BRAND NAME(S): Wellbutrin

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USES: This medication is used to treat depression. It works by helping to restore the balance of natural chemicals in the brain.

OTHER USES: This medication may also be used for quitting smoking.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily with or without food. If nausea occurs, you may take this drug with food. It is important to take your doses at least 8 hours apart to decrease your risk of having a seizure. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets. Swallow tablets whole. Since this drug may cause sleeplessness at first, it is best not to take near bedtime. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Your dose should be slowly increased to the most effective dose. Do not take more or less medication than prescribed. Taking more than the recommended dose will increase your risk of having a seizure. The maximum dose is 300-450 milligrams per day, depending on your medical condition (stop smoking therapy vs. psychiatric conditions). If you have very severe liver disease, the maximum dose is 150 milligrams every other day. Do not stop taking this medication without notifying your doctor. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day. It may take 4 weeks or more before the full effects of this medication are noticed. Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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