Is bupropion a mood stabilizer?

Bupropion is not typically considered a mood stabilizer. It is primarily used as an antidepressant and smoking cessation aid, and is classified as an atypical antidepressant or dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (DNRI).

Mood stabilizers are a class of medications that are used to treat bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, such as lithium, valproic acid, and carbamazepine. These medications work by regulating the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, and can help stabilize mood and prevent episodes of mania or depression.

While bupropion may have some mood-stabilizing effects in certain individuals, it is not typically used as a primary treatment for bipolar disorder or other mood disorders. If you are experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder or other mood disorders, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: