Bupron XL 300 Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Bupron XL 300 Tablet is used in the treatment of depression and smoking addiction. This medicine helps by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that relax the nerves and have a calming effect on the brain.

Bupron XL 300 Tablet may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day. You should never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include insomnia (difficulty sleeping), allergic reaction, impaired concentration, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Moreover, most of the side effects are immediate and often go away with time. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

Before taking this medicine it is important to inform your doctor if you have any history of seizure or if you drink alcohol. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual mood changes or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Bupron Tablet MR

Benefits of Bupron Tablet MR

In Depression

Bupron XL 300 Tablet helps in maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood and behavior. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, helps you sleep better, and increases your energy levels. Bupron XL 300 Tablet prevents extreme mood changes and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.

In Smoking addiction

Smoking addiction can have adverse effects on your physical, mental as well as behavioral health. Bupron XL 300 Tablet is a medicine used, along with social support and counseling, to help people in quitting smoking and to avoid having the urge to smoke again. Bupron XL 300 Tablet starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating smoking addiction.

Side effects of Bupron Tablet MR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bupron

  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Taste change
  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Tremor

How to use Bupron Tablet MR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bupron XL 300 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Bupron Tablet MR works

Bupron XL 300 Tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood. The mechanism underlying its use in smoking addiction are not fully understood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Bupron XL 300 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bupron XL 300 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bupron XL 300 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bupron XL 300 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Bupron XL 300 Tablet may cause dizziness or light-headedness, may affect your concentration and judgement. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bupron XL 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bupron XL 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bupron XL 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bupron XL 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Caution is advised for the use of Bupron XL 300 Tablet in these patients with close monitoring from a doctor for any possible side effects.

What if you forget to take Bupron Tablet MR?

If you miss a dose of Bupron XL 300 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Bupron XL 300 Tablet for the treatment of depression.
  • It can also help you quit smoking.
  • Take it in the morning to avoid difficulty sleeping later that night.
  • It causes fewer side effects as compared to other anti-depression medications.
  • Stop taking Bupron XL 300 Tablet and inform your doctor if you notice sudden mood and behavior changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizure disorder, eating disorder, or if you drink alcohol.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Propiophenone Derivetive
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Bupron with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Sleeping problem in night taken medicine etizolam 5mg. Inzofresh 10 mg AND ALSO TAKEN MEDICINE FOR ANTI SMOKING IS BUPRON XL BD 150 &THEALIFE BD
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Sleep disturbance is often a manifestation of underlying psychological disorder. Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
Dear Sir can i take stablon, Duzela 20mg & bupron xl 150 all medicine together
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. If your psychiatrist has prescribed all medicines, he must have analysed the need for it.
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FAQs

Q. Does Bupron XL 300 Tablet help with anxiety and sleeplessness?

No, Bupron XL 300 Tablet should not be used for anxiety or sleeplessness. Instead, it may worsen anxiety. In fact, two of the common side effects are anxiety and sleeplessness. It is because of this that your doctor may even advise you not to take Bupron XL 300 Tablet too close to bedtime.

Q. Is Bupron XL 300 Tablet addictive?

If Bupron XL 300 Tablet is taken in the correct dose, for the correct duration, and in the correct way as advised by the doctor, then there is no risk of addiction. However, if more than the recommended dose is taken or if the tablets are crushed and inhaled, then abuse potential and addiction are likely.

Q. What are the factors that can increase chances of seizures with Bupron XL 300 Tablet?

The risk of seizure appears to be strongly associated with the dose of Bupron XL 300 Tablet. Increasing your dose of Bupron XL 300 Tablet may increase the risk. The risk of seizure increases with regular intake of alcohol, diabetes, serious head injury or history of head trauma, previous seizures, central nervous system tumor or infection, or addiction to cocaine, opiates, or stimulants. The risk also increases with simultaneous use of medicines to treat psychosis or depression, theophylline and oral corticosteroids, or if you are taking medicines that cause loss of appetite (anorectics).

Q. Is it normal to get red eyes after starting Bupron XL 300 Tablet?

No, it is very rare to develop eye problems such as redness in and around the eyes, eye pain, and blurred vision. Consult your doctor if you notice any such side effects or want to know if you are at risk or not. You can even receive preventative treatment if you are at risk.

Q. Do I need to take any precautions to prevent seizures?

Since the risk of seizures is dose-related, you should not exceed the recommended dose. In case you need an increase in the dosage, your doctor will gradually increase the dose. Seizures are more common with Bupron XL 300 Tablet medicines which are released immediately on taking than with prolonged-release preparations. Consult your doctor if you are trying to stop alcohol while using Bupron XL 300 Tablet. It is advised that you reduce your alcohol intake slowly over time.

Q. Can I take Bupron XL 300 Tablet if I am already taking captopril for blood pressure control?

You may take Bupron XL 300 Tablet while taking captopril, but you need to get your blood pressure regularly checked. Bupron XL 300 Tablet can increase your blood pressure even if you are taking captopril. If your blood pressure increases, then consult your doctor immediately since you may have to stop Bupron XL 300 Tablet.

Q. What if someone takes excess of Bupron XL 300 Tablet?

Excess of Bupron XL 300 Tablet may cause fast heartbeat, drowsiness, changes in electrical activity of the heart (arrhythmias, QT prolongation), and loss of consciousness. The patient should be given immediate medical support.

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Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2022

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