Bupropion is a generic form of the brand name Wellbutrin. It is an Antidepressant. It is used in the treatment of Depression and other mental / mood disorders. Zyban brand of bupropion is also helpful in smoking cessation. It is very helpful to quit smoking. It does not show much sexual side effects as compared to other antidepressants. It is also used in some other purposes which is not listed in the medication guide. It is available as oral tablets. Some other Brands of Bupropion are Zyban , Wellbutrin XL, Wellbutrin SR , etc.
Its working is not yet understood completely. It is a complex action. In smoking cessation, it binds the receptor at which nicotine normally binds. It is said to be antagonist at nicotinic receptors. Thus, reduces craving to smoking. By using for a prescribed period, patient quit the habit of smoking.
One should take precaution, as it may be not suitable in some people with certain condition like ,
Take medicine as and when prescribed by doctor. Swallow it with water or other liquid without breaking or chewing it. Do not change the quantity without doctor’s permission. In case of smoking cessation, nicotine patches or gum can be used to overcome the eagerness of smoking. One should not take over dose of Bupropion as it can be fatal . One should avoid drinking alcohol as it increases risk to seizures.
So, we can come to a conclusion from the above information that Bupropion is really effective in case of Depression and to quit smoking. It also shows many advantages over other Antidepressants which are prescribed. But there are some adverse effects which has to be considered so that it does not cause any harm to a patient .