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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.

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.

bupropion

Zyban® Psychiatry An antidepressant Side effects Dry mouth, insomnia Contraindications Seizures, bulimia

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.

Bupropion

An antidepressant medication given to smokers for nicotine withdrawal symptoms. It is sold under the trade name Zyban.
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Annual sales of Wellbutrin SR 100mg and 200mg and the generic equivalent in that strength in the United States was USD115 million for the 12 months ending March 2010 according to IMS Health data.The addition of the 100mg and 200mg Bupropion HCl SR complements Actavis already approved and marketed Bupropion HCl SR 150mg.
Glaxo said generic versions of Wellbutrin SR and Paxil IR had cost it over pounds 1.2 billion in lost sales in the first nine months of its financial year.
Drugs with significant potential that are having generic equivalents hit the market are: Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 * (birth control) Ortho Tri-Clyclen * (birth control) Accupril (blood pressure) Nolvadex (breast cancer) Topamax (anti-convulsant) Glucophage XR (diabetes) Monopril (blood pressure) Remeron (antidepressant) Alphagan (glaucoma) Serzone (antidepressant) Glucovance (diabetes) Glucotrol XL (diabetes) Wellbutrin SR (antidepressant) Zyban (smoking cessation) Neurontin (anti-convulsant) Tiazac (blood pressure) Prozac (antidepressant) Prilosec (gastritis)
Those agents include fluvoxamine (Luvox), bupropion (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Zyban), venlafaxine (Effexor, Effexor XR), and nefazodone (Serzone).
GlaxoSmithKline dropped 16p to 1250p on fears that its antidepressant Wellbutrin SR could face US competition.
Drug Dosage Cost/Day venlafaxine 75-225 mg/day $2.61 (Effexor-XR) (150 mg) (*) (Effexor, Effexor-XR) mirtazapine 15-45 mg/day $2.61 (Remeron) (30 mg) (*) nefazodone 300-600 mg/day $2.70 (Serzone) (500 mg) (**) bupropion 300-450 mg/day $4.48 (Wellbutrin, (Wellbutrin) (400 mg) (*) Wellbutrin SR) Drug Comment (+) venlafaxine Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
The first, Wellbutrin SR, is a buproprion hydrochloride extended-release tablet marketed by Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
The company said the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) approved Bupropion HCl extended-release tablets, USP (SR) in 100 mg, 150 mg and 200 mg in the US is the therapeutic equivalent generic version of Wellbutrin SR (bupropion HCl) Sustained-Release Tablets.
* Other non-neurotropic drugs: isotretinoin (Accutane--used to treat acne), cyclosporine (Grengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune, Sangcya--used to treat organ rejection, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis), mefloquine (Larium--used to prevent and treat malaria), trihexyphenidyl (Artane--used to treat tremors and symptoms of Parkinson's disease), hepatitis B vaccine, and the atypical antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban, Budeprion--used to treat depression, seasonal affective disorder, and to promote smoking cessation).
We looked at popular culture first by doing Google searches for "Wellbutrin snort" and "snorting Wellbutrin." Some Web sites describe the effects of snorting bupropion (www.erowid.org/experiences/exp.php?ID=9266) and some give advice on extracting bupropion from Wellbutrin SR tablets for the purpose of insufflation (http://bupropion.home.comcast.net).
Drug Dosage Cost/Day venlafaxine 75-225 mg/day $2.61 (Effexor, (Effexor-XR) (150 mg) (*) Effexor-XR) mirtazapine 15-45 mg/day $2.61 (Remeron) (30 mg) (*) nefazodone 300-600 mg/day $2.70 (Serzone) (500 mg) (**) bupropion 300-450 mg/day $4.48 (Wellbutrin, (Wellbutrin) (400 mg) (*) Wellbutrin SR) Drug Comment (+) venlafaxine Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.
The study lasted 8 weeks and was partially funded by Glaxo-Wellcome, the maker of sustained-release bupropion, which is marketed as Wellbutrin SR for depression and as Zyban for smoking cessation.