Precautions and Warnings With Budeprion SR
Some precautions and warnings with Budeprion SR include an increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in some people taking the medicine, the safety of taking it while pregnant, and people who shouldn't take it at all (such as those who take other drugs containing bupropion. Among the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking Budeprion SR are seizures or epilepsy, heart disease, and eating disorders (such as bulimia and anorexia). To reduce the risk of drug interactions, you should also tell your healthcare provider about all the drugs you currently take.
Budeprion SR: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Budeprion SR (Wellbutrin SR®) if you have:
- Seizures or epilepsy (see Wellbutrin Seizures)
- A brain tumor
- A history of head trauma or brain injury
- An eating disorder, such as bulimia or anorexia
- Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- Heart disease
- A recent history of a heart attack
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.