Bupron XL 150 mg (Bupropion)
Bupron XL 150mg (Bupropion), Bupropion along with motivational support is used to stop smoking in nicotine (an addictive chemical found in cigarettes and tobacco products) dependent patients. Bupropion belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants. Bupropion works by blocking the re-uptake of a certain chemical substance in the brain called catecholamines.
How it works
Bupron xl 150 mg belongs to a group of medicines called antidepressants. Bupropion works by blocking the re-uptake of a certain chemical substance in the brain called catecholamines. Bupron XL 150 helps to restore the balance of various chemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. These chemicals are responsible for controlling the mood of a person.
What is Bulet SR (Bupropion HCL)?
Bupron XL 150 is an antidepressant used to treat depressive disorders, seasonal affective disorders (SAD) and smoking cessation. This medication is among the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the US. You can find Bupron 150 HCL XL available under various brand names such as Wellbutrin XL and Aplenzin.
Who should take Bupropion HCL SR?
Bupron xl 150 mg can be taken to treat depression and SAD. It is also used to help stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects. In rare cases, doctors may prescribe this medication to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and s**ual dysfunction.
Ask your doctor for guidance before taking this medication. Your doctor will prescribe you the appropriate dosage based on your medical condition and need. The medication is available in different strengths such as Bupron xl 150 mg and Bupron XL 150 300mg. You can take the tablets by mouth with food or water. Your doctor will tell you exactly how many times you should take the medication.
Read the instructions on the prescription label and ask your doctor in case you do not understand the directions. In case you miss a dose, do not make up for it. If you overdose on Bupron xl 150 mg, call your local poison control center and seek medical help immediately.
What precautions should you take with Bupron XL 150?
Before you start taking this medication, you should tell your doctor about your complete medical history. Your doctor should be aware of:]
- Any allergies you may have
- Any heart disease you have or had in the past
- High blood pressure
- Any kidney problems
- Any liver disease
- Any other conditions such as diabetes
- Any issue related to abuse of drugs or alcohol
- Any other prescription or non-prescription medications you take
- Any herbal products or supplements you take
- Any history of Glaucoma
- If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- If you are breast-feeding
- If you have epilepsy or seizures
- If you have an eating disorder
Some may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug. Bupron xl 150 mg should not be taken as a replacement to sedatives or drugs used to treat seizures. This can increase the risk of seizures.
What are the doses instructions?
If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice.
If you think you have used too much of this medicine, seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting.
Common side effects
- Itching of skin
- Raised itchy skin rash
- Unable to sleep
- Abdominal pain
- Pale red
- Taste disorders
- Uncontrolled shaking
- Concentration disturbance
- Gastrointestinal disturbance including nausea and vomiting
- Dry mouth
Frequently asked questions
Q: Is Bupropion tablet safe during pregnancy?
A: Bupropion tablet should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor?s advice regarding its use.
Q: Is it safe to use bupropion during breastfeeding?
A: Bupropion should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor?s advice regarding its use.
Q: Is bupropion an SSRI/MAOI/an antidepressant/a tricyclic antidepressant?
A: Bupropion is an antidepressant drug and not an SSRI/MAOI/a tricyclic antidepressant.
Q: Is bupropion a stimulant/addictive?
A: Bupropion is not a stimulant/addictive if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Is Bupropion tablet safe?
A: Bupropion tablet is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Is bupropion an amphetamine?
A: Bupropion is not an amphetamine. Bupropion is an antidepressant medication whereas amphetamine is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant.
Q: Is Bupropion tablet a controlled substance?
A: Bupropion tablet is not a controlled substance.
Q: Can I take bupropion for anxiety?
A: Bupropion along with motivational support is used to stop smoking in nicotine dependent patients. 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?
A: 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)?
A: Bupropion does not contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor.