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Bupropion

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Bupropion, is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorders and seasonal affective disorders. This also helps people to stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects. This can improve your mood and feelings of well-being by restoring the balance of certain natural neurotransmitters in your brain.

Bupropion, should not be taken in case you have allergies. The medication may contain inactive ingredients which may cause allergic reactions or other problems. Tell your doctor if you have any medical history of seizures or any brain related problems, eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, diabetes, heart issues or kidney problems. In case you have a family history of psychiatric disorders, this too should be reported to the doctor.

Bupropion, is an oral medicine to be taken from the mouth. You should not break, crush or chew the medication. Neither should you miss or increase the dosage. Too much of the medication may increase your risk of seizures.

Bupropion, may cause nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, constipation, increased sweating, joint aches, sore throat, blurred vision, a strange taste in the mouth, diarrhoea, and dizziness. This may also increase your blood pressure.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

smoking addiction

In addition to its intended effect, Bupropion may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

Impaired concentration

Headache

Altered taste

Agitation

Tremor.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Bulet 150mg tablet sr may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Bulet 150mg tablet sr may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.

Does this affect kidney function?

Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Bupropion, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Bupropion as ingredient
Consern Pharma P Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Tripada Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Psycormedies
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Ikon Pharmachem Pvt Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Bupropion works as an antidepressant through two stages of inhibition of reuptake - firstly of dopamine and secondly norepinephrine. Also, there are no direct effects on postsynaptic receptors and clinically important serotonergic effects are absent too.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Rimarex 300Mg Capsule

Serenace 5Mg Injection 1Ml

Epsolin 50Mg/2Ml Injection

What are you using Bupropion for?
Depression
smoking addiction
Other
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
Empty stomach
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Insomnia
Sweating
Dizziness
Headache
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I seem to be having terrible mood swings lately. I have been prescribed bupropion last week. Is it the result of it?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I seem to be having terrible mood swings lately. I have been prescribed bupropion last week. Is it the result of it?
Dear lybrate-user, Why was bupropion prescribed for you? It may be for depression. It might take 2-3 weeks to take antidepressant action. Till then your mood will not be stabilised. Occasionally, you may have a manic switch, if you have bipolar de...

Hello Doctor, Does bupropion 300 mg tablets help sexual dysfunction in men. Please suggest me doctors.

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Urologist, Faridabad
Hello Doctor, Does bupropion 300 mg tablets help sexual dysfunction in men. Please suggest me doctors.
Bupropion helps with affective disorder or depression. If depression is the cause of your sexual dysfunction, than it might help, but you need to consult a psychiatrist before using this drug.

I feel tight throat after taking bupropion hydrochloride 150 mg extended release for generalised anxiety disorder.Please tell.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I feel tight throat after taking bupropion hydrochloride 150 mg extended release for generalised anxiety disorder.Ple...
Drink lots of water. Wait for 3-4 days and it should settle down. These kind of effects are seen in the initial few days of taking bupropion. In the unlikely event that the problems continue beyond a week, a change of medications may be needed.

Can I take Ginkgo Biloba for dizziness and hypotension while standing up? I am on 100 mg sertraline and 150 mg bupropion for OCD and anxiety.

DPM, DNB Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Can I take Ginkgo Biloba for dizziness and hypotension while standing up?
I am on 100 mg sertraline and 150 mg buprop...
If you are having postural hypotension repeatedly due to side effects of the medicines, please report to your psychiatrist, they should change the medicine and teach you how to deal with it.

I am suffering from generalised anxiety and depression due to which I am not able to study for exam .bupropion xl 150 mg is not helping me to motivate but when I have l tyrosine then I am able to focus and learn better I took alpha brain which has l tyrosine in it. Is l tyrosine helps to brighten mood?

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About Bupropion
When is Bupropion prescribed?
What are the side effects of Bupropion ?
Key highlights of Bupropion
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Bupropion
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Bupropion ?