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What If I Take an Overdose?An overdose with bupropion hydrobromide can cause life-threatening complications. If you happen to take too much of this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Bupropion Hydrobromide?If you do not take your bupropion hydrobromide as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of this antidepressant.
How Does It Work?Bupropion hydrobromide is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, or NDRI for short. NDRIs, such as bupropion hydrobromide, 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
- Wellbutrin SR® (bupropion SR), a sustained-release version (taken twice a day)
- Budeprion SR® (a generic version of Wellbutrin SR®)
- Wellbutrin XL® or Forfivo™ XL (bupropion XL), which are long-acting, once-daily versions
- Budeprion XL® (a generic version of Wellbutrin XL)
- Zyban® (bupropion SR), a sustained-release version used for smoking cessation
- Buproban®, a generic version of Zyban.