bupropion


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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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* Overall, the study found a statistically significant but modest increased likelihood of remission during 12 weeks of augmentation treatment with aripiprazole, compared with switching to bupropion monotherapy.
Combination treated group hesperidin (0.5 mg/kg) + bupropion (5 mg/kg) showed significant decrease in immobility period, as compared to 'hesperidin alone' (1 mg/kg) and 'bupropion alone' (10 mg/kg) treated groups (Figure 1).
The FDA approved varenicline for smoking cessation in 2006 and approved bupropion, which also is indicated to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder, in 1997.
Overall, the incidence of neuropsychiatric adverse events was similar in the bupropion (4.5%), varenicline (4.0%), nicotine patch (3.9%), and the placebo (3.7%) groups.
Despite the presence of a black-box warning about serious neuropsychiatric events in users of bupropion SR, the task force's review found no significant increase in serious psychiatric events.
The study also found that, compared to the nonabstainers, abstainers using either bupropion or varenicline experienced lower levels of sadness but, in terms of overall depressive symptoms, the varenicline group fared much better.
* Nortriptyline, which was evaluated in 6 trials, was the only antidepressant besides bupropion that was superior to placebo.
Cigarette smokers were randomized to 12 weeks of varenicline and bupropion SR or varenicline and placebo with follow-up through 52 weeks.
Bupropion is the genetic name for the brand Wellbutrin SR, marketed in the United States by GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
The current study was designed to examine the comparative efficacy of bupropion for positive and negative symptoms.