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Available by prescription, Aplenzin is a drug licensed to treat depression in adults. This medication works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain, which can cause depression when they are unbalanced. This long-acting antidepressant comes in tablet form and is taken only once a day. Potential side effects may include insomnia, headaches, and nausea.
What Is Aplenzin?Aplenzin™ (bupropion hydrobromide) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of depression. It is a long-acting, once-daily medication.
How Does Aplenzin Work?Aplenzin is a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor, or NDRI for short. NDRIs, such as Aplenzin, affect specific chemicals within the brain known as norepinephrine and dopamine. Norepinephrine and dopamine are two of several chemicals used to send messages from one nerve cell to another.
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- Wellbutrin SR® (bupropion SR), a sustained-release version (taken twice a day)
- Budeprion SR® (a generic version of Wellbutrin SR®)
- Wellbutrin XL® or Forfivo™ XL (bupropion XL), which are long-acting, once-daily versions
- Budeprion XL® (a generic version of Wellbutrin XL)
- Zyban® (bupropion SR), a sustained-release version used for smoking cessation
- Buproban®, a generic version of Zyban.