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Brand Names: Sigban, Bupron SR, Smoquit, Wellbatrin, Wellbutrin, Zyban
Bupropion belongs to a class of aminoketones. This drug is effective both as an anti-depressant and a smoking cessation aid. Bupron pill is increasingly being used as smoking cessation aid. It reduces the cravings of nicotine and also reduces the severity of withdrawal symptoms.
Generic Name: Bupropion
Manufacturer: Hab Pharmaceuticals
How does Bupropion work?
Bupropion acts as a reuptake inhibitor on two of the brain chemical namely dopamine and norepinephrine. The drug replaces these chemicals in the neurotransmitter and blocks it from being transported to the nerve terminal. The actual replacement depends on the dosage. At higher doses, Bupropion removes the neurotransmitter considerably from the nerve terminal, which results in an increase in overall neurotransmission.
Side effects of Bupropion
The common side effects with the use of Bupropion drug are dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, tremor, excessive sweating and tinnitus.
Bupropion is known to decrease the seizure threshold, thereby increasing the risk of seizures. Overdoses of Bupropion can prove fatal. People with a history of seizures should never consume this drug.
The drug should not be administered on pregnant women and people suffering from head trauma, liver cirrhosis, eating disorders, alcohol addiction and central nervous system tumor.
Guidelines before taking Bupropion
Bupropion is a prescription drug and should be taken only on the advice of a medical practitioner. People with a history of seizures should not take it, as it can prove fatal.
What are the common dosages of Bupropion?
Bupropion is available as 150 mg tablets. It is intended for once-daily dosage though it can be increased to two per day. However the dosage should not increase three pills of Bupropion per day.