Bupron SR® is manufactured by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries in a form of sustained-release tablets, which can be taken less frequently due to a specific formulation.
Bupron SR® belongs to the group of medications called antidepressants. Its active component Bupropion Hydrochloride significantly decreases Nicotine and Tobacco addiction. It inhibits the re-uptake of a certain chemical substance in the brain called neurotransmitters (noradrenaline and dopamine) alleviating cravings and other withdrawal symptoms like restlessness, headaches, irritability, hunger, difficulty with concentration, or just feeling awful.
Bupron SR® can increase chances of success to quit smoking if the individual combines it with nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) such as nicotine patches or gum.
Bupron SR® is also known to treat HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) in females who do not suffer from depression. Bupropion Hydrochloride effectively increases libido as well as interest in engaging in sexual activity. The positive results were noticed in as early as two weeks from the start of treatment.
Bupron SR® is available in:
- 150mg Min Dosage
Take a pill of Bupron SR® orally with a full glass of water with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
Swallow Bupron SR® whole. Do not crush or chew before swallowing.
The usual dosage of Bupron SR® is 1 tablet once a day for the first 6 days, increasing on the 7-th day to 1 tablet twice a day with 8 hours interval.
Elderly people, those with any kidney or liver problems and people with a higher risk of fits should continue taking Bupron SR® once a day and not increase to twice a day.
Start taking Bupron SR® 1 to 2 weeks before you quit smoking.
Take Bupron SR® for 7 to 12 weeks after you stop smoking.
You can take it for as long as 6 months to a year.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Bupron SR® suddenly.
Missing a dose
If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of Ramitax® to compensate the missed dose.
If an overdose occurs and you are not feeling well, you should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.