Objective: To report an observation dealing with a possible side effect of a smoking cessation drug.
Design: A case report. STUDY PERSON: A 34-year old man who had been treated with slow-release bupropion for smoking cessation.
Observation: After 5 days of treatment the patient suffered severe muscular pain and the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis was confirmed.
Conclusion: Rhabdomyolysis is a rare complication when treating with slow-release bupropion for smoking cessation.