What is Budeprion XL?

Budeprion XL is no longer available in the United States.

Budeprion XL is a prescription medication used to treat mental depression. It can also be used to prevent depression from occurring in people who have seasonal affective disorder, which can also be referred to as "winter depression." It is classified as an norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI). Budeprion XL works by managing the levels of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, which can cause conditions like depression when they become unbalanced. The generic ingredient in this drug is brupropion, and it is sold under several different brand names for different purposes. Budeprion XL is one of the longer-lasting versions of brupropion. Budeprion XL can also be used as part of a program to help people stop smoking.

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