Wellbutrin is a medicinal prescriptive antidepressant. It directly influences the brain, as well as other nerve cells of the central nervous system. This drug is also frequently used to treat such states and diseases as Attention Deficit Disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, bipolar depression, cocaine and nicotine addiction, back pain. Wellbutrin helps to quit smoking (like Zyban). Chemically it is not unrelated to tetracyclic, tricyclic, selective serotonin inhibitors, or other antidepressants.
Wellbutrin is a tablet which must be taken orally. Usually it is to be administered one to three times a day, irrespective of previous or simultaneous food intake. The tablet of medication must not be crushed, chewed, or split. You should not stop the course of Wellbutrin without your doctor’s approval, particularly if you are used to large doses during a long period of time. Probably, your healthcare professional will require gradual decreasing of the dose. Before its full effect is felt you must administer this drug must be taken regularly, during few weeks.
Prior to taking Wellbutrin, tell your doctor if you have: kidney or liver disease, history of seizures, brain tumor, head injury, heart disease, eating disorder, alcohol or nicotine abuse, diabetes mellitus, an allergy. Inasmuch this drug affects coordination and evokes dizziness, never drive a car or operate machinery until you get used to the effects of this medication. Avoid consumption of alcohol, because the possibility of increasing the risk of seizures. Suddenly stopping of alcohol intake in the course of taking Wellbutrin may possibly increase the risk of having seizure attacks. The same concerns sudden stopping of administration of certain tranquilizers. Patients aged 65 years and more may be more sensitive to the actin of this drug. Notify your doctor if you already are pregnant or just plan to become pregnant. Besides, this medication passes into breast milk. Taking into account the potential risk to the baby, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Have a consultation your doctor before doing so.
The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible, but not in the case if it is within four hours of the next one. If the time for the next dose has come, just omit the missed dose and come back to the normal schedule. Never double your dose.
Possible Side Effects
As a rule, this drug is tolerated well. However, rarely headache, dry mouth, increased sweating, vomiting, constipation, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and blurred vision may happen. If any or some of these effects worsen or go on, notify your healthcare professional. Look for medical attention in the case of agitation, palpitations, trouble sleeping. Look for medical attention immediately in the case of dizziness, tremor, fainting, changes of mood, slow movement, trouble urinating, reduced sex drive. Very rarely, but to be reported without delay: mental problems, seizures, fever, muscle ache, yellowing of skin or eyes. In the presence of an allergic reaction seek medical care immediately. Besides, the symptoms may include rash, trouble breathing, irritation, swelling, severe dizziness. In the case of any of the abovementioned, contact you doctor promptly.
Store the medication at the room temperature, from 20 to 25°C, in a close-fitting original container.
In the case of an overdose suspected seek emergency medical attention. The symptoms of an overdose include hallucinations, seizures, weakness, loss of consciousness, fast heartbeat, heart attack.
When you suddenly rise from a sitting or lying position, dizziness may be more likely. Therefore, you must rise slowly to avoid dizziness and a potential fall. Big amounts of this medicine can increase the hazard of a seizure. Limit the caffeine consumption while taking this drug.
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Wellbutrin (also known as bupropion) is the fourth of the US’s most prescribed antidepressants. The major difference between this and other commonly prescribed drugs lies in its primary mechanism of pharmacological action.
The medical use of Wellbutrin is mainly connected with clinical depression treatment. Bupropion’s efficacy was proved during the latest clinical research. The analysis of its pharmacological action confirmed the equivalency of Wellbutrin and other widely prescribed antidepressants, including Prozac and Zoloft. Though being efficient, Wellbutrin is more often used as an additional medication to SSRIs.
Smoking cessation is among other extremely important ways of this drug’s medical use. Wellbutrin performs the action of a nicotinic receptor antagonist and therefore reduces the urge to smoking nearly doubling the patient’s chances to quit. Withdrawal symptoms and nicotine cravings are also notably relieved due to its use.
Bupropion causes no sexual dysfunction or any noteworthy weight increase and is also found effective for the medication of obesity, anxiety and some other disorders.
Please consider the drug’s adverse effects and contraindications.
Prescription to use Wellbutrin
Do not take drugs more often than prescribed. Start the application Wellbutrin with scrutiny instruction. Consult your doctor about the dose and frequency of drug administration. Your response to the drug and yourself condition are depends on your dose. Wellbutrin usually taking two times a day without food. But if you prone to vomiting, taking it with a food. So try to avoid the usage of Wellbutrin before bedtime. Taking this drug may be caused problems with the sleep. Your medicine dose should be increased gradually, to avoid the insomnia effect. Usually 300-400 mg per day is a maximal dose. Not recommended interrupt this medicine without notifying of your doctor. Apply it regularly at the same time. It may pass about 4 weeks, before you get noticeable changes. If you are improving or getting worse, always consult your physician.
Warnings and Wellbutrin side effects.
The use of Wellbutrin may be due to side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, insomnia, increased sweating, muscle and joint pain, throat, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, abdominal pain, headache and loss of appetite.
Please inform your doctor immediately in any case of deterioration or adverse effects. Seek a medical attention if you experience severe allergic reactions. You should be aware that your doctor has prescribed Wellbutrin for and taking it you will get a greater benefit than risk from side effects.