Before you use Bupropion read the information that is mentioned lower.
Each tablet of generic Bupropion contains 150 mg of the active ingredient Bupropion hydrochloride.
Bupropion is an anti-smoking drug, which in addition to motivational support helps to quit smoking.
You should not take Bupropion, if you:
– had an allergic reaction (e.g., hives, itching, or shortness of breath) to the following medication, Bupropion hydrochloride or any other component contained in this medicine;
– suffered from any form of epilepsy or epileptic seizure (also called paroxysm or convulsions);
– have suffered any tumors of the central nervous system (e.g., brain tumor);
– stopped using alcohol after continuous or heavy dipsomania;
– stopped taking tranquilizers or sedative medications or plan to stop taking them while taking a medicine;
– suffering from severe liver cirrhosis (severe liver disease);
– currently take medications that contain Bupropion;
– are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking Bupropion.
If you want to use Bupropion, you must know that a rare side effect of this medication is the possibility of epileptic seizures. Do not take the medication, and contact your doctor if you are exposed to this side effect.
Bupropion: Interaction with other drugs
Before taking Bupropion generic you need to tell your doctor or pharmacist that you take other medications that were prescribed by your doctor or purchased without a prescription. During the treatment period with a Bupropion you must tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are going to start taking a new medicine, prescribed by your doctor or purchased without a prescription.
This is necessary because there are certain medications, intake of which simultaneously with Bupropion use may increase the risk of epileptic seizures (convulsions or paroxysms). Consider this information before you use Bupropion.
Among these medications are: medications to treat depression (such as amitriptyline, fluoxetine, paroxetine, desipramine, imipramine, or dotiepin), medications that are used for treatment of other psychiatric disorders (e.g., clozapine, risperidone, thioridazine, or olanzapine), antimalarial drugs (such as chloroquine or mefloquine), stronger pain relievers Tramadol or Theophylline that are used to treat diseases of the thoracic cavity, such as asthma or pulmonary disease.
Bupropion: Recommended dosage and direction
You need to start taking the medication while you still smoke (smoking and simultaneous taking a medicament is not dangerous) and assign a “final date” of smoking cessation on the second week of treatment (e.g., on the 11th day).
If you decide to use Bupropion, take one tablet once a day for the first 7 days of your treatment, and then, starting at 8th day, take one tablet twice a day until the end of treatment.
In some cases, such as if you are taking certain medications, if you are an elderly person, or if you have any liver or kidney disease, your doctor will recommend taking a smaller dose, which is one tablet once a day for the entire treatment course.
When you use Bupropion, swallow the pill, and then wash it down with water. Do not resorb and do not chew the tablets.
Do not take more than one tablet at a time, and more than two in one day. Taking non-prescribed higher doses will not improve your results in the process of treatment. Take your tablets with intervals of at least 8 hours. The treatment should last from 3 to 6 weeks, if you are not experiencing severe reactions to Bupropion. The use of alcohol should be minimized or stopped completely, because the medicament might increase the effects of alcohol. Your health care provider may decide to gradually reduce the dosage at the end of treatment. When using any other therapy that helps to quit smoking, get recommendations from your physician or pharmacist before you use Bupropion.
Bupropion: Possible side effects
During any treatment Bupropion use might have some side effects. Stop taking the medicament and contact your doctor immediately if you have experienced an unexpected collapse while taking Wellbutrin sr, for example, fainting, seizure (convulsions or paroxysms), or a temporal loss of consciousness.
Quitting smoking can cause some side effects (abstinent syndrome), such as insomnia (trouble sleeping), trembling and sweating, which are similar to common side effects during the treatment after the Bupropion get.
The most common side effects of the medicament that can occur in more than 1 person from 100 people who order Bupropion are: fever, dry mouth, constipation, discomfort or disorder in the abdominal cavity, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, skin rash or itching, including allergic reactions, such as hives, insomnia (trouble sleeping), sweating, difficulty in concentration (in rare cases, including forgetfulness), headache, dizziness, depression (in rare cases, including suicidal thoughts), anxiety.
In case of overdose after you use Bupropion, immediately contact your doctor for further actions or get help at the nearest emergency room.
Bupropion: Missed dosage
If you forget to take the next dosage, take the next tablet at the usual time. Never double the dosage.
As all other medicaments this drug should be stored out of reach of children. The Storage temperature of the medicament should not exceed 25 ° C. Keep the tablets in the original packaging. If after completing the treatment course you still have some tablets, return them to the pharmacist who will get rid of them in a safe way. Carefully read the information before you use Bupropion.