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Wellbutrin XL Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bupropion (Wellbutrin XL)?
- What are the possible side effects of bupropion?
- What is the most important information I should know about bupropion?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking bupropion?
- How should I take bupropion?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking bupropion?
- What other drugs will affect bupropion?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of bupropion can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include muscle stiffness, hallucinations, fast or uneven heartbeat, shallow breathing, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking bupropion?
Drinking alcohol may increase your risk of seizures. If you drink alcohol regularly, talk with your doctor before changing the amount you drink. Bupropion can cause seizures in people who drink a lot of alcohol and then suddenly quit drinking. when they start using the medication.
Avoid using bupropion to treat more than one condition at a time. If you take Wellbutrin for depression, do not also take Zyban to quit smoking. Too much of this medicine can increase your risk of a seizure.
Bupropion may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect bupropion?
Many drugs can interact with bupropion. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- medication used to prevent blood clots, such as clopidogrel (Plavix) or ticlopidine (Ticlid), tirofiban (Aggrastat);
- cancer medicine such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar), doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Doxil), irinotecan (Camptosar), or thiotepa (Thioplex);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin), flecainide (Tambocor), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propafenone (Rythmol), propranolol (Inderal), and others; or
- HIV or AIDS medications such as efavirenz (Atripla, Sustiva) or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).
- any other antidepressant, or a medicine to treat a psychiatric disorder;
- antihistamines that make you sleepy;
- asthma medications or bronchodilators;
- birth control pills or hormone replacement estrogens;
- bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan, Urotrol);
- antibiotics such as cefdinir (Omnicef), cephalexin (Keflex), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin), penicillin, and others;
- diet pills, a stimulant, or ADHD medication such as Adderall or Ritalin;
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- medication for nausea, vomiting, or motion sickness;
- medications to treat or prevent malaria;
- medicines to treat Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, or pituitary gland tumor (prolactinoma);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- narcotic pain medication;
- a sedative such as diazepam (Valium), and others;
- a steroid such as prednisone, and others;
- street drugs such as "speed" or cocaine;
- theophylline (Theo-Dur, Slo-Bid, Bronkodyl Theolair, Respbid); or
- ulcer or irritable bowel medications.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about bupropion.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Wellbutrin XL FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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