Drug Interactions With Budeprion XL
Budeprion XL Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Budeprion XL is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
People are generally advised not to drink alcohol while taking Budeprion XL. Combining the two may cause unwanted side effects (see Wellbutrin XL and Alcohol). However, because stopping alcohol abruptly while taking the drug can increase your risk of seizures, talk to your healthcare provider before you stop drinking alcohol.
Taking Budeprion XL with other antidepressants may affect the level of Budeprion XL and the other antidepressant in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Also, taking Budeprion XL with other antidepressants may increase your risk of seizures. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining Budeprion XL with other antidepressant medications.
You should not take Budeprion XL with other products containing bupropion, including Aplenzin™, Budeprion SR®, Wellbutrin XL, Buproban®, Wellbutrin®, Wellbutrin SR®, and Zyban®.
Combining Budeprion XL and amantadine may increase your risk of side effects. To prevent this, your healthcare provider may decide to start you at a lower dose of Budeprion XL if you are taking amantadine.
Budeprion XL can increase the level of some antipsychotic medications in your blood, which may increase your risk of side effects. Also, taking Budeprion XL with antipsychotic medications may increase your chance of seizures. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.