I don’t want to tak anything that makes ckd worse I’m stage 4
Bupropion - Is it safe to take when you have CKD?
Question posted by Fostersinc on 3 May 2022
Last updated on 5 May 2022
Bupropion (applies to bupropion) renal dysfunction
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.
Bupropion metabolites, some of which are pharmacologically active with one-fifth to one-half the potency of the parent drug, are excreted by the kidney. Although pharmacokinetic studies have not been conducted in patients with renal impairment, it is conceivable that bupropion and its metabolites may accumulate in such patients to a greater extent than usual. Therefore, therapy with bupropion should be administered cautiously in the presence of significant renal impairment. A reduced dose and/or dosing frequency should be considered, and patients should be closely monitored for possible adverse effects that could indicate high drug or metabolite levels.
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