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Composition for ESSION

Bupropion(150 mg)

food interaction for ESSION

alcohol interaction for ESSION

pregnancy interaction for ESSION

lactation interaction for ESSION

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ession 150 mg tablet er at a fixed time.
Ession 150 mg tablet er may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Ession 150 mg tablet er may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Bupropion(150 mg)


Ession 150 mg tablet er along with motivational support is used to stop smoking in nicotine (an addictive chemical found in cigarettes and tobacco products) dependent patients.

How it works

Ession 150 mg tablet er belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants. Ession 150 mg tablet er works by blocking the re-uptake of a certain chemical substance in the brain called catecholamines.

Common side effects

Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Rash, Abdominal pain, Agitation, Anxiety, Constipation, Depression, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fever, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Vomiting, Nausea, Headache, Impaired concentration, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Itching, Altered taste, Tremor


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Expert advice for ESSION

  • Tell your doctor if you have history of head injury, alcohol abuse, diabetes or stimulants or anorectic products use.
  • There should be an interval of at least 8 hours between successive doses of bupropion.
  • You may suffer from insomnia while on bupropion therapy. You can reduce its incidence by avoiding to take this medicine during bedtime (while maintaining at least 8 hours gap between doses).
  • Bupropion should be used with caution in the elderly, patients with hepatic/renal impairment.
  • You should not exceed the recommended dose of bupropion, since bupropion is associated with a dose-related risk of fits (seizures).
  • Blood pressure should be monitored at regular intervals in patients with high blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor about taking bupropion if you are scheduled to have urine tests.
  • Bupropion may cause dizziness/light-headedness, affecting your concentration and judgement. If affected, don’t drive or operate machinery till you feel fine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ESSION


Q. Is bupropion an SSRI/MAOI/a narcotic/an antidepressant/a tricyclic antidepressant?
Bupropion is an antidepressant drug and not an SSRI/MAOI/a narcotic/a tricyclic antidepressant.
Q. Is bupropion a stimulant/addictive?
Bupropion is not a stimulant/addictive if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is bupropion safe?
Bupropion is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is bupropion an amphetamine?
Bupropion is not an amphetamine. Bupropion is an antidepressant medication whereas amphetamine is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant.
Q. Is bupropion a controlled substance?
Bupropion is not a controlled substance.
Q. Can I take bupropion for anxiety?
Bupropion along with motivational support is used to stop smoking in nicotine dependent patients. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/Xanax/Tylenol/Sudafed with bupropion?
Bupropion can be taken with ibuprofen/Xanax/Tylenol/Sudafed. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Does bupropion cause hair loss/make you tired/make you gain weight/cause acne/make you high/cause drowsiness?
These side effects are rare or uncommon with bupropion use. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking bupropion immediately.
Q. Does bupropion contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)?
Bupropion does not contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor.


Content on this page was last updated on 11 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)