Nicotine addiction is a problem of the modern world. There were times when smoking was an indicator of status, but now people are trying to get rid of it. Not everyone is lucky to do it at once. And some smokers have to resort to the use of drugs, one of which is bupropion.
Bupropion is the active ingredient of drugs, such as Ziban, Wellbutrin, Voxr, Budeprion, Aplenzin. There is also a drug that bears the same name as the substance itself. This drug has a slight anesthetic effect during a contact with mucous membrane of the mouth. The pills produce white or blue, bitter. One tablet may contain 75, 100, or even 150 mg of the substance. It can be further divided in half or easily dissolved in water.
The history of creation
Bupropion was developed and received a patent in the USA in the 70-ies of XX century. In the 80’s, it came to the US market, where it was successfully used as an antidepressant in doses of 400 — 600 mg per day. However, it was observed that this dose increases the risk of epileptic seizures because the drug was withdrawn from the market.
It was later determined that the seizures depended on doses of the drug. Bupropion went back on the market with the recommendations of not more than 450 mg per day.
The effect of bupropion on the body
The drug belongs to the group of antidepressants, chemical class of psychoanaleptics. Its therapeutic effect is due to the fact that it directly affects the psychological desire of the patient. Due to the antidepressant effect there is a decrease of the discomfort that is associated with quitting smoking. Bupropion has shown high effectiveness in anti-Smoking therapy, as evidenced by the positive reviews. If you decide to buy this drug, then you’ll need the instruction to it.
The instruction for use
Bupropion is indicated for the treatment nicotine dependence as a primary or auxiliary means.
It is a rare antidepressant that does not cause sexual dysfunction. It has been used successfully by many psychiatrists for the treatment of such disorders.
Also one of the possible applications of bupropion may be the treatment of obesity. This is possible by reducing desire for food and decrease of appetite.
It is used to treat depression and anxiety.
The drug is effective against attention deficit disorder (add) and hyperactivity.
The drug should not be taken in the following cases:
patients with seizures of any origin or epilepsy;
children under 18 years of age;
pregnancy or breast-feeding;
patients with diabetes mellitus;
people with chronic diseases of the liver and kidneys;
patients with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases;
patients severe allergic reactions;
patients with cancer and autoimmune reactions.
Interaction with other drugs
Bupropion is incompatible with the reception of the following medicines:
glucocorticoids, even in cases of outdoor use;
antibiotics of Ceftriaxone group;
drugs for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease;
hypoglycemic agents, including insulin.
Method of application
The scheme of treatment with bupropion is as follows. You should take 150 mg of the drug for six days in one reception. The reception of bupropion does not depend on food intake. After and before the end of treatment, you need to take 150 mg twice a day. All treatment lasts 7 weeks. Smoking must be stopped in the middle of the second week.
Bupropion causes typical side effects for its group of medicines:
sleepy or excited state;
trembling of the extremities;
loss of appetite;
Often these phenomena do not require further adjustment. If they progress and last longer than a week, you should inform the doctor.
The reception of bupropion does not exclude smoking. Moreover, if you buy the drug and start the treatment with smoking, the efficacy will grow in this case.
The dosage, which is specified in the treatment plan, is standard and cannot be changed. If there is a need to adjust the dose of the drug, it can be done only by a doctor.