What is Budeprion?

Budeprion is no longer available in the United States.

Budeprion is a brand name prescription antidepressant drug. It is available in two forms, Budeprion and Budeprion XL. Budeprion helps maintain balance of norepinephrine and dopamine, two neurotransmitters in the brain. It is useful in the treatment of major depression because depression is felt to be due to an imbalance of these brain chemicals. It is also used to treat winter depression which is also called seasonal affective disorder. This medication is also used, in conjunction with support therapy, to help people quit smoking. It was originally not intended to be a smoking cessation drug, but some smokers who happened to be treated for depression discovered that it decreased their cravings for cigarettes.

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