Medication and Drugs

Is Bupropion an aid to sleep?

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2009-04-11 00:46:55

Bupropion (aka - wellbutrin) is generally prescribed to treat

depression, bipolar disease, and attention deficit disorder. It was

recently approved by the FDA to assist in the cessation of smoking.

Though one of its side-effects is drowsiness, this medication is

not prescribed for insomnia. Another side-effect, due to

bupropion's upward effect on norepinephrine (noradrenaline), can be

wakefulness. The actual effect varies between individuals.


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