BUPRON is medicine is indicated for therapy of depression patients above the age of 18 years. Bupron tablets 150 mg and Bupron 300mg (a generic product for Wellbutrin) are used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) to relieve symptoms including severely depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, feelings of guilt or worthlessness amongst other mood disorders associated with major depression. Bupron tablets 150 mg are also used to treat nicotine dependence, as part of a smoking cessation programme that includes motivational support, and helps people who are addicted to nicotine to stop smoking, by reducing cravings and the urge to smoke as well as counteracting withdrawal symptoms, like irritability, restlessness and anxiety.
What Bupron Contains?
Bupron tablets 150mg and Bupron 300mg tablet contain the active ingredient bupropion, an antidepressant and anti-addictive drug used to treat major depression and to treat nicotine dependence, as part of a smoking cessation programme. Bupron tablets 150mg are a sustained release (SR) tablet which means that it is released slowly so that you only need take one tablet per day.
Bupron for smoking cessation
Bupron 150 mg & 300 mg tablets are used to treat nicotine dependence, as part of a smoking cessation programme that includes motivational support, and helps people who are addicted to nicotine to stop smoking, by reducing cravings and the urge to smoke, as well as counteracting withdrawal symptoms, like irritability, restlessness and anxiety. Bupron tablets 150mg contain bupropion, which is antidepressant agent with anti-addictive properties and works at the level of the brain, by inhibiting the reuptake by nerve cells, of noradrenaline and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters or brain chemicals that allows nerve cells to communicate. A lack of noradrenaline and dopamine may be involved in the addiction process and may contribute to withdrawal symptoms. Bupron tablets help restore the balance of noradrenaline and dopamine in the brain as well as blocking the action of nicotine on nicotinic acetylcholine receptor function, resulting in a reduction in the rewarding effects of nicotine, which is what contributes to nicotine addiction.
How Bupron Treats with Depression?
Bupron tablets 150mg are used to treat depression or major depressive disorder (MDD) to relieve symptoms including severely depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, feelings of guilt or worthlessness amongst other mood disorders associated with major depression. Bupron tablets 150mg contain the antidepressant bupropion which is chemically unrelated to other known antidepressant agents, although it works at the level of the brain in a way similar to the class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), which block the uptake by nerve cells of serotonin (a neurotransmitter or brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate). Bupropion in Bupron tablets is a selective inhibitor of the reuptake by nerve cells, of the catecholamine neurotransmitters, noradrenaline and dopamine. Symptoms of depression are thought to be caused by an imbalance of certain neurotransmitters and Bupron tablets help restore the balance of noradrenaline and dopamine in the brain, by blocking their re-uptake by nerve cells, therefore increasing levels in the brain.
Before Starting The Therapy, Inform Doctor
- If you consume alcohol regularly in large quantities
- If you have diabetes in whom you are taking insulin or tablets
- If you have recently had a severe head injury or have previously had a head injury
- If you have a bipolar disorder
The Interaction Of Bupron With Other Medicines?
There may be an increased risk of seizure if you use:
- Theophylline in the treatment of asthma or lung disease
- Drugs for the treatment of malaria
- The medicines to control weight or appetite
- Antibiotics called quinolones
- Drugs in the treatment of diabetes
How Is Bupron Prescribed?
- The usual recommended dose for adults is one tablet of 150mg per day.
- Your doctor may increase a dose of BUPRON at 300mg per day if the symptoms of depression are not improved after several weeks of therapy.
- Take the whole tablet of BUPRON in the morning, once a day.
- The use of BUPRON in the period of pregnancy and lactation
- Before you start taking medicine, consult your doctor
- The effect of BUPRON on motor vehicle management and machine handling
- If after the use of BUPRON you get dizziness or headache, do not
- Drive motor vehicles or handle machines.
How Long Does A Bupron Therapy Works?
- Sometimes it takes more weeks or months from the beginning of the treatment to the improvement of symptoms. On a regular basis
- Talk to your doctor about your symptoms in order to decide on the length of the treatment. When the improvement is noticed, your doctor may advise you to continue with the use of BUPRON in order to prevent the recurrence of symptoms of depression.
- If you have taken more BUPRON than you should
- There is a greater likelihood of having epileptic seizures or other adverse events.
- If you forget to take BUPRON, you should take the next dose at the prescribed time. Do not take it an additional tablet of the medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
What Are Bupron Side Effects?
- Epileptic seizures (convulsions)
- If you have an epileptic seizure, stop immediately
- Using BUPRON and contact your doctor immediately.
- Sleeping disorder
- Dry mouth
- Nausea, vomiting
- Fever, dizziness, itching, sweating, and rash on the skin
- Instability, tremor, nausea, tiredness, chest pain
- Abdominal pain or constipation
- High blood pressure
- Ears in the ears, visual disturbance
Feeling of confusion
- Difficulty in concentrating
- An irregular heart rate
- Weight loss