is one of the medicines for depression that is used for the
treatment of depression. It is also used to help people quit
smoking. Bupropion works by increasing certain activities in the
How to Use
Bupropion comes in sustained-release or extended-release tablet
form for oral intake. The regular tablet can be taken thrice to four
times a day, with doses 6 hours apart. Sustained-release tablets are
usually taken twice, with doses over eight hours apart. The
extended-release tablets are taken once in the morning. Follow label
instructions carefully, and consult doctor or pharmacist for further
explanation. Swallow the tablets whole.
Bupropion intake may cause certain side effects and contact your
doctor if any of these symptoms are severe and persist :
||Unusual bleeding or bruising
|Difficulty falling asleep or
Before taking Bupropion :
- Consult doctor and pharmacist about any allergies to
Bupropion or any other medication.
- Do not consume Bupropion if you are on monoamine oxidase
(MAO) inhibitors, or consumed them within the past 14 days.
- Consult your doctor about any other medication you might be
on as well as a detailed medical history, especially that of any
depression(even in the family).
- Inform your doctor about any pregnancy, planed-or existing
and whether you are breast-feeding.
- Bupropion can cause drowsiness and hence strenuous activities
should be avoided while on Bupropion medication.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages while on Bupropion medication.
In case of the occurrence of any symptoms of overdose such as
difficulty in breathing or swallowing, dizziness, fainting, etc,
call the doctor immediately.
Consume missed dose right away on remembering it. But, if it is
already time for teh next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the
regular dosage schedule.
Keep medication in a tightly closed container out of the reach of
children. Store at room temperatures and away from excess heat and
moisture. Throw away medication which is outdated and no longer
needed. Consult your pharmacist or doctor about about proper
disposal of medication.