BUPROPION HYDROCHLORIDE- bupropion hydrochloride tablet, film coated, extended release 
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MEDICATION GUIDE
Bupropion (bue-PROE-pee-on) Hydrochloride
Extended-Release Tablets (SR), 200 mg

Read this Medication Guide carefully before you start taking bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment. If you have any questions about bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR), ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

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 Extended-Release Tablets (SR)?"

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

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 extended-release tablets (SR) are 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 extended-release tablets (SR) are not a treatment for quitting smoking, it contains the same active ingredient (bupropion hydrochloride) as ZYBAN® which is used to help patients quit smoking.

Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depression, suicidal thoughts or actions while taking bupropion to help them quit smoking. These symptoms can develop during treatment with bupropion or after stopping treatment with bupropion.

If you, your family member, or your caregiver notice agitation, hostility, depression, or changes in thinking or behavior that are not typical for you, or you have any of the following symptoms, stop taking bupropion and call your healthcare provider right away:

 
  • thoughts about suicide or dying
  • attempts to commit suicide
  • new or worse depression
  • new or worse anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • feeling very agitated or restless
  • acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
  • acting on dangerous impulses
 
  • an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
  • abnormal thoughts or sensations
  • seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
  • feeling people are against you (paranoia)
  • feeling confused
  • other unusual changes in behavior or mood

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, depressed mood, trouble sleeping, irritability, frustration, anger, feeling anxious, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, decreased heart rate, and increased appetite or 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.

Before taking bupropion, tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had depression or other mental illnesses. 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 Extended-Release Tablets (SR)?

The chance of having seizures increases with higher doses of bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR). For more information, see the sections "Who should not take bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?" and "What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?" 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 extended-release tablets (SR) unless your healthcare provider has said it is okay to take them.

If you have a seizure while taking bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR), stop taking the tablets and call your healthcare provider right away. Do not take bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) 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 extended-release tablets (SR)?

Bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) are a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a certain type of depression called major depressive disorder.

Who should not take bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?

Do not take bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) if you

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?

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 your other medical conditions including if you:

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 extended-release tablets (SR).

How should I take bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?

What should I avoid while taking bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?

What are possible side effects of bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?

See "What Other Important Information Should I Know About Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets (SR)?"

Bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) can cause serious side effects.

The most common side effects of bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) include:

 
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Constipation

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 extended-release tablets (SR). For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor 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 Impax Laboratories, Inc. at 1-800-934-6729.

How should I store bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?

Keep bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR).

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) 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 extended-release tablets (SR) 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 extended-release tablets (SR), they can do a more specific drug screening test that should not have this problem.

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

For more information about bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR), go to www.impaxlabs.com or call 1-800-934-6729.

What are the ingredients in bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR)?

Active ingredient: bupropion hydrochloride.

Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, FD&C Yellow No. 6, hypromellose type 2910/ 3cP, 6cP and 50cP, macrogol, polydextrose, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

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

Dist. by:
Impax Generics
Hayward, CA 94544

444-18
Rev. 09/2016

Revised: 6/2017
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