Bupron SR



Drug Description

Bupron is an antidepressant used for the treatment of depressive disorders. This drug is approved by Food and Drug Administration and acts by balancing the brain chemicals called dopamine and norepinephrine. Bupron restores the chemical balance of the brain neurotransmitters. This drug belongs to the group of aminoketones (the compounds including both ketone group and amine).

The use of Bupron

Bupron is mainly used for the treatment of depression and smoking cessation. The medicine is powerful in reducing nicotine cravings and is equal to the nicotine replacement therapy.
Bupron differs from the other Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) by its high functionality. Apart from depression, Bupron is also used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and seasonal affective disorder (it is a kind of related to change of season) that usually happens in winter. Bupron is contraindicated to the patients with epilepsy, as this state can lower the seizure threshold.
Therefore, you should start taking Bupron only after consulting the doctor who can explain you how to use this medicine properly.

How should you take Bupron?

Bupron is available in various forms, such as 75mg and 100mg tablet, sustained-release and extended-release pills the dosages of 150mg 300mg. The initial dosage of this drug must be 200mg, divided into 2 intakes.
The maximum dosage of this drug is 450mg a day. The dosage of this drug must be increased gradually to decrease the risk of seizures. The extended-release pill must be taken only once a day, as its effect lasts for 24 hours.
You should take the drug with an interval of at least 8 hours. Avoid taking the drug right before going to bed. The generic version of this drug is sold in the same dosages.
The overdose of this medicine can cause seizures. Therefore, you should talk to the doctor about the proper dosage before starting the treatment with Bupron.

Adverse effects

Such adverse effects as confusion, hallucination and delirium may occur at the initial stage of treatment and disappear as the dosage is reduced.
However, you must seek immediate medical assistance, in case of such adverse effects as breast pain, breathing problems or seizures. Adverse effects may be caused by to the use of fake meds.

Drug interactions

Bupron interacts with a lot of medicines (for example, diazepam, paroxetine and fluoxetine and certain monoamine oxidase inhibitors).