Bupron is an antidepressant that is used in the treatment of disorders related to depression. It is an FDA approved pill and it works by balancing the dopamine and norepinephrine that are found in the brain. It regulates the chemical imbalances of the neurotransmitters in the brain. The medicine belongs to a class of amino ketone (compounds containing both ketone group and an amine) drugs.
What is Bupron used for?
Bupron is majorly utilized to treat depression and help people to discontinue smoking. The drug is powerful in reducing nicotine cravings and is equally comparable to nicotine replacement therapy.
Due to its functionality the medicine differs from other Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). Alongside depression, Bupron is also prescribed to aid in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The drug is also used in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (mood depression that occurs at the same time every year) that typically occurs in winter. Bupron is strictly not advised to be taken by individuals with epilepsy because this condition lowers the seizure threshold.
Thus it is more suitable take bupron only after seeking the help of medical expert who provides clear guidelines on usage regimen of the medicine.
How to take Bupron?
Bupron pill is available in different formulations which are normal 75mg and 100mg tablet, sustained released tablet and also as an extended released tablet in 150mg and 300mg dosages. The initial recommended dose of this pill is 200mg that can be taken as 2 doses.
The maximum dosage of this pill is 450mg a day. The dosage strength of this pill has to be increased in a gradual manner to reduce the risk of seizures. The extended release tablet has to be taken only once a day as its effect will last for the whole day.
An individual is supposed to maintain a time gap of at least 8 hours between 2 doses and it is not advised to take the medicine right before sleeping. The generic making of this pill is also available in the same dosages.
When the medicine is overdosed it is found that an individual taking this medication experiences seizures. Hence it is always advised to get prescribed Bupron upon consulting an authorized physician to be clear with the dosing schedule.
Side effects like confusion, hallucination and delusion may happen in the initial stage and may diminish if the dosage is reduced.
But one should seek the help of a medical expert if side effects like chest pain, difficulty in breathing or epileptic seizures occur. Side effects may also result due to the consumption of counterfeit drugs.
Interactions with other drugs
Bupron medicine interacts with many drugs. Some of them are diazepam, paroxetine and fluoxetine. Care has to be taken when the medicine is administered together with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI).