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Bupropion Hydrochloride Wellbutrin, Zyban Adult

Bupropion - Dosage and How to Use

How should Bupropion be used?

Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the medicine label or as advised by the pharmacist.

Bupropion may be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole; do not chew, crush or break the tablet. If you are taking Bupropion twice a day, ensure that there is at least 8 hours between the two doses.


Where this medicine is being used to improve your mood:

-This medicine may not have an effect immediately. It may take up to a few weeks before this medicine can exert its full effects. Continue taking it regularly to benefit from it.

-Do not stop taking this medicine even after you feel better. Your symptoms may return if this medicine is stopped too early. Check with your doctor on the duration of treatment that is suitable for you.


Where this medicine is being used to stop smoking:

-It may be used in combination with other nicotine replacement products at the same time. Discuss the options with your doctor or pharmacist.

-Do not smoke while taking this medicine.

-If you do not successfully stop smoking with this medicine, consult your doctor for alternatives.


 Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly or change the dose without consulting your doctor. You may experience unpleasant side effects if this medicine is stopped suddenly.

 Avoid taking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at your usual timing.

Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What should I do if I overdose?

​In the event that you take more medicine than prescribed by your doctor, immediately consult a doctor.

Bupropion - Additional Information

​What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicine?

  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medicine as well
  • Do not share your medicines with others
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicines


  • Tags: Bupropion Hydrochloride
  • Updated on Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Article contributed by Changi General Hospital Changi General Hospital

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