Why was bupropion taken off the market?

Bupropion has not been taken off the market. In fact, it is a commonly prescribed medication for treating depression, smoking cessation, and other conditions.

There have been some controversies and concerns regarding the safety of bupropion, particularly in relation to its association with seizures. In the past, bupropion was briefly withdrawn from the market in the United States due to concerns about its potential to cause seizures, but it was later reintroduced with a lower recommended maximum daily dose and other precautions.

Since then, the safety profile of bupropion has been extensively studied, and it is considered a safe and effective medication when used as prescribed by a healthcare provider. However, as with any medication, it may cause side effects in some individuals, and it is important to report any concerns or adverse effects to a healthcare provider.

It is important to note that bupropion is still available on the market and is approved for use in many countries, including the United States and Canada.

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: