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When to take Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin is prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Major Depression includes a serious and relatively persistent depressed or dysphoric mood that frequently interferes with daily functioning, that last nearly every day for at least 2 weeks. Clinical studies have agreed the efficacy of bupropion for clinical depression. Comparative clinical studies demonstrated the efficiency of bupropion as antidepressant.

A physician who prescribe Wellbutrin for a patient first episode of depression should be carefull because the drug may cause generalized seizures in a dose-dependent manner. Do not use bupropion to treat more than one condition at a time.

The physician who choose to prescribe Wellbutrin for long periods should periodically evaluate the usefulness of the drug for the patient. Effectiveness of Wellbutrin in long-term use, has not been systematically evaluated.

Be carefull when you take Wellbutrin. If you used a medication like a phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect) or an monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), selegiline (Eldepryl), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days, do not start on Wellbutrin.

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking bupropion because alcohol can increase the risk of a seizures.

Do not take Zyban to quit smoking, if you take Wellbutrin for depression because too much of this medicine can increase the risk of a seizure. If you take Zyban to help you stop smoking and you are having trouble quitting after you have used it for at least 7 weeks, talk to your doctor.

Do not start a new treatment without consulting a doctor. There are many other drugs that can interact with Wellbutrin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and medications you use that includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and other drugs prescribed by other doctors.