Stop-Smoking , Bupropion 150mg
Bupropion is one of the medicines for depression that is used for the treatment of depression. It is also used to help people quit smoking. Bupropion works by increasing certain activities in the brain.
|Common Brand Names||Zyban|
How to Use
Bupropion comes in sustained-release or extended-release tablet form for oral intake. The regular tablet can be taken thrice to four times a day, with doses 6 hours apart. Sustained-release tablets are usually taken twice, with doses over eight hours apart. The extended-release tablets are taken once in the morning. Follow label instructions carefully, and consult doctor or pharmacist for further explanation. Swallow the tablets whole.
Bupropion intake may cause certain side effects and contact your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe and persist :
|Restlessness||Unusual bleeding or bruising|
|Dry Mouth||Weight Loss|
|Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep||Constipation|
Before taking Bupropion :
- Consult doctor and pharmacist about any allergies to Bupropion or any other medication.
- Do not consume Bupropion if you are on monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, or consumed them within the past 14 days.
- Consult your doctor about any other medication you might be on as well as a detailed medical history, especially that of any depression(even in the family).
- Inform your doctor about any pregnancy, planed-or existing and whether you are breast-feeding.
- Bupropion can cause drowsiness and hence strenuous activities should be avoided while on Bupropion medication.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages while on Bupropion medication.
In case of the occurrence of any symptoms of overdose such as difficulty in breathing or swallowing, dizziness, fainting, etc, call the doctor immediately.
Consume missed dose right away on remembering it. But, if it is already time for teh next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosage schedule.
Keep medication in a tightly closed container out of the reach of children. Store at room temperatures and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away medication which is outdated and no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or doctor about about proper disposal of medication.