Discussions that mention bupropion

Smoking Cessation board


The straight scoop:

"Bupropion SR is the first non-nicotine medication shown to be effective for smoking cessation and approved by the FDA for that use. Its mechanism of action is presumed to be mediated by its capacity to block neural re-uptake of dopamine and/or norepinephrine. It is contraindicated in patients with a seizure disorder, a current or prior diagnosis of bulimia or anorexia nervosa, use of a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor within the previous 14 days, or in patients on another medication that contains bupropion. Bupropion SR can be used in combination with nicotine replacement therapies. Bupropion SR is available exclusively as a prescription medication both WITH AN INDICATION FOR SMOKING CESSATION (ZYBAN) AND AN INDICATION FOR DEPRESSION (WELLBUTRIN) [emphasis mine]"
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