 3).

Along with tabex, I've found it helpful to work out every day and have a routine of self-hypnosis that helps with the mental aspect of quitting A LOT. This strategy, along with going through sites like this have really been helpful, and I'm confident I will successfully quit this stupid habit once and for good.

Good luck to everyone in the same, lousy boat.

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Davd Says:

It is a naturally occurring alkaloid. Research all alkaloids, and anything that is from nature. A little might be good, a lot will kill you. This is rule number one in my book. We all know this from over-the-counter pain meds. Cytisine is no different.

Tabex is an incredible medication. It works better than Chantix, and, unlike Chantix, actually weans you from both smoking and the medication itself, whereas Chantix is all about getting you addicted to Chantix.

Should you take it? That's something you should decide. This is an over-the-counter drug in Poland, and many other European countries. It's been out for over fifty years. That said, I'm a healthy adult male, who, when taking Tabex, take no other medication. If you have health problems, or take other meds (possible drug interactions), I would avoid it, just because you don't know.

Have you ever quit smoking cold-turkey? What are the side-effects? What are the side-effects of Chantix? Tabex is great, but it isn't magic. You should expect some very mild side-effects, which I would associate with quitting smoking in general (think of all the toxins your body is used to receiving, and now it doesn't get them anymore). For me personally, every time I take a step down in the medication program (like 6 pills a day to 5, or 5 to 4, etc), I notice some insomnia the first night, and increased anxiety.

Nicotine incredibly stimulates dopamine. Dopamine is a big deal. Smokers, in terms of dopamine receptors and dopamine activity are like flying at 40,000 ft. It's a very hard process to get your brain chemistry slowly back down to the ground. Tabex can help with that.

As has been mentioned before, the best thing I've experienced, is that after a few days, smoking seems absolutely pointless. Cytisine binds your nicotine receptors much more strongly than nicotine does. When you smoke (in the first five days of Tabex), you can't smell it the same, and it does nothing to you... it makes you realize how pointless smoking is.

Someone above doubts the efficacy. I think this is nonsense, and it's most likely due to no modern studies being done on Tabex. A huge problem with any medication is patient compliance (patient's actually taking their medications correctly). Tabex can be confusing. 1 pill every 2 hrs (6 per day), then 1 pill every 2.5 hours (5 per day), etc. This schedule is complicated to get used to. And guess what, if you start missing doses, especially early on... you're going to get a smoking craving.

It is truly sad, but if the US healthcare system was actually interested in getting people to quit smoking, they would study Cytisine. But they won't, because there's no money in it. A complete regimen is about $30.

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Kim Says:
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Started Tabex today. Have to stop smoking asap. Had 4 tablets so far w/2 more to go today. Smoking less cz not interested. Difficulty/Labored breathing started after 3rd dose, and continuing. Little disoriented, some lethargy and pressure in head. Very concerned about breathing! Tried Chantix & can't take. If I can't take this, Wellbutrin is next. Thinking about stopping immediately due to breathing prob. It's the weekend, and can't reach doc. :/

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drdoomhouse Says:

Hi, I use Tabex, derived from Cytisine. It works to help me quit smoking, although i havent been able to successfully ween myself off of Tabex completely, yet. It could be bc i actually enjoy smoking occasionally or because i have been injured and not able to be as active as i like to be. But either way, I like the pill and there are no issues with me, as far as adverse side effects. I dont have weird dreams or feel depressed or anxious. I also dont have a desiere to smoke, so thats good. Cheers

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J2 Says:

I have tried cytisine and nicotine. Cytisine is much superior. It removes cravings for nicotine but does not cause addiction. Using nicorette gum it is very easy to get addicted to it, and it is virtually impossible to cut the dosage down if you get hooked. Then the only way is to start cytisine. It helps you to stop nicotine. You do not even have to use the whole 25 day cure, a few days helps to stop nicorette. Cytisine is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy, much cheaper, not addictive, no adverse effects on me at least, safe. The reason many try to ignore it may be not invented here phenomenon.

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Melody Says:
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I used it a few months ago and I found it the easiest way to give up smoking.......tried everything else...champix, patches, gum, hypnosis. The surprising thing was I was always afraid of putting on lots of weight but using cytisine I actually lost weight. Cravings for sugar and high fat foods were replaced by such an amazing feeling of well being. ....no junk required here. Body aches and pains also went.... can recommend this product highly enough.

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