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Bupropion (Systemic)

Brand Names : Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Zyban, amfebutamone

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antidepressant
  • Smoking cessation adjunct

Bupropion (byoo-PROE-pee-on) is used to relieve mental depression and is used as part of a support program to help you stop smoking.

Bupropion is sold under different brand names for different uses. If you are already taking medicine for mental depression or to help you stop smoking, discuss this with your health care professional before taking bupropion. It is very important that you receive only one prescription for bupropion at a time .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Extended-release tablets (U.S. and Canada)
  • Tablets (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Wellbutrin
  • Wellbutrin SR
  • Zyban

In Canada -

  • Wellbutrin SR
  • Zyban

Another commonly used name is amfebutamone .


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Bupropion: Before Using

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