Zyban (wellbutrin, bupropion)
Classification: Monocyclic aminoketone
Form: 75mg and 100mg tablet
If under 18 years of age: DO NOT USE!
18 to 60 years of age: 200 mg in two doses.
Over 60 years of age: Lower dosage increased cautiously.
Start: 100 mg in the morning and then 100 mg in the evening, 200 mg total daily.
Increases: After three days, 100 mg morning, 100 mg noon, and 100 mg evening ( 6 hours apart and continued for 3 or 4 weeks. ) May be increased slowly up to 450 mg daily. Increases should not be greater than 100 mg daily over a 3 day period.
Maximum: 450 mg in 24 hours.
Instructions: should be taken on empty stomach and full glass of water
Side effects to report to your doctor
- insomnia or somulence
- nausea / vomiting /diarrhea
- dry mouth
- increased perspiration
Do not take this drug if you have a history of seizure, anorexia, or bulimia. Do not drink alcohol with this medication.
*Do not take if pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. Do not take if breast feeding.
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