This medication is used to treat depression. It may improve your mood and feelings of well-being. It may work by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (dopamine, norepinephrine) within the mind.
DIFFERENT USES: This section contains uses with this medication being not listed in the approved labeling that is professional the drug but that could be recommended by your health care professional. Use this drug for a disorder that is listed in this area as long as it has been therefore recommended by your wellness care professional.
This drug enables you to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or to simply help people quit smoking by decreasing cravings and nicotine withdrawal effects. It may also be used to treat bipolar disorder (depressive phase) or to prevent seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs each year at the same time (for example, during winter). It might be used to treat anxiety in people who have depression.
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist you get a refill before you start using bupropion and each time. If you have any relevant questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without meals as directed by your physician, usually twice a day. You may take this medication with or after a meal or snack if you have stomach upset. Take the dose that is first soon as you wake up in the morning and the second dosage at least 8 hours later, or take as directed by your medical practitioner. Taking this medication late in the may cause trouble sleeping (insomnia) day. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from this. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
Don't crush or chew this medicine. Doing this can launch all of the medication simultaneously, increasing the possibility of adverse effects. Also, do not divide the pills unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or tablet that is split crushing or chewing.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, liver function, and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of adverse effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dosage. Don't increase your dosage or make use of this drug more frequently or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster and your risk of part effects will increase.
Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your medical professional. Your dosage may gradually need to be decreased.
It could take 4 months or longer before you receive the benefit that is full of drug. Tell your medical practitioner if your condition does perhaps not improve or if it worsens.
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Dry mouth, sore neck, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, ringing ears, headache, decreased appetite, weight loss, constipation, trouble resting, increased sweating, or shaking (tremor) might occur. If some of these effects persist or worsen, tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
An empty tablet shell may come in your stool. This effect is benign because your body has currently consumed the medicine.
Keep in mind that your physician has prescribed this medicine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects. Many people using this medication do not have side that is serious.
This medication might raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the total answers are high.
Tell your doctor appropriate away if you have actually any adverse that is serious, including: fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as for instance anxiety, agitation, confusion, uncommon behavior/thinking, memory loss), unusual fat loss or gain.
Stop taking bupropion and get medical help straight away if you have any very serious side effects, including: seizure, eye pain/swelling/redness, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights during the night, blurred vision).
A really serious reaction that is allergic this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away in the event that you notice any outward indications of a severe allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), painful sores in the mouth/around the eyes, serious dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about part effects. You may report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report adverse effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking bupropion, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive that may cause allergic reactions or other dilemmas. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, heart disease, raised blood pressure, renal problems, liver disease, use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, seizures or conditions that increase your risk of seizures (including brain/head injury, brain tumor, eating problems such as for example bulimia/anorexia nervosa), personal or genealogy and family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type).
This medication should perhaps not be utilized if you are suddenly stopping regular use of sedatives (including benzodiazepines such as lorazepam), drugs used to treat seizures, or liquor. Doing so may increase your risk of seizures.
This medication may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Liquor can increase your threat of dizziness or seizures.
Before having surgery, tell your physician or dentist about all the products you utilize (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to your relative negative effects of this drug, especially dizziness and memory loss. Dizziness can increase the risk of falling.
During pregnancy, this medicine ought to be utilized only if obviously needed. Since untreated mental/mood problems (such as for example depression, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder) can be a serious condition, do not stop taking this medication unless directed by your doctor. You may be pregnant, immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy if you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think.
This drug passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult with your medical practitioner before breast-feeding.
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