Generic Name - Bupropion
Brand name - Wellbutrin
Bupropion is an antidepressant treating depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. It acts on the brain cells restoring the natural balance of neurotransmitters.
Active ingredient: Bupropion Hydrochloride.
Initial dose: 100 mg orally twice a day.
Bupropion Side effects
Common side effects might include weight loss, loss of appetite, dry mouth, skin rashes, sweating, ringing in the ears, shakiness, stomach pain, agitation, anxiety, dizziness, trouble sleeping, muscle pain, nausea, fast heartbeat, sore throat and frequent urination. Seek medical attention if you develop hives, breathing difficulty and swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat as an allergic reaction.
Bupropion Contraindications & Drug interactions
Bupropion contradicts with medications that prevent blood clots, such as clopidogrel (Plavix) or ticlopidine (Ticlid), tirofiban (Aggrastat), cancer medications, heart or blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin), flecainide (Tambocor), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propafenone (Rythmol), propranolol (Inderal), and others; HIV or AIDS medication such as efavirenz (Atripla, Sustiva) or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).
Bupropion Safety & Precautions
Bupropion is not approved for usage in children and teenagers below the age of 18. Bupropion should be discontinued if there is not an adequate/expected response the dose taken. Single doses should not exceed 150 mg.
Storage: Store Bupropion at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Keep it in a tightly closed bottle. Bupropion tablets may have an odor.