Bupropion medication is used in treating depression. Also, the drug may be used in treating other conditions that include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, bipolar disorder or help people trying to quit smoking by decreasing cravings and withdrawal effects.
Avoid bupropion medication if you have an eating disorder, seizures or have suddenly stopped using sedatives, alcohol and seizure medication. Also, if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, do not use bupropion as this could lead to a dangerous drug interaction.
MAO inhibitors include methylene blue injection, linezolid, isocarboxazid, rasagiline, tranylcypromine, selegiline, phenelzine and others.
Taking bupropion may lead to seizures in patients with certain medical conditions or when used together with certain other drugs. Be sure to inform your doctor of all your medical conditions and the drugs you are taking. To ensure that bupropion is a safe choice for you, tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- Narrow-angle glaucoma.
- Kidney or liver disease.
- Heart disease, high blood pressure and history of heart attack.
- Bipolar disorder.
- A history of seizures, head injury or brain or spinal cord tumor.
Some young people experience suicidal thoughts when first taking any antidepressant. It is therefore important to visit your doctor for regular progress checks when taking bupropion. Also, caregivers and family should remain alert to changes in mood or symptoms.
There is no information to suggest that bupropion can harm an unborn baby. However, if you are pregnant or are planning on getting pregnant, inform your doctor for clear guidance. Bupropion can get into breast milk and end up harming the baby. Bupropion should therefore not be used when breastfeeding.
How to take Bupropion
Bupropion should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Also, follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take this medication in smaller or larger amounts or for a longer duration than recommended. Taking too much bupropion increases the risk of getting a seizure.
Bupropion tablets should not be crushed, chewed or broken for extended-release tablets. They should be swallowed whole.
Do not stop taking bupropion abruptly. This could lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. When you want to stop taking bupropion, ask your doctor how you can safely do so.
Bupropion can lead you to get a false positive drug screening test. If you present a urine sample to a laboratory for drug screening, be sure to inform the staff that you are taking bupropion.
This medication should be stored at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.
If you miss a dose of bupropion, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose entirely to avoid double dosing.
If you suspect you have overdosed, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an overdose include hallucinations, muscle stiffness, fainting, shallow breathing or fast and uneven heartbeat.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to bupropion include difficulty breathing, hives, swelling if the throat, face, lips or tongue. Seek medical help when these symptoms arise.
Severe side effects include:
- Blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, eye paining or swelling or tunnel vision.
- Fast heartbeats.
- Seizures (convulsions).
- Confusion, hallucinations or trouble concentrating.
- Fever, rash or itching, general ill feeling, swollen glands or joint pain.
Consult a doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.
Common side effects include:
- Vision changes.
- Dry mouth, stomach pain and nausea.
- Loss of interest in sex.
- Headache, ringing in your ears and dizziness.
- Changes in appetite, weight gain or loss.
- Sore throat, muscle pain.
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