- Citalopram Hydrobromide
- Fluoxetine Hcl
- Nicotine Polacrilex
What is Bupropion used for?
Bupropion is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder. It is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder. Besides, this medicine is used as a smoking cessation aid to help people stop smoking. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Bupropion?
The dosage of Bupropion prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Bupropion can be taken with or without food. Do not crush, chew, or break this medicine. Swallow the pill whole.
What if you miss a dose of Bupropion?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Bupropion medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Bupropion?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Bupropion, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Bupropion?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Bupropion.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Bupropion, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Bupropion can interact with antipsychotics, anticoagulants, MAO inhibitors, antihistamines, and diet pills.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Bupropion?
Like other medicines, Bupropion can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Bupropion are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Bupropion cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Bupropion develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Bupropion can cause side effects such as anxiety, trouble sleeping, weight loss or gain, nausea, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, confusion, dizziness, and tremors. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Bupropion.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Bupropion?
Is it possible for me to take Bupropion with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Bupropion?
What are the possible drug interactions of Bupropion?
How will Bupropion work in my body?
How should Bupropion be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Bupropion drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Bupropion is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.