What is Aplenzin?
Aplenzin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not take Aplenzin if you have seizures, an eating disorder, or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication, or sedatives. If you take Aplenzin for depression, do not also take Zyban to quit smoking.
Do not use bupropion if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Aplenzin may cause seizures, especially in people with certain medical conditions or when using certain drugs. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and the drugs you use.
Some young people have thoughts about suicide when first taking an antidepressant. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using Aplenzin. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug fluoxetine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Rapiflux.
For the Consumer
Applies to fluoxetine: oral capsule, oral capsule delayed release, oral solution, oral syrup, oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, fluoxetine (the active ingredient contained in Rapiflux) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist. General Instructions for Use To minimize the risk of seizure, increase the dose gradually [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]. APLENZIN should be swallowed whole and not crushed, divided, or chewed. APLENZIN should be administered in the morning and may be taken with or without regard to meals. Equivalent Daily Doses of APLENZIN (bupropion hydrobromide) and Bupropion hydrochloride See Table 1 for equivalent daily doses of APLENZIN (bupropion hydrobromide) and bupropion hydrochloride.