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Table 3 Comparisons of causes of irregular medication usage of groups

From: A comparison of the efficacy of varenicline and bupropion and an evaluation of the effect of the medications in the context of the smoking cessation programme

The cause of irregular medication usageuse Varenicline (n = 220) Bupropion (n = 158) P*
n % n %
Side effects 66 30 53 33.5 0.464
Over self-confidence/no more need for medicationthe drug 48 21.8 17 10.8 0.005
Not to see any effect of the drugmedication 14 6.4 21 13.3 0.022
Not feel exactly ready to quit smoking 14 6.4 16 10.1 0.182
Fail to quit smoking 18 8.2 6 3.8 0.085
Begin to smoke again 14 6.4 8 5.1 0.594
Fear of side effects 10 4.5 6 3.8 0.722
Inability to come controls 7 3.2 7 4.4 0.526
Not to believe effect of the medicationdrug 6 2.7 5 3.2 0.803
Increased in desiremand to smoke 4 1.8 4 2.5 0.635
ThinkDesire to quit the to not to take the medication anddrug smoking at the same dday of smoking cessation 3 1.4 4 2.5 0.406
Work schedule 3 1.4 1 0.6 0.493
Since the drug is bupropion 0 0 4 2.5 0.018
ToNot dis like using medicationine 2 0.9 0 0 0.229
Not to take the drug with them 1 0.5 2 1.3 0.381
Noncompliant 10 4.5 4 2.5 0.307
  1. *Chi square test