Bupron SR is an antidepressant that balances dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. It belongs to the aminoketone class of drugs.
Bupron SR is used in the treatment of individuals suffering from mood disorders, particularly depression. It increases the positive feelings in depressed individuals.
This drug may also be helpful in treating other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder. It may reduce the depressive symptoms experienced by people suffering from these mental health issues.
Bupron SR may also decrease symptoms associated with Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder. It can also be used as an aid in quitting smoking. It reduces the withdrawal symptoms and nicotine craving associated with the cessation of smoking.
Contact your doctor to get a full list of all the benefits this medication can provide.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take Bupron SR in a larger or smaller dose than you have been instructed.
This medication may be taken orally.
The total recommended dose of Bupron SR is 300 mg daily. This is usually divided into two separate doss of 150 mg each.
If you missed a dose, take 150mg of Bupron SR as soon as you remember. If your next dose is due soon, refrain from taking the missed dose and take the scheduled dose instead. There should be at least 8 hours between each dose of Bupron SR. Do not combine the two doses together.
In case of Bupron SR overdose, contact your emergency services.
The most common side effects associated with this medication are:
Difficulties with breathing
Changes in sleeping patterns
Side effects that are less common with this medication are:
Sounds of buzzing or ringing in the ears
Irritation of skin
Inform your doctor if you have become pregnant and are prescribed with Brupon SR. Contact your doctor before you begin breastfeeding your baby. This medication may have a negative impact on your fetus and child.
Pimozide and tamoxifen are two medications that may cause an adverse reaction when paired with Bupron SR.
Do not take this medication with any other medications that may contain MAO inhibitors. Bupron SR and MAO inhibitors may cause a severe reaction when taken together. Stop taking MAO inhibitors at least two weeks before you begin with Bupron SR. Once you have stopped taking Bupron SR, wait at least two weeks before you resume your prescription of MAO inhibitors.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications. Medications such as other bupropion substances, antidepressants, antipsychotics, or any other medications that may increase your possibility of a seizure. When taken with Bupron SR, it may increase your risk of seizures even further.
Inform your physician if you are taking any medication that may interact with dopamine. There have been adverse reactions reported when taken with Bupron SR.
It is best not to consume alcohol when taking Bupron SR. You should at least reduce the quantity that you drink. There have been adverse reactions noted when alcohol and Bupron SR interact.