Bupropion: Mechanism of Action & Drug Interactions


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Serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine are examples of the _____ that are regulated by bupropion to reduce depression.

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1. What actions is serotonin responsible for?

2. Two contraindications to taking bupropion are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does bupropion regulate? What are some contraindications of bupropion? You need to know this type of information to be fully prepared to complete this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your ability to do the following will be measured with the use of this quiz:

  • Understand what dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine are examples of
  • Identify the actions associated with serotonin
  • Name two contraindications to taking bupropion
  • Note the interaction of taking bupropion and nicotine products for smoking cessation
  • State how long a MAOI must be stopped prior to taking bupropion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the interaction of buproprion and nicotine products
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific contraindications of buproprion and the stoppage of a MAOI before taking this drug

Additional Learning

You can further develop your understanding of this medication by reviewing the lesson called Bupropion: Mechanism of Action & Drug Interactions. You can expect to learn more about:

  • How bupropion is classified
  • What dopamine and norepinephrine control
  • Which brand names buproprion is sold under
  • How bupropion interacts with sedatives and stimulants