Bupropion (/bjuːˈproʊpi.ɒn/ bew-proh-pee-on; ) is a drug that is primarily used as an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Marketed as Wellbutrin, Budeprion, Prexaton, Elontril, Aplenzin, or other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States. Marketed in lower-dose formulations as Zyban, Voxra, or other names, it is also widely used to reduce nicotine cravings by people who are trying to quit smoking. It is taken in the form of pills, and in the United States is available only by prescription.
Bupropion lowers seizure threshold, and its potential to cause seizures has been widely publicized. Bupropion is an effective antidepressant on its own, but it is also popular as an add-on medication in cases of incomplete…
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