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Sold under the brand name Wellbutrin®, bupropion hydrochloride (HCl) is a prescription medicine used to treat depression in adults. It comes in tablet form and is generally taken two to four times each day, with or without food. As with any medicine, side effects are possible with bupropion. Commonly reported problems include insomnia, dry mouth, and weight loss.
 
Bupropion tablets come in two strengths. The dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will be based on many factors, such as:
 
  • Your age
  • Whether you have any other medical conditions
  • Your current medications.
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(Click Bupropion to learn more about this drug, including how it works, why it may not be suitable for some people, and why it should be taken at the same times each day.)
 
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