Bupropion SR 150 Fact Sheet
Start taking this medication 7 days prior to your quit date.
Before Using Bupropion SR 150
Tell your doctor about medical conditions including if you:
- Currently use a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor.
- Currently use bupropion in any other form.
- Have a history of seizures.
- Have a history of eating disorders.
How to Use Bupropion SR 150
- For the first 3 days, take one pill each morning.
- Starting on day 4, take one pill in the morning; after at least 8 hours go by, take a second pill in the late afternoon. Do this each day from day 4 to day 63.
- If you forget to take a pill, do not take 2 pills to "make up" for missing a dose.
- Do not take more than two pills in less than 8 hours. Be sure to wait at least 8 hours after your first pill (your morning pill) before taking your second pill.
- Do not use alcohol or other sedatives excessively.
- Keep away from children and pets
- Store away from heat, direct light and moisture
Possible Side Effects While Using this Medication
Call your doctor right away if you notice this side effect:
- If you are experiencing an allergic reaction with symptoms of skin rash, hives, chest pain, swelling, or shortness of breath.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Trouble sleeping (avoid taking your medicine too close to bedtime)
- Dry mouth
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
The FDA on July 1, 2009 added a warning to use caution prescribing bupropion for patients with pre-existing psychiatric conditions. If you experience any new or different psychological symptoms, please stop the medication and contact your doctor.
YOU ARE URGED TO NOTIFY YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN REGARDING STARTING THIS NEW MEDICATION.
The information presented is intended for general information and educational purposes. It is not intended to replace the advice of your health care provider. Contact your health care provider if you believe you have a health problem.