Wellbutrin SR ®
Generic Name: Bupropion HCL (byoo-PROE-pee-on)Drug Class: Antidepressant, Miscellaneous
- Drug Uses
- General Information
- How it Works
- How to Take It
- Possible Side Effects
- Warnings and Precautions
- Drug Interactions
- Missing a Dose
- Pregnancy or Nursing
How it Works
How to Take It
Follow the directions given to you by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole.
Do not crush or chew before swallowing. This medicine is taken orally and
may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Take this medicine regularly
at the same time every day.
Possible Side Effects
- dizziness, drowsiness
- nausea, vomiting
- restlessness, agitation
- This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
- Do NOT drive or perform other hazardous tasks until you know how this medicine affects you.
- Do NOT take this medicine if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
- It may take several weeks before you start feeling better.
- Do NOT abruptly stop this medicine without talking to your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you have a history of seizures.
- Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
- Do not take MAO inhibitors type A with this medicine. If you are not sure if you are taking an MAO inhibitor, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Certain other antidepressants, clozapine (Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), lithium, trazadone, and others may increase the risk of seizures. BEFORE taking any new prescription or over-the-counter medicine, talk to your health care provider.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out
of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat
and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated
or no longer needed.
For women: Adequate studies of pregnant women are not available. If you plan
on becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits versus the risks
of using this medicine during pregnancy. For nursing mothers, this medicine
is excreted in breast milk in small amounts. Check with your doctor if you
plan to nurse your baby.
More InformationFor more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 May 2015
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