bupropion sustained-release (smoking deterrent) - oral, Zyban (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: certain x-ray dyes such as iomeprol, sibutramine, thioridazine.If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting bupropion.Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment and for 2 weeks before and after treatment with this medication. In some cases a serious, possibly fatal, drug interaction may occur.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: amantadine, diabetes medications (e.g., glipizide, glyburide, insulin), HIV drugs (e.g., efavirenz, nelfinavir, ritonavir), levodopa, regular use of sedatives (e.g., benzodiazepines such as lorazepam), stimulants (e.g., amphetamine, cocaine, "ecstasy," ephedrine), warfarin.Also tell your doctor if you are taking any drugs which are affected by certain liver enzymes such as antidepressants (e.g., desipramine, paroxetine, fluoxetine), antipsychotics (e.g., haloperidol), beta-blockers (e.g., metoprolol), antiarrhythmics (e.g., propafenone, flecainide), orphenadrine, thiotepa, cyclophosphamide, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, or phenytoin, among others.Also report the use of drugs which might increase seizure risk (decrease seizure threshold) when combined with bupropion such as corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine), theophylline, or tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline) among others. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for detailsLarge amounts of caffeine and other stimulants, such as those found in weight loss and cold/sinus medications, can increase the chance of seizures with this drug. Check all prescription and nonprescription/herbal product labels for caffeine and other stimulants (e.g., ephedra). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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