Bupropion was first developed to treat depression. It was later found
that it helped smokers to stop smoking (MORE
ABOUT THAT HERE).
When sold and marketed under the brand names Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin
SR and Wellbutrin XL, Bupropion is usually indicated for depression
treatment. Multiple studies have confirmed the efficacy of Bupropion
for depression treatment. Bupropion is also sometimes prescribed for
the treatment of bipolar depression and attention deficit disorder.
- Never take Bupropion if you are taking another type of antidepressant
called a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), or if you have stopped
taking a MAOI in the last 14 days. Doing this may result in serious,
sometimes fatal, reactions, including - coma, high body temperature
- Use bupropion only as directed by your Doctor . Do not use more
of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer
time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance
of side effects
- If you are taking the extended-release (XR) or the prompt-release
form of this medicine and you miss a dose, skip the missed dose
and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Never double up on
- Before taking Bupropion, consult your Doctor if you are pregnant,
breast-feeding, under the age of 18 or over the age of 60.
Be sure to see details about the possible side effects of Bupropion
use - Click here for more.