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When and How to Take Bupropion

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
 
  • Bupropion comes in a tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually two to four times per day.
     
  • Taking it at bedtime may cause insomnia. If you are having trouble sleeping, try taking your last dose a little earlier.
     
  • You can take it with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • The medication should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
     
  • For bupropion to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing With Bupropion

The dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Bupropion Dosing for more information.)
 

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. However, not everyone who takes bupropion will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the medication well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the most common side effects include:
 
(Click Bupropion Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of bupropion, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider. You can also read about possible side effects by going to:
 
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