Bupropion

Bupropion (Wellbutrin) is a pharmacologically unique antidepressant, since it is a weak inhibitor of both do-pamine and norepinephrine neuronal reuptake. However, its actual antidepressant activity is not well understood. Bupropion is generally well tolerated and does not block muscarinic, histaminergic, or adrenergic receptors. Unlike the SSRIs and venlafaxine, bupropion does not cause sexual side effects. However, it can cause CNS stimulation, including restlessness and insomnia. High doses of bupropion, given as its original formulation, were associated with a risk of seizures in 0.4% of patients. However, this risk is lower with slow-release bupropion (Wellbutrin SR). This formulation still requires dosing twice a day, and bupropion is contraindi-cated in patients with a history of seizures. Bupropion inhibits the cytochrome P450 2D6 isoenzyme and may elevate blood levels of drugs metabolized by this route.

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