Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, Interactions
It is very important that your doctor checks your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly and to check for side effects.
Do not take bupropion with a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, isocarboxazid [Marplan®]linezolid [Zyvox®]phenelzine [Nardil®]selegilin [Eldepryl®]tranylcypromine [Parnate®]). Do not start taking bupropion for 2 weeks after stopping an MAO inhibitor. Wait 2 weeks after stopping bupropion before starting an MAO inhibitor. If you take them together or do not wait 2 weeks, you may experience confusion, restlessness, restlessness, stomach or bowel symptoms, sudden high body temperature, extremely high blood pressure, or severe seizures.
Consult your doctor before using this drug with alcohol or other drugs that affect the central nervous system (CNS). Using alcohol or other drugs that affect the CNS with bupropion may make side effects of this drug worse, such as dizziness, lack of concentration, drowsiness, unusual dreams, and trouble sleeping. Some examples of medications that affect the central nervous system are antihistamines or allergy or cold medications, sedatives, tranquilizers or sleeping pills, depression medications, anxiety medications, pain relievers or narcotics prescription drugs for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, drugs for seizures. or barbiturates, muscle relaxants or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics.
Bupropion can make some people restless, irritable, or exhibit other abnormal behaviors. It can also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, or to become more depressed. Make sure the doctor knows if you have trouble sleeping, get upset easily, have a big spike in energy, or start acting recklessly. Also tell your doctor if you experience any sudden or strong feelings, such as nervousness, anger, restlessness, violence or fear. If you or your carer notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor straight away.
Your blood pressure may get too high while you are using this medicine. This can cause headaches, dizziness or blurred vision. You may need to measure your blood pressure at home. If you think your blood pressure is too high, call your doctor right away.
This medicine can cause a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, or chest pain.
Serious skin reactions can occur with this medicine. See your doctor right away if you have blisters, peeling or loosening of the skin, red skin lesions, severe acne or rash, sores or ulcers on the skin, or fever or chills with this medication.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages should be limited or avoided, if possible, with bupropion. This will help prevent seizures.
This medication may cause some people to have a false sense of well-being or to become drowsy, dizzy, or less alert than they normally are. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before driving, using machinery or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are drowsy, dizzy or less alert.
Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor. Your doctor may ask you to gradually reduce the amount you take before stopping it altogether. This is to decrease the risk of having certain side effects when you stop the drug, such as restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings, headache, increased sweating, nausea, shaking or shaking, trouble sleeping or walking, or unusual tiredness.
See your doctor right away if you experience upper stomach pain or tenderness, pale stools, dark urine, loss of appetite, nausea, unusual tiredness or weakness, or eyes or yellow skin. These could be symptoms of a serious liver problem.
This medicine may cause a change in your appetite or weight. Your doctor may need to check your weight regularly.
Before undergoing medical examinations, inform the doctor in charge that you are taking this medicine. The results of some tests may be affected by this medicine.
Do not take any other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications [OTC]) herbal or vitamin medications and supplements.