Wellbutrin, or Bupropion, is an antidepressant, and a stop smoking adjunct that is used to relieve mental depression or as one part of a program to help you stop smoking.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and never stop taking Wellbutrin without discussing it with your doctor first.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: agitation; anxiety; buzzing or ringing in ears; severe headache; skin rash, hives, or itching; confusion; extreme distrust; fainting; false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts; hallucinations; seizures, especially with higher doses; trouble in concentrating; actions that are out of control; anger; assault; attack; being impulsive; chest pain or discomfort; fast or pounding heartbeat; force; inability to sit still; irritability; need to keep moving; nervousness; restlessness; sweating; talking, feeling, and acting with excitement.
WELLBUTRIN (bupropion hydrochloride), an antidepressant of the aminoketone class, is chemically unrelated to tricyclic, tetracyclic, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor, or other known antidepressant agents. Its structure closely resembles that of diethylpropion; it is related to phenylethylamines. It is designated as (±)-1-(3-chlorophenyl)-2- [(1,1-dimethylethyl)amino]-1- propanone hydrochloride. The molecular weight is 276.2. The empirical formula is C13H18ClNO· HCl. Bupropion hydrochloride powder is white, crystalline, and highly soluble in water. It has a bitter taste and produces the sensation of local anesthesia on the oral mucosa. WELLBUTRIN is supplied for oral administration as 75-mg (yellow-gold) and 100-mg (red) film-coated tablets. Each tablet contains the labeled amount of bupropion hydrochloride and the inactive ingredients: 75-mg tablet – D&C Yellow No. 10 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, talc, and titanium dioxide; 100-mg tablet – FD&C Red No. 40 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, talc, and titanium dioxide.
Wellbutrin has the following structural formula: