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Synonyms: amfebutamone | BW-323 | Wellbutrin® | Zyban®
bupropion is an approved drug (FDA (1985))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: The approval status for use of this drug was submitted for re-evaluation by the European Medicines Agency in 2002, following public health concerns around serious adverse reactions associated with its use. These included depression, suicidal thoughts, suicide, seizures, undesirable cardiovascular effects, and angioedema. EU Member States regulatory authorities agreed to keep the product under regular review.
Marketed formulations usually contain bupropion hydrochloride (PubChem CID 62884).
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View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: bupropion
|Yes (FDA (1985))
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|amfebutamone | BW-323 | Wellbutrin® | Zyban®
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