BUPROPION HYDROCHLORIDE- bupropion hydrochloride tablet 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablets, USP

(bue-PROE-pee-on HYE-droe-KLOR-ide)

IMPORTANT: Be sure to read the three sections of this Medication Guide. The first section is about the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions with antidepressant medicines; the second section is about the risk of changes in thinking and behavior, depression and suicidal thoughts or actions with medicines used to quit smoking; and the third section is entitled "What Other Important Information Should I Know About Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablets?"

Antidepressant Medicines, Depression and Other Serious Mental Illnesses, and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions

This section of the Medication Guide is only about the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions with antidepressant medicines.

What is the most important information I should know about antidepressant medicines, depression and other serious mental illnesses, and suicidal thoughts or actions?

Call your healthcare provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

• thoughts about suicide or dying
• attempts to commit suicide
• new or worse depression
• new or worse anxiety
• feeling very agitated or restless
• panic attacks
• trouble sleeping (insomnia)
• new or worse irritability
• acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
• acting on dangerous impulses
• an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
• other unusual changes in behavior or mood

What else do I need to know about antidepressant medicines?

It is not known if bupropion hydrochloride tablets is safe and effective in children under the age of 18.

Quitting Smoking, Quit-Smoking Medications, Changes in Thinking and Behavior, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions

This section of the Medication Guide is only about the risk of changes in thinking and behavior, depression and suicidal thoughts or actions with drugs used to quit smoking. Although bupropion hydrochloride tablet is not a treatment for quitting smoking, it contains the same active ingredient (bupropion hydrochloride) as ZYBAN® which is used to help patients quit smoking.

Talk to your healthcare provider or your family member's healthcare provider about:

When you try to quit smoking, with or without bupropion, you may have symptoms that may be due to nicotine withdrawal, including:

  • urge to smoke
  • frustration
  • restlessness
  • depressed mood
  • anger
  • decreased heart rate
  • trouble sleeping
  • feeling anxious
  • increased appetite
  • irritability
  • difficulty concentrating
  • weight gain

Some people have even experienced suicidal thoughts when trying to quit smoking without medication. Sometimes quitting smoking can lead to worsening of mental health problems that you already have, such as depression.

Some people have had serious side effects while taking bupropion to help them quit smoking, including: New or worse mental health problems, such as changes in behavior or thinking, aggression, hostility, agitation, depression, or suicidal thoughts or actions. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking bupropion, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment, or after stopping bupropion. These symptoms happened more often in people who had a history of mental health problems before taking bupropion than in people without a history of mental health problems.

Stop taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets and call your healthcare provider right away if you, your family, or caregiver notice any of these symptoms. Work with your healthcare provider to decide whether you should continue to take bupropion hydrochloride tablets. In many people, these symptoms went away after stopping bupropion hydrochloride tablets, but in some people symptoms continued after stopping bupropion hydrochloride tablets. It is important for you to follow-up with your healthcare provider until your symptoms go away.

Before taking bupropion, tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had depression or other mental health problems. You should also tell your healthcare provider about any symptoms you had during other times you tried to quit smoking, with or without bupropion.

What Other Important Information Should I Know About Bupropion Hydrochloride Tablets?

The chance of having seizures increases with higher doses of bupropion hydrochloride tablets. For more information, see the sections "Who should not take bupropion hydrochloride tablets?" and "What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets?" Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions and all the medicines you take. Do not take any other medicines while you are taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets unless your healthcare provider has said it is okay to take them.

If you have a seizure while taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets, stop taking the tablets and call your healthcare provider right away. Do not take bupropion hydrochloride tablets again if you have a seizure.

If you have any of the above symptoms of mania, call your healthcare provider.

Only some people are at risk for these problems. You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are.

What are bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

Bupropion hydrochloride tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a certain type of depression called major depressive disorder.

Who should not take bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

Do not take bupropion hydrochloride tablets if you

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had depression, suicidal thoughts or actions, or other mental health problems. See "Antidepressant Medicines, Depression and Other Serious Mental Illnesses, and Suicidal Thoughts or Actions."

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Many medicines increase your chances of having seizures or other serious side effects if you take them while you are taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets.

How should I take bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

What should I avoid while taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

What are possible side effects of bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

Bupropion hydrochloride tablets can cause serious side effects. See the sections at the beginning of this Medication Guide for information about serious side effects of bupropion hydrochloride tablets.

The most common side effects of bupropion hydrochloride tablets include:

    nervousness
    dry mouth
    constipation
    headache
    nausea or vomiting
    dizziness
  • heavy sweating
  • shakiness (tremor)
  • trouble sleeping
  • blurred vision
  • fast heartbeat

If you have nausea, take your medicine with food. If you have trouble sleeping, do not take your medicine too close to bedtime.

Tell your healthcare provider right away about any side effects that bother you.

These are not all the possible side effects of bupropion hydrochloride tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

You may also report side effects to Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-866-901-DRUG (3784).

How should I store bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

Keep bupropion hydrochloride tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about the safe and effective use of bupropion hydrochloride tablets.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use bupropion hydrochloride tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give bupropion hydrochloride tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

If you take a urine drug screening test, bupropion hydrochloride tablets may make the test result positive for amphetamines. If you tell the person giving you the drug screening test that you are taking bupropion hydrochloride tablets, they can do a more specific drug screening test that should not have this problem.

This Medication Guide summarizes important information about bupropion hydrochloride tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about bupropion hydrochloride tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information about bupropion hydrochloride tablets, call Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-866-901-3784.

What are the ingredients in bupropion hydrochloride tablets?

Active ingredient: bupropion hydrochloride.

Inactive ingredients: 75 mg tablet – D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, potassium chloride, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide and triacetin; 100 mg tablet – FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum Lake, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, potassium chloride, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide and triacetin.

WELLBUTRIN®, WELLBUTRIN SR®, WELLBUTRIN XL®, and ZYBAN® are registered trademarks of GlaxoSmithKline. FORFIVO XL® is the registered trademark of Edgemont Pharms and APLENZIN® is the registered trademark Valeant Bermuda.

Manufactured for:

Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

1.866.901.DRUG (3784)

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Revised: 11/2017

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Revised: 7/2019
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