Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL)
What is Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL) used for?
Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL) is an antidepressant. It is effective in helping to improve feelings of well-being, as well as treating seasonal affective disorder. This drug works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain, known as neurotransmitters. It is sometimes used to help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to help certain people quit smoking by reducing the withdrawal symptoms of nicotine.
How should I use Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL) ?
Adult patients are sometimes directed to take Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL) tablets three times daily, at 6 hour intervals. However, it is important to note that the exact dosage depends on the condition being treated. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to them. You should never exceed 450mg per day. If you exceed the recommended dose, there is an increased risk of seizures. It is common for physicians to prescribe low dosages at first, and to gradually increase the dosage over a period of time. It should be noted that this drug often takes up to 4 weeks for the full benefits to be felt by the patient.
What are the side effects of Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL) ?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL) include:
Other side effects such as joint aches or sore throat may occur. Consult your physician immediately if any of the above listed side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice changes in hearing, fainting, chest pain, tremors, changes in the amount of urine, hallucinations or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Bupron SR (Bupropion HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should not be used by patients who suffer from eating disorders or who have ever suffered from seizures.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.