Zyban Injury Attorney

What Is Zyban?

Zyban has been used to treat:

  • Depression
  • Withdrawal symptoms related to quitting smoking
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Zyban is a smoking cessation drug also marketed under the brand name Wellbutrin. Both contain the same drug: Bupropion. Zyban’s formula was originally developed to treat depression including depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (SAD)—a form of depression brought on by the changing of seasons from summer / early fall to late fall and winter, and potentially caused by lack of sunlight.

Zyban is now used as the first line of therapy to help people quit smoking quickly. It is marketed as a smoking cessation drug designed to facilitate the “quitting” process, reducing cravings and minimizing other effects of withdrawal. It is classed as an antidepressant.

Does Zyban Cause Birth Defects?

Studies have linked Zyban to birth defects. A recent article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology detailed the link between Zyban use during pregnancy and babies born with left outflow tract heart defects—a defect often requiring surgery. Zyban used one month before conception and during pregnancy has been linked to serious birth defects—specifically, congenital cardiac birth defects that are life threatening.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Have a Record of Success

If you or a loved one took Zyban before or during your pregnancy and your child was born with a birth defect, you and your child may be entitled to financial compensation. You should consult the Houston personal injury lawyers at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. right away.

Injuries resulting from Zyban (Bupropion) may include:

  • Serious heart defects that require surgery
  • Early involuntary termination of the pregnancy

If you took Zyban and your child suffered a birth defect contact us for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the United States. Call Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. at (866) 977-6671 for more information.