Molecule of the Week

Bupropion

May 2, 2011

Bupropion, whose best known trade name is Wellbutrin, is an antidepressant that is believed to inhibit norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake. It is an atypical antidepressant because it does not have a tricyclic structure and is not a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Bupropion is also used as an aid to stop smoking and to combat anxiety, sexual dysfunction, and obesity. [Taken from Wikipedia—Ed.]

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