Working in the brains, Wellbutrin SR treats depression, but it is not known exactly how Wellbutrin SR works as an antidepressant.
You should take Wellbutrin SR as your doctor prescribed. You should also carefully read the medicine instruction for exact dosing.
If you forget to take a dose of Wellbutrin SR talk to your doctor immediately.
You should take Wellbutrin SR by mouth during meal or after it.
- Do not chew, crush or break Wellbutrin SR before swallowing, take it whole.
- If your symptoms do not improve, do not stop to take medicine without your doctor checking. It can take several weeks for improvement the symptoms.
- You should take medicine at the same time each day not less than 6 hours between two doses unless otherwise is directed by your doctor. It decreases the risk of seizures while receiving Wellbutrin SR.
- Do not miss a dose or stop taking Wellbutrin SR if you feel better.
If you forget to take a scheduled dose of Wellbutrin SR, you should take as soon as you remember. If it is a time for your next dose, do not take two doses at one time, just skip the missed dose and come back to the regular schedule.
Wellbutrin SR must be stored at 25 C, also allowed a short storage between 15-30 C. Keep it away from light, heat or moisture, away from children and pets. Do not keep it in your bathroom.
Wellbutrin SR Safety information
You should not use Wellbutrin SR in case if:
- you have allergic reactions to any ingredients of Wellbutrin SR.
- you had diseases of eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or seizures such as epilepsy or you take at the same time some other medicine with Bupropion.
- you stop using sedatives or alcohol (benzodiazepines) after long-time using.
If you had such diseases ask your doctor about taking Wellbutrin SR.
It is important to know before you start taking Wellbutrin SR:
- Taking Wellbutrin SR, first find out how you react on it before driving or doing some other unsafe tasks.
- If you have troubles with sleeping it means you take Wellbutrin SR too close to your bed time. Your doctor may change your dose time in this case.
- While taking Wellbutrin SR you should not take stimulants, diet pills, decongestatnts (pseudoephedrine) without permission of your doctor. These medicine can increase the risk of seizures.
- You should absolutely follow your doctor prescribed program, that may include as counsel to change your behavior as other support services such as stop smoking.
- If you want to use the nicotine skin patches with Wellbutrin SR you should ask your doctor first. If you use these two medicines together, it may increase the risk of raising your blood pressure. Even if you already use the nicotine skin patch you should regularly check your blood pressure.
- Correspondingly you should not smoke while using Wellbutrin SR especially using the nicotine skin patch or other similar products.
- If you stop smoking after a long time using, it may change certain amount of medicine in you blood such as theophylline, warfarin. Ask your doctor about all medicines you take.
- While taking Wellbutrin SR do not take some other depressant such as Wellbutrin or similar Bupropions as they may consist the same ingredients. Ask your doctor any questions about it.
- Elderly people may be more sensitive to the ingredients of Wellbutrin SR, they must use it very carefully.
- Before using Wellbutrin SR in pregnancy or nursing discuss with your doctor all the risks because of finding the Wellbutrin SR in breast milk.
Wellbutrin SR Side effects
If you find some side effects such as headache, tiredness or weakness, constipation, dizziness, indigestion, nausea and vomiting - consult with your doctor.
If you have these side effects: allergic reactions (itching, difficulty breathing, swelling), changes in behavior, pain in your chest, cough, confusion or depression, swelling of hands and feet, fainting and hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, mental and mood changes - immediately contact with your doctor about further taking the medicine.
Use Wellbutrin SR only if it is prescribed to you by your doctor. Do not give it to other people.