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bupropion

Pronunciation: byoo PRO pee on

Brand: Aplenzin, Forfivo XL, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban Advantage Pack

BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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150 mg/24 hours, oval, yellow, imprinted with 681

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Wellbutrin SR

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150 mg/12 hours, round, lavender, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN SR 150

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Zyban

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150 mg/12 hours, round, lavender, imprinted with ZYBAN 150

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Wellbutrin SR

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200 mg/12 hours, round, pink, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN SR 200

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Wellbutrin SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, blue, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN SR 100

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, blue, imprinted with E 410

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BuPROPion (Eqv-Wellbutrin SR)

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150 mg/12 hours, round, purple, imprinted with E 415

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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200 mg/12 hours, round, pink, imprinted with 1111, E

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Wellbutrin XL

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150 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN XL 150

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Wellbutrin XL

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300 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN XL 300

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Aplenzin

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hydrobromide 348 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with BR 348

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Aplenzin

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hydrobromide 522 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with BR 522

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, peach, imprinted with M, 433

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M, 435

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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150 mg/12 hours, round, green, imprinted with M BU1

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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150 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 3331

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 858

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BuPROPion (Eqv-Wellbutrin SR)

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150 mg/12 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 839

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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200 mg/12 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 3385

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BuPROPion (Eqv-Zyban Advantage Pack)

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150 mg/12 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 867

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, lavender, imprinted with GG 929

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, lavender, imprinted with GG 930

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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150 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with A101

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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300 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with A102

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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300 mg/24 hours, oval, white, imprinted with 142

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, peach, imprinted with M, 433

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M, 435

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, pink, imprinted with M, 433

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M, 435

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, purple, imprinted with APO, BUP 100

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, orange, imprinted with APO, BU 75

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, blue, imprinted with E 410

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Aplenzin

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hydrobromide 174 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with BR 174

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Aplenzin

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hydrobromide 348 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with BR 348

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Aplenzin

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hydrobromide 522 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with BR 522

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Budeprion SR

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150 mg/12 hours, round, yellow, imprinted with 2444, G

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Budeprion XL

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150 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with A 101

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Budeprion XL

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300 mg/24 hours, oval, yellow, imprinted with 682, G

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, red, imprinted with 192

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, blue, imprinted with M, 435

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with 191

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with IG, 539

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, peach, imprinted with M, 433

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BuPROPion (Eqv-Wellbutrin SR)

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150 mg/12 hours, round, purple, imprinted with E 415

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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200 mg/12 hours, round, orange, imprinted with 555

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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300 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with GS2

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 858

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BuPROPion (Eqv-Wellbutrin SR)

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150 mg/12 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 839

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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200 mg/12 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 3385

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, blue, imprinted with SG 174

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Budeprion SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, yellow, imprinted with G, 2442

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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150 mg/12 hours, round, purple, imprinted with SG 175

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Buproban

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150 mg/12 hours, round, yellow, imprinted with G, 2444

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride SR

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200 mg/12 hours, round, pink, imprinted with SG 176

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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150 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with 144

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride XL

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300 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with WPI 3332

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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100 mg, round, pink, imprinted with 93 290

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BuPROPion Hydrochloride

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75 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with 93 280

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Wellbutrin

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100 mg, round, red, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN 100

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Wellbutrin

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75 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN 75

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Wellbutrin SR

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100 mg/12 hours, round, blue, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN SR 100

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Wellbutrin SR

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150 mg/12 hours, round, lavender, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN SR 100

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Wellbutrin SR

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200 mg/12 hours, round, pink, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN SR 200

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Wellbutrin XL

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150 mg/24 hours, round, beige, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN XL 150

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Wellbutrin XL

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300 mg/24 hours, round, white, imprinted with WELLBUTRIN XL 300

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Zyban Advantage Pack

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150 mg/12 hours, round, lavender, imprinted with ZYBAN 150

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What is the most important information I should know about bupropion?

What is the most important information I should know about bupropion?

You should not take bupropion if you have seizures or an eating disorder, or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication, or sedatives. If you take Wellbutrin for depression, do not also take Zyban to quit smoking.

Do not use bupropion within 14 days before or 14 days after you have used an MAO inhibitor, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.

What is bupropion?

What is bupropion?

Bupropion is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The Zyban brand of bupropion is used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects.

Bupropion may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bupropion?

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bupropion?

You should not take bupropion if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • a seizure disorder;
  • an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia; or
  • if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication, or a sedative (such as Xanax, Valium, Fiorinal, Klonopin, and others).

Do not use an MAO inhibitor within 14 days before or 14 days after you take bupropion. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Do not take bupropion to treat more than one condition at a time. If you take bupropion for depression, do not also take this medicine to quit smoking.

Bupropion may cause seizures, especially if you have certain medical conditions or use certain drugs. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and the drugs you use.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • a head injury, seizures, or brain or spinal cord tumor;
  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • heart disease, high blood pressure, or a heart attack;
  • diabetes;
  • kidney or liver disease (especially cirrhosis);
  • depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental illness; or
  • if you drink alcohol.

Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.

Ask your doctor about taking this medicine if you are pregnant. It is not known whether bupropion will harm an unborn baby. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Do not start or stop taking bupropion without your doctor's advice.

If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the effects of bupropion on the baby.

It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

Bupropion is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How should I take bupropion?

How should I take bupropion?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Too much of this medicine can increase your risk of a seizure.

You may take bupropion with or without food.

Swallow the extended-release tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.

You should not change your dose or stop using bupropion suddenly, unless you have a seizure while taking this medicine. Stopping suddenly can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using bupropion.

If you take Zyban to help you stop smoking, you may continue to smoke for about 1 week after you start the medicine. Set a date to quit smoking during the first 2 weeks of treatment. Talk to your doctor if you have trouble quitting after taking Zyban for 7 to 12 weeks.

Your doctor may prescribe a nicotine replacement product (such as patches or gum) to help you stop smoking. Start using the nicotine replacement product on the same day you stop (quit) smoking or using tobacco products.

Some people taking bupropion (Wellbutrin or Zyban) have had high blood pressure that is severe, especially when also using a nicotine replacement product (patch or gum). Your blood pressure may need to be checked before and during treatment with bupropion.

Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.

You may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking, including: increased appetite, weight gain, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, slower heart rate, having the urge to smoke, and feeling anxious, restless, depressed, angry, frustrated, or irritated. These symptoms may occur with or without using medication such as Zyban.

Smoking cessation may also cause new or worsening mental health problems, such as depression.

This medicine may affect a drug-screening urine test and you may have false results. Tell the laboratory staff that you use bupropion.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

What happens if I miss a dose?

Skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of bupropion can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include muscle stiffness, hallucinations, fast or uneven heartbeat, shallow breathing, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking bupropion?

What should I avoid while taking bupropion?

Drinking alcohol with bupropion may increase your risk of seizures. If you drink alcohol regularly, talk with your doctor before changing the amount you drink. Bupropion can also cause seizures in a regular drinker who suddenly stops drinking at the start of treatment with bupropion.

Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.

What are the possible side effects of bupropion?

What are the possible side effects of bupropion?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, itching, fever, swollen glands, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).

Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a seizure (convulsions);
  • confusion, unusual changes in mood or behavior;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • fast or irregular heartbeats; or
  • a manic episode --racing thoughts, increased energy, reckless behavior, feeling extremely happy or irritable, talking more than usual, severe problems with sleep.

Common side effects may include:

  • dry mouth, sore throat, stuffy nose;
  • ringing in the ears;
  • blurred vision;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • tremors, sweating, feeling anxious or nervous;
  • fast heartbeats;
  • confusion, agitation, hostility;
  • rash;
  • weight loss;
  • increased urination;
  • headache, dizziness; or
  • muscle or joint pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect bupropion?

What other drugs will affect bupropion?

You may have a higher risk of seizures if you use certain other medicines while taking bupropion.

Many drugs can affect bupropion. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information?

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about bupropion.

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