Medicines update

Warning over buproprion use

The Product Information for smoking cessation treatment bupropion is being updated to provide further information about the risk of serious cardiovascular adverse events.

According to the latest edition of the TGAs Medicines Safety Update, reports of patients receiving bupropion (alone and in combination with nicotine replacement therapy) experiencing severe hypertension requiring acute treatment, in patients both with and without pre-existing hypertension.