Budeprion SR Drug Information
Budeprion SR (Wellbutrin SR®) is prescribed to treat the symptoms of depression, which can be caused when certain chemicals of the brain -- namely norepinephrine and dopamine -- become unbalanced. The medication works by helping to keep these chemicals balanced.
Budeprion SR comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth, typically twice a day. It should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood. Common side effects include nausea, weight loss, and insomnia; however, most people tolerate it well.
To ensure your safety with budeprion SR, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information on this drug, including dosing guidelines, other possible side effects, and potential overdose symptoms, click Budeprion SR.)