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A healthcare provider may prescribe Budeprion SR to help relieve symptoms of depression. Budeprion SR works by helping to keep the levels of certain chemicals in the brain balanced. The medication comes in tablet form, and is generally taken by mouth twice a day. Side effects of Budeprion SR can include nausea, weight loss, and insomnia. Prior to taking the medication, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have heart disease, kidney or liver problems, and any allergies, among other conditions.
What Is Budeprion SR?Budeprion SR (Wellbutrin SR®) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). It is a sustained-release (long-acting) version of Wellbutrin® (bupropion hydrochloride). It is actually a generic version of Wellbutrin SR.
How Does Budeprion SR Work?Budeprion SR is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, or NDRI for short. NDRIs, such as Budeprion SR, affect specific chemicals within the brain known as norepinephrine and dopamine. Norepinephrine and dopamine are two of several chemicals used to send messages from one nerve cell to another.
- Wellbutrin® (bupropion hydrochloride), a short-acting version, taken three or four times a day
- Wellbutrin XL®, Forfivo™ XL (bupropion XL), or Budeprion XL®, a very long-acting version, taken once a day
- Wellbutrin SR® (bupropion SR), the brand-name version of Budeprion SR
- Aplenzin™ (bupropion hydrobromide), taken once a day
- Zyban® (bupropion SR) or Buproban®, a sustained-release version used for smoking cessation, taken twice a day.