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What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) OD: Supportive plus sedatives to prevent seizures.

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


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Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Talk to Doctor: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) like any other medication, can be overdosed. You need to counsel with the prescribing physician. He/she will give the information you need to understand your dosage. ...Read more

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Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Not sure of question: Bupropion is used to treat depression & nicotine dependence. Works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. Because it is activating it is useful for patients with lethargic depression. Bupropion is not associated with weight gain or sexual problems. Overdoses are associated with an increased risk of seizures, changes in heart rate, fever, and breathing. Overdoses may cause coma & death. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

What are the tests for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Blood test: Wellbutrin (bupropion) will show up on special blood tests which look specifically for wellbutrin (bupropion). This testing will show the amount of wellbutrin (bupropion) in your system, so doctors will be able to tell if it’s consistent with normal prescription use or is at a harmful level. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) OD: Supportive plus sedatives to prevent seizures.

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What is the treatment for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Tx will vary: If recent, pumping the stomach or with certain medications. Also treating symptoms occurring as a result of the overdose (iv fluids, medications to control an irregular heart rhythm or seizures, breathing tube to help breathing, closely monitor heart and lungs). If an overdose occurs, intentional or accidental, call your doctor or 911. May also contact the poison control center 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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Is zyban (bupropion) effective?

Quitting tobacco: Zyban (bupropion) is effective for many patients in treating nicotine dependence. It often will reduce cravings. However, like in many other substance disorders, the best results/greatest chance of success comes with a psychosocial support group as part of the treatment, since many behaviors, ways of thinking, and similar issues are critically important in stopping and remaining off of tobacco. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

Depends.: That would depend on what the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is prescribed to treat. Wellbutrin (bupropion) sustained release would generally be used to treat depression, however it is also used for smoking cessation (zyban) and off label for adhd and substance use disorders. We also add it to other antidepressants to try and reverse sexual dysfunction. 100 mgs daily would be the lowest dose of that form of the medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Major depression: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used for the management of major depression and seasonal affective disorder (depression that occurs primarily during the fall and winter). Interestingly, it can also be used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other symptoms of withdrawal. Do not take if you have seizures or an eating disorder or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol or sedatives. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Zyban (Definition)

Zyban is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more