Depression is the continual feelings of sorrow and worthlessness and a lack of craving to appoint in formerly enjoyable activities. A depressive disorder involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It gets in the way with daily life, normal performance, and causes hurt for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her.
What is the Bupropion 150mg?
Bupropion 150mg is an antidepressant medication that can be efficiently used to manage major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. It also gained its importance to stop smoking by reducing cravings and the urge to smoke as well as counteracting withdrawal symptoms. Wellbutrin and Zyban are the well-known brands of generic medicine known as Bupropion.
How does Bupropion 150mg work?
Bupropion selectively blocks the neuronal reuptake of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. It helps to restore the balance of noradrenaline and dopamine in the brain resulting lowering of depressive effects in the brain. The increment in the level of norepinephrine may attenuate nicotine withdrawal symptoms and the increase in dopamine at neuronal sites may reduce nicotine cravings and the urge to smoke.
How can Bupropion 150mg be used?
To treat depression: Initially, a patient has to consume one tablet of Bupropion 150mg orally once a day in the morning with sufficient amount of water. The dose may be enhanced after three days up to two tablets of Bupropion 150mg daily. The maintenance dose is two tablets of Bupropion 150mg in a day.
Usual adult dose for smoking cessation: Initially, a patient has to take one tablet of Bupropion 150mg orally once a day for 3 days and increased to 150 mg orally twice a day. The maintenance dose is two tablets of Bupropion 150mg in a day.
Under what medical conditions the use of Bupropion 150mg is prohibited?
The use of Bupropion 150mg is contraindicated under certain medical conditions such as epilepsy or a seizure disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, active brain tumors, hypersensitive to Bupropion 150mg or its other components, and concurrent alcohol or benzodiazepine use or withdrawal.
What are the safety measures to be followed while using Bupropion 150mg?
- Avoid the use of Bupropion 150mg, if you have used a MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor in the past 14 days.
- If you have kidney or liver disease, then use this medicine with caution.
- Avoid the use of Bupropion 150mg to treat more than one condition at a time
- Avoid the use of Bupropion 150mg along with sedative medications or alcoholic beverages.
- If you’re a breastfeeding mother or a pregnant lady, then avoid using this medicine.
What is the undesired effects Bupropion 150mg?
A patient while using this medicine may come across some undesired effects such as dry mouth, nausea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, alteration in vision, muscle ache, sore throat, alteration in weight, and changes in appetite.
Are there any drug interactions of Bupropion 150mg?
There are some medicines that alter the efficacy of Bupropion 150mg such as Phenelzine, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, Orphenadrine, Ticlopidine, Clopidogrel Carbamazepine, Phenytoin Ritonavir, Tranylcypromine, Desipramine, Thioridazine, and Propafenone.