It is an antidepressant medicine used for the treatment of major depressive disorders and seasonal affective disorders. The medication might also be used in some case for helping people quit smoking, through the reduction of the craving for nicotine.
Composition of Bupron SR
Bupron SR which contains bupropion hydrochloride as an active ingredient belongs to the aminoketone class of drugs. This drug is related to phenylethylamines, with a molecular formula of C13H18ClNO•HCl and molecular weight of 276.2. Bupropion hydrochloride happens to be a white coloured, crystalline powder which is highly soluble in water. It has a bit of a bitter taste and is available in strengths of 100 milligram (blue), 150 milligram (purple), and 200 milligram (light pink) sustained-release, film-coated tablets. Along with the following, the inactive ingredients in case of Bupron SR are- carnauba wax, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, cysteine hydrochloride, microcrystalline cellulose, polysorbate 80, polyethylene glycol & titanium dioxide. The 100 milligram tablet additionally contains FD& C Blue Number 1 Aluminum Lake, the 150 milligram tablet additionally contains FD& C Blue Number 2 Lake and FD& C Red Number 40 Lake & the 200 milligram tablet additionally contains FD& C Red Number 40 Lake.
Uses of Bupron SR
Bupron SR is used for the purpose of treatment of depression. It is used for the purpose of improvement of the mood and creating the feeling of well being in case of one. It typically works by restoring the equilibrium of certain naturally occurring substances in the brain like dopamine or norepinephrine.
This medication can be used for the treatment of ADHD in people along with helping people quit smoking by reducing the cravings for nicotine, without giving those withdrawal symptoms. It might also be used for the treatment of bipolar disorder or for preventing the seasonal affective disorder. This medication is useful for the treatment of anxiety in people suffering from depression
Side Effects of Bupron SR
In case of Bupron SR, the following are the severe side effects which one might experience after consumption of the medication-
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat
- mood or behavioral changes
- panic attacks
- trouble in sleeping
- The feeling of impulsiveness, irritability, being agitated, being hostile, aggressiveness, restlessness, hyperactivity (physically or mentally)
- Getting more depressed
- Thoughts of suicide or hurting self
- Seizure (convulsions)
- Fast heartbeats
- Fever, swollen glands
- rash or itching
- Joint pain
- Overall kind of an ill feeling
- Confusion, trouble in concentrating
- unusual thoughts or unusual behavior
- severe skin reaction
- Sore throat
- swelling on the face or the tongue
- Burning in the eyes
- Skin pain, which might be trailed by a purple or a red coloured skin rash which spreads on the body (especially on the face or the upper body) & causes blistering & peeling.
In case of Bupron SR, the following are the common side effects which one might experience after consumption of the medication-
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of any interest in sex
- Sore throat
- Mild Muscle pain
- Mild itching or some kind of rashes on the skin
- Increased sweating or urination
- Changes in the appetite
Contraindications of Bupron SR
One should not use Bupron SR if he/ she is:
- allergic to bupropion hydrochloride or any other ingredients
- has some epilepsy or some kind of seizure disorder
- is beingtreated with an MAO inhibitor within last 14 days
- Has some eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia
- Has suddenly stopped alcohol or seizure medications
Pregnancy and Bupron SR
Bupron SR is a pregnancy class C drug, which means it is not known if it would cause some harm to the baby or not. Hence a doctor needs to be informed by one, when they wish to get pregnant or are already pregnant. Bupron SR might pass into the breast milk and hence it should be avoided when a baby is being nursed.
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