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Precautions and Warnings With Bupropion SR

Prior to taking bupropion SR, there are some precautions and warnings to be aware of with the medication. Taking bupropion SR can increase your risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, potentially cause seizures, and may not be safe to take while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Therefore, talk to your healthcare provider about any precautions and warnings with bupropion SR that may apply to your situation, as there are certain situations where you should not take the medication.

Bupropion SR: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking bupropion SR (Wellbutrin SR® or Zyban®) if you have:
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.
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