Quit smoking – that is what many smokers want. But often it is difficult to give up smoking in the long term. After a successful stop smoking, the real challenge is to remain non-smokers in the long term. Usually several attempts to quit are necessary. But with a little help and a clear decision it is possible to give up cigarettes permanently. The right motivation and suitable means and methods during the quitting phase as well as strategies to prevent relapses are important.

Means and methods to quit smoking

Probably most smokers first try to get rid of the cigarette smoke on their own. “Without support, however, the success rate at the first attempt is only three to six percent,” says Professor Stephan Mühlig, psychologist, addiction researcher and head of the smoking outpatient clinic at Chemnitz University of Technology.

He says that some smokers are helped to reduce their tobacco consumption and slowly quit. “However, this tempts them to deceive themselves and maintain their psychological dependence for longer,” says the addiction expert. Many sufferers therefore have more success with the end-of-life method, in which they stop from one day to the next. (Also called cold turkey) “In contrast, controlled and reduced smoking does not work for most smokers in the long term,” explains Mühlig. In the meantime, there are numerous means and methods to facilitate tobacco cessation.

This happens just a few minutes after the last cigarette in your body

Did you know that just a few minutes after the last cigarette the body begins to recover? Stopping smoking immediately boosts physical regeneration – this effect lasts for years. (Also read: What happens after you quit smoking? )

Passionate smokers like to argue with “You have to die of something”. They are right. But smokers die an average of ten years earlier than non-smokers, often from a painful death with a long-preceding illness – statistics prove it. The good news: you can reduce your risk immediately.

What is tabex and how can it help to stop smoking?

Tabex is an original Bulgarian preparation of plant origin, intended for the treatment of tobacco smoking.

The preparation is developed on the basis of the alkaloid Cytisine, contained in the plant Cytisus laborinum L. (Golden Rain acacia).

The broad clinical studies carried out, show that the therapy with the preparation Tabex results in giving up smoking in more than 57% of the patients.

In the human body, Cytisine plays the role of nicotine substitution substance, and reduces the period of interaction of the received nicotine with relevant nicotine receptors, i.e. the specific substance cytisine “substitutes” nicotine, acting on the same receptors, thus preventing the appearance of abstinence syndrome. This results in a gradual reduction and suspension of the psychic and physical dependency to nicotine in smokers. Cytisine possesses a structure and mechanism of action that are similar to those of nicotine, but it has much lower toxicity.

Tabex manifests one of the best results to date for the group of preparations, intended for tobacco smoking therapy. Cytisus laborinum L the Tabex source plant aka Golder Rain acacia. Tabex is very well tolerated, and when applied in therapeutic doses, allows a gradual giving up of smoking without any side effects.

The total giving up of smoking should take place not later than the fifth day after the beginning of the therapy. Supplied in a package of 100 filmtablets of 1.5 mg Citysine can help to quit smoking forever.

Tabex recommended therapeutic scheme

Day of Treatment Intake Intervals Total Daily Tablets
Day 1 to 3 1 tablet every 2 hours 6 tablets daily
Day 4 to 12 1 tablet every 2.5 hours 5 tablets daily
Day 13 to 16 1 tablet every 3 hours 5 tablets daily
Day 17 to 20 1 tablet every 4 hours 3 tablets daily
Day 21 to 25 1 tablet every 6 hours 2 tablets daily
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Paun D. and Franze J. have studied and analyzed the physiological prerequisites for the harmful habit of smoking. After inhalation of a cigarette by a person with low blood pressure and possibly also with low blood sugar content, for about 20 minutes nicotine increases the blood pressure and the blood sugar level. In persons with normal blood pressure and blood sugar values, the nicotine in the blood leads to hormonal and vegetative changes in the organism, while the discontinuation of smoking leads to a decrease in the blood pressure and blood sugar values. That is why, nicotine abstinence is clinically manifested with exhaustion, tiredness, poor concentration and irritability (abstinence manifestations), which provokes a strong craving for nicotine. The abstinence syndrome can be controlled by restoring the normal blood pressure and blood sugar values by means of analeptics, tranquilizers and mostly by means of specific drugs , such as cytisine, lobeline, etc. These specific drugs “replace” nicotine by acting on the same functional receptor constellations.

TABEX (CYTISINE) application


Tabex is a drug of choice of treatment of chronic nicotinism. It is particularly appropriate for treatment of risk groups of smokers with health problems on the part of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as smokers professionally subjected to tension and stress that are predisposed to seek a “false comfort” in nicotine or other drugs causing dependence.


Advanced atherosclerosis, some forms of schizophrenia, pheochromocytome, conditions connected with severe impairment of the cardiovascular system and malignant hypertension.

Additional Important Usage Information


Tabex is administered orally in a dose of 1 tablet every 2 hours (6 tablets daily) for 3 days at corresponding reduction of the number of smoked cigarettes.

The treatment proceeds according to the following scheme:

  • from the 4th to 12th day – 1 tablet every 2,5 hours (5 tablets daily);
  • from the 13th to 16th day – 1 tablet every 3 hours (4 tablets daily;)
  • from the 21st to 25th day – 1-2 tablets daily.

Some of the participants helped for better processing and absorption with DMSO

Complete discontinuation of smoking must occur by the 5th day of treatment.


As antidotes at overdose of the preparation Tabex one may use tranquilizers (anticonvulsive effect) and antihypertensive drugs (decrease of the blood pressure).


The high doses may provoke nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tachycardia and muscle weakness. These effects pass quickly after the dose is decreased.


The analeptic effect of cytisine decreases during combined therapy with antituberculosis drugs (PASA, streptomycin, etc.).


The drug should be administered carefully to patients with exacerbated peptic ulcer. After completing the treatment course, the patients should refrain from smoking even one cigarette, in order to obtain a lasting effect.


Filmtablets of 1.5 mg in packages of 100.


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