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    Information about Bupropion

    Bupropion uses

    Bupropion is used in the treatment of depression and smoking addiction.

    How bupropion works

    Bupropion 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.

    Common side effects of bupropion

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

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    Expert advice for Bupropion

    • 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 Bupropion


    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 08 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)