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bupropion

 [bu-pro´pe-on]
a compound structurally similar to amphetamine, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as an antidepressant and as an aid in smoking cessation to reduce the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bupropion

(byo͞o-prō′pē-ŏn′)
n.
A drug, C13H18ClNO, used in its hydrochloride form for the treatment of depression and as an aid in smoking cessation. It is a weak inhibitor of norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake in the central nervous system.
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bupropion

Zyban® Psychiatry An antidepressant Side effects Dry mouth, insomnia Contraindications Seizures, bulimia
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bupropion

A drug used in the treatment of tobacco, drug and alcohol dependency. Bupropion reacts adversely with a wide range of other drugs and may induce seizures in sensitive persons. When used, a strict regime is necessary. A brand name is Zyban.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Bupropion

An antidepressant medication given to smokers for nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It is sold under the trade name Zyban.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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However, other medications like varenicline (a prescription nicotine agonist) or buproprion (a prescription antidepressant medication used as a smoking cessation aid) were less acceptable (16.6%).
Buproprion is inhibitor of DA and NA used for treating depression and inducing smoking cessation.
Excessive alcohol use can increase the risk of seizures in patients taking antidepressants such as buproprion. (34) Employ caution when prescribing bupropion to patients who have a predisposing clinical factor that increases seizure risk, such as excessive alcohol use and abrupt cessation, use of other medications that may lower seizure threshold (eg, theophylline, amphetamines, phenothiazines), and a history of head trauma.
We could determine that among patients in this study sample, the majority of SSRIs (>77.8%) and SNRIs (>70%) were being prescribed at an antidepressant dose, whereas Trazodone (SARI), Amitriptyline (Tricyclic), and Buproprion (DNRI) were less frequently prescribed at an antidepressant dose (see Table 4 for more information).
Also consider drugs with different mechanisms of action, such as lisdexamfetamine, a prodrug stimulant that the brain takes up relatively slowly; atomoxetine, which has distinct neurophysiological effects; extended-release guanfacine; omega fatty acids; buproprion; serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors; and glutamatergic agents.
5) Other Antidepressants: Buproprion (Wellbutrin) have milder side effects with less sexual side effect.
A 2007 article reports on a randomized trial looking at the use of sustained released buproprion for adolescent smoking cessation.
She had previously been prescribed buproprion and venlafaxine but these treatments were abandoned because of side-effects (mainly headache, constipation, irritability and dizziness).
In fact, buproprion and other common antidepressants also act on CYP2D6, limiting the therapeutic arsenal of treatment of depression in these patients mainly to venlafaxine and desvenlafaxine (48).
There are off-label options of testosterone, buproprion, or sildenafil citrate, but many practitioners and patients are reluctant to consider these options specifically because they are off label.
Switching options were either cognitive therapy, sertraline (another SSRI) or an AD from a different class - either buproprion or venlafaxine.
Buproprion itself is a cathinone-derivative (with a ring-substitution), and is the only cathinone derivative that carries a medical indication in the US and Europe (for depression and smoking cessation) (Prosser & Nelson 2012).