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Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.
Vijay, Bupropion is a frequently used antidepressant worldwide. The risk of seizure with this medicines increase at high doses that is doses around 450 mg per day or higher. It is contraindicated in patients having prior history of seizures or in patients who are prone to seizure attack. In normal healthy person there is no or minimal risk at dose range of 150 -450 mg per day.
In your case, I don't think that you should worry about seizures as you never had seizures in past.
This medicine is not addictive and is not like Cocaine in any sense :)
I frequently use it in several of my patients with excellent results.
Thank you for your reply Dr. I feel really some improvement day by day.by using bupropion. but only one side effect is could not tolerate . sore throat and throat itching and cough. will it go soon. otherwise what shall I do for it. Anyway I hope to continue this medication. 10 th October I have an appointment with a psychiatrist and I hope he will do favour for me. Zyban is the only prescribe bupropion trade name in Uk. Is it same as normal bupropion SR ? which one is good SR or XL form of tablet. If I didn't get any benefit through the appointment with the specialist I will come to India and meet a psychiatrist in India. thank you again Dr.
Vijay, sore throat, throat itching and cough are not the usual side effect of this medicine. You should get an E.N.T check up by an E.N.T specialist to rule out other possible causes also.
Yes, Zyban is the brand name of Bupropion.
both SR and XL form are good.
Dr after 4 weeks I feel much better most of the side effect gone and I feel I am back to 10 years before health condition. Shall i need to continue this anti dep. rest of my life otherwise can I stop it after a period . If I use it for long time will I get any problem bcoz of this medicine.