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What Is Budeprion SR Used For?

Some people may wonder, "What is Budeprion SR used for?" Although Budeprion SR is approved for the treatment of depression in adults, the medicine can also be used off-label to treat ADHD or seasonal affective disorder, among other things. Budeprion SR works by helping to block the reuptake of certain chemicals in the brain that can cause symptoms of depression when they become unbalanced. The medication has not been approved for use in children.

What Is Budeprion SR Used For?

Budeprion SR (Wellbutrin SR®) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression).
Depression is more than just "feeling sad." Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Changes in sleep (sleeping too much or not enough)
  • Eating too much or too little (and weight gain or weight loss)
  • Having little interest in things that you used to enjoy
  • Physical pain
  • Feeling hopeless or worthless
  • Suicidal thoughts.
In large clinical trials, Budeprion SR has been proven to help adults with depression. However, it is important to keep in mind that many antidepressants (including Budeprion SR) take several weeks to begin working. Sometimes, other people will notice an improvement in your depression symptoms before you do. Often, the physical symptoms of depression (such as pain or changes in sleep) will improve first, sometimes within the first few weeks of treatment. It can take several weeks before significant changes in mood occur. It is important to give Budeprion SR a chance to work before becoming discouraged.
Counseling and therapy (see Psychotherapy for Depression) are often used along with antidepressant medication to treat depression. Ask your healthcare provider if counseling or therapy would be good options for you (see Depression Treatment).
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