Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Wellbutrin?

bupropion

What is the Trade Name for bupropion?

Wellbutrin

What are the Indications of Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

depression, smoking cessation, treat ADHD in adults

What are the Actions of Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

not well understood, ↑ dopamenergic and noradrenergic transmission via reuptake

What is the Therapeutic Class of Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Antidepressants, smoking deterrents

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

aminoketones

What are the Nursing Considerations of Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may lead to seizures, suicidal thoughts
  • do not administer if patient is taking MAOI
  • use caution with renal and liver impairment
  • assess mental status
  • instruct patient to avoid alcohol (may lead to hallucinations, seizures, anxiety)

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