You don’t have to deal with depression on your own. Talk to your doctor about Wellbutrin SR or generic Bupropion Sustained Release, an aminoketone drug prescribed to help balance the neurotransmitters in your brain. These brain chemicals are essential for almost everything your body does as well as affecting your moods. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Wellbutrin SR or generic Bupropion Sustained Release inhibits the recycling of released neurotransmitters, namely dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, so there are more available to transmit messages to other nerves. It is thought that these brain chemicals may become unbalanced due to certain medications you are taking, alcohol or substance abuse, hormonal or seasonal changes, or experiencing a traumatic event.
In addition to treating major depression, Wellbutrin SR may be recommended if you have a seasonal affective disorder, better known as SAD. This is a recently recognized condition that causes some people to become depressed during the fall and winter months when the days are shorter and sunlight is decreased. You find yourself becoming irritable, sleeping more, and craving foods that are high in carbohydrates.
Wellbutrin SR (Bupropion Sustained Release) can help improve your mood with a proper balance of serotonin which is much easier than moving closer to the equator. Wellbutrin SR is not a cure for depression or SAD, but it can help you feel better about yourself and situation.
Provide your doctor with a medical history and list of any Rx drugs, OTC medicine, herbal remedies, and dietary or vitamin supplements you currently take or use. Certain medications can change how Wellbutrin SR reacts in your body and cause unintended side effects or decrease its efficacy.
Inform your doctor if you are, or may become, pregnant or you are breast-feeding so it can be decided if Wellbutrin SR is safe for your unborn or nursing baby. It’s also important to seek outside support and include family in your therapy treatment while taking Wellbutrin SR.
You should not take Wellbutrin XL if you have: used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days; an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia; epilepsy or a seizure disorder; suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication or a sedative. All meds should be stored safely out of children’s sight and reach.
Until you know how Wellbutrin SR or Bupropion Sustained Release affects you, do not drive or take part in any activities that could be considered unsafe if you are not alert and steady on your feet.