Wellbutrin SR is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The Zyban brand of bupropion is used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects. It may work by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (dopamine, norepinephrine) in the brain.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: Skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not use two doses at one time.
Q: What should I avoid while taking bupropion?
A: Drinking alcohol with Wellbutrin SR may increase your risk of seizures. If you drink alcohol regularly, talk with your doctor before changing the amount you drink. This medicine can also cause seizures in a regular drinker who suddenly stops drinking at the start of treatment with this medicine. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how Wellbutrin SR will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.