Wellbutrin SR ®
Generic Name: Bupropion HCL (byoo-PROE-pee-on)
Drug Class: Antidepressant, Miscellaneous
This medicine is classified as an antidepressant used to treat depression.
Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for other conditions such as quitting
Ginseng, ma huang, yohimbine and St. John's Wort may interact with antidepressants.
Talk to your healthcare provider before combining medicines with herbs.
How it Works
Bupropion increases the amount of two chemicals in the brain, norephineprine
How to Take It
Follow the directions given to you by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole.
Do not crush or chew before swallowing. This medicine is taken orally and
may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Take this medicine regularly
at the same time every day.
Possible Side Effects
- dizziness, drowsiness
- nausea, vomiting
- restlessness, agitation
- This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
- Do NOT drive or perform other hazardous tasks until you know how this
medicine affects you.
- Do NOT take this medicine if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
- It may take several weeks before you start feeling better.
- Do NOT abruptly stop this medicine without talking to your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizures.
- Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your
local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
- Do not take MAO inhibitors type A with this medicine. If you are not
sure if you are taking an MAO inhibitor, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Certain other antidepressants, clozapine (Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol),
lithium, trazadone, and others may increase the risk of seizures. BEFORE
taking any new prescription or over-the-counter medicine, talk to your
health care provider.
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next
dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out
of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat
and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated
or no longer needed.
For women: Adequate studies of pregnant women are not available. If you plan
on becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits versus the risks
of using this medicine during pregnancy. For nursing mothers, this medicine
is excreted in breast milk in small amounts. Check with your doctor if you
plan to nurse your baby.
For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.
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