General English name: Bupropion
Application: Help to quit addiction
Bupropion Drug Information
Drug Information: Nicotine is a drug that is inhaled from tobacco, enters the bloodstream and stimulates the brain. Most smokers become addicted to nicotine. Even if you want to quit smoking, you can hardly succeed, because it is very difficult to quit nicotine addiction. In such cases, you can get help from medicine. Quitting smoking in a smoker reduces some of the brain’s chemicals. This leads to withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, anxiety, irritability and other withdrawal symptoms. Bupropion alters the levels of some of these chemicals, thereby relieving withdrawal symptoms.
Bupropion is an antidepressant drug that also reduces the desire of people to smoke. This medicine does not make you quit smoking. You need to have a strong will to succeed, and in addition to this strong will, this medicine will also help you quit smoking more easily. The dose of bupropion is determined by your doctor or nurse and you should use this medicine under the supervision of a doctor.
Contraindications to the use of Bupropion
Pay attention to the expiration date of bupropion and do not take it if it has expired.
Never give bupropion to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more bupropion than your doctor prescribes.
Check for bupropion drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Bupropion drug interactions
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking Bupropion
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking bupropion:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you are under 18 or over 65 years old.
- If you have any liver disease or kidney problems.
- If you have diabetes.
- If for any reason you are at risk for seizures.
- If you have an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.
- If you have bipolar disorder.
- If you are addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
- If you have been told you have a brain or spinal cord tumor or have a history of serious head injuries.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Possible side effects of Bupropion
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of continuous occurrence of any side effects, the physician should be informed:
Sleep problems, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, headache, dry mouth, feeling sick, constipation, upset stomach, mood swings, changes in taste and taste of everything, chills, itchy rash, sweating, high temperature ( Fever)
Important Note: If you experience depression or destructive thoughts, see your doctor immediately, as depression can be a sign of nicotine withdrawal or the result of bupropion.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to bupropion.
How to store Bupropion
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.