Bupropion HCl SR
Available by prescription only, bupropion SR (Wellbutrin SR®, Zyban®) is a "sustained-release" version of bupropion hydrochloride (HCl). What does this long-acting drug do?
Depending on the form you take, bupropion SR can be used for:
- Smoking cessation.
Wellbutrin SR is approved for the treatment of depression, and Zyban is approved to help people stop smoking.
Bupropion SR comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken twice a day. To maintain an even level of the drug in your blood, it should be taken at the same times each day. Dry mouth, insomnia, and dizziness are some of the common side effects. Bupropion SR has not been approved for use in children or teenagers.
(Click Bupropion SR to learn more about this medication, including how it performed in clinical trials, safety issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, and in-depth instructions to help you get the most out of each dose.)