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What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

Wellbutrin OD: Supportive plus sedatives to prevent seizures.

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Wellbutrin (Definition)

Wellbutrin (buproprion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant/anxiolytic that works by inhibiting neuronal uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine (aminoketone). It is also used for impulsivity as seen in adhd and smoking. Common side effects include xerostomia (dry mouth), headache, agitation, nausea, dizziness, constipation, tremor, diaphoresis, abnormal ...Read more


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What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

Wellbutrin OD: Supportive plus sedatives to prevent seizures.

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Anyone have a wellbutrin overdose?

Anyone have a wellbutrin 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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Worried about wellbutrin overdose?

Worried about wellbutrin overdose?

Talk to Doctor: Wellbutrin, 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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What are the tests for wellbutrin overdose?

What are the tests for wellbutrin overdose?

Blood test: Wellbutrin will show up on special blood tests which look specifically for wellbutrin. This testing will show the amount of wellbutrin 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 wellbutrin 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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Whats the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

Whats the difference between  bupropion sr and  bupropion xl?

A small Diff.: The xl form lasts longer than the sr. This means it is less likely to make you anxious but it may last long enough to keep you up. I prescribe the xl whenever possible. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: bupropion?

Bupropion: Also called wellbutrin 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, & elevate blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does it make bupropion 300mg XL ineffective if you cut it in half?

Does it make bupropion 300mg XL ineffective if you cut it in half?

Don't do it (please): Please don't do that. It will turn it from an extended release to an immediate release tablet. That is too high for a single dose of immediate release. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin 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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Zyban (Definition)

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