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A 40-year-old male asked:

Just started bupropion hcl 150mgxl.confused about alcohol.it says dont stop drinking abruptly, also avoid alcohol.can i have occasional glass or zero?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Carefull if Drinking: You may have an occasional glass of alcohol and it may be ok.But before you do that see what effect does Bpropion has on you.Alcohol and Bupoprion are both Central Nervous System active compounds and combining them may lead to unwanted effects.Buprpion may potentiate the effects of alcohol and may increase depression symptoms That is why you are advised not to drink alcohol.

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Last updated Jan 4, 2017

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