Alternatives to Budeprion SRDepression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting depression treatment early is more effective and reduces the chances of recurrence.
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In some cases of severe depression, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
For most people, Budeprion SR is quite effective at treating depression. It is also generally well-tolerated. However, it is possible that Budeprion SR side effects will occur or that the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to Budeprion SR. Some examples of substitute depression medications include:
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
(Click Wellbutrin SR Alternatives to learn more about alternatives to Budeprion SR. Click Dealing With Depression to learn other ways of managing depression.)
Overdose With Budeprion SRPeople who take too much Budeprion SR may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
- A fever
- Muscle tension, pain, and damage
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Breathing problems
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on Budeprion SR, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Wellbutrin SR Overdose for more information.)