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What Is The Best Generic Version Of Wellbutrin Xl - Watson or Anchen?
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My doctor will not prescribe generic Wellbutrin XL but my insurance will no longer pay for brand name drugs. I will have to pay about $7000 per yer for what I am taking now (3 of the 150mg Wellbutrin XL brand name per day). I am reading that the problem with the generics is the time release mechanism and not the drug itself and that some are better than others. Anybody have experience with the generics made by Watson and /or Anchen? ## I have no experience using it, but I do understand the problems that can occur with generic medications. I also did some searching and from what I've found online, most that have tried the one manufactured by Anchen have had good results with it. However, you may not get the same results, the only way to find out is to actually try it and see how it w...
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Wellbutrin program discontinued at Direct Success Pharmacy
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I've been getting name brand Wellbutrin XL 300 from Direct Success Pharmacy for several years, but I just found out yesterday that the cash program is no longer available as of October 31, 2016. So, I will be forced to switch to the generics again. I have had side effects from three of the generics on the market. I've tried Actavis, Mylan and Par. The best of the worst was probably Actavis so I guess I will try it again. Any advice? I am not eligible for any of the other patient assistance programs for the name brand drug. ## My copay with insurance would still be $900 a month for the brand drug, and the one of the patient assistance programs said it would give me $75.00 off of that copay. That still won't work for me. ## What types of side effects do you experience from the...
Updated 14 hours ago.
 
camcolit to wellbutrin
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Can I change from Camcolit to Wellbutrin as I have gained a lot of weight!!!!! I am on a high dosage in the morning and evening of Camcolit. I feel very unhappy about that . I feel I should be able to take Meds that doesn't affect the way I feel about myself and look.I want to loose weight and read that Wellbutrin helps weight loss ## Hello, Cheri! How are you? I am very sorry about the issue you're having from the Camcolit. However, I have to caution against switching, without your doctor's approval and assistance. These two medications are not completely interchangeable, since Camcolit is actually a mood stabilizer and Wellbutrin is an antidepressant, as classified by the NIH. While they can sometimes be used to treat the same conditions, only your doctor can decide if it ...
Updated 22 days ago.
 
Wellbutrin 300mg sr doing nothing after it used to work for me in the past.
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Hello, I'm not sure if this is common or not, over the last 4 or 5 years I was on wellbutrin off and on,(mostly on). In the past when I started up again, I always knew it was working because for the first roughly two weeks I would get all the common side effects: Insomnia,tremors, anxiety, even a little paranoia, and of course loss of appetite. After about 2 or 3 months I usually would loose a good 15 pounds or so while taking the medication. Do to an insurance issue I was off the medication for about year. Recently (almost 3 ago now), I started taking my usual dose of 300mg a day again. However, this time around I feel no side effects at all? Could this mean I either built up a tolerance or the medication is going to stop working for some reason? Obviously I know I should really gi...
Updated 27 days ago.
 
Wellbutrin Withdrawl nightly?
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I started on Wellbutrin XL 150mg 10 days ago, taking it at 9pm nightly with my Lamictal. I'm exhausted, irritable, and depressed in the evenings. I know it takes up to a month for the Wellbutrin to take full effect, so could the medication be wearing off around 7? I feel like a functioning member of society (finally!!) during the day, but my poor SO is still seeing the grumpy, shut down woman in the evenings. ## It might not be the best for you, there are higher ones your doctor can prescribe for you. Are you on any other medications? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, and insomnia. It could also be that the time released formulation doesn't work well for you and you may need to take the regul...
Updated 29 days ago.
 
what is the best generic brand of wellbutrin
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FYI: The drug manufacturer Watson bought out Activist. Watson "made a business decision" to no longer produce the Watson generic brand of Wellbutrin and only produce the Activist version. Watson was the brand that worked for me (I've tried many) so it's unfortunate they have made this business decision. I've called the company to request they continue to manufacture the Watson version. Anyone going through the same situation may want to call Watson 1-800-272-5525. *** if anyone takes a generic that doesn't work they should notify the F.D.A. 1-855-543-3784. ## Thank you for sharing this info Trace. Ever since Actavis bought out Watson, it seems like most of their meds have all started to go down hill. I mean if they're making these kinds of business decisions ...
Updated 29 days ago.
 
wellbutrin drug test positive for methadone
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Will wellbutrin show up positive for methadone ## I tested positive while in the hospital for Methadone. I didn't know what the drug was let alone never taking it. I have done my research and I was taking Wellbutrin at the time. They labeled me as an addict.
Updated 29 days ago.
 
Ecstasy False Positive Drug Test
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I am on a drug called denominated Colin that cause a positive reading on a urine test for extacy ## my son is in jail .is on wellbutrin rx given by the jail nurse.he was put in lockdown for a dirty urine that tested positive for ectasy.he swears he has taken nothing but his rx..urine was sent out to a lab for further testing came back bupropion 410 and hydroxybupropion 600.....does this prove he did not take ectasy? ## Susan, With all due respect if your sons liberty and freedom may be decided by a faulty urinalysis seeking opinions from random posters online probably isn't in his best interest. If cost is a consideration contact your local social services agency for direction.I SINCERELY HOPE HIS SITUATION IS RESOLVED IN HIS FAVOR. God speed to you all. ## Thank you for your respon...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Wellbutrin Generic by Teva vs Watson vs Activis
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I was taking 150 ml of Bupropion SR by Teva for several years and it has stopped working for my depression. Has anyone been happy with the other generic forms of Wellbutrin? I am now trying one from Activis but just started it yesterday. ## Your body will get used to the dosage of any medication that you take for a long period of time and it will eventually become less effective. Thus, it's really doubtful that switching manufacturers will help. It's most likely that you need a slight higher dosage to get the same benefits as you did before from this medication. Have you spoken to your doctor about it? You can read more Wellbutrin details here. ## Please let me know how the Actavis generic is working for you. I have been taking the Watson generic for 2 years and liked it. Just n...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Has Anyone Tried The Generic Version Of Wellbutrin Sr Made By Sun Pharma Bupropion Hcl
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Hi - I just got a perscription for the Sun Pharma generic version of Wellbutrin SR (Bupropion HCL SR). Has anyone had success with this one? If not which generic version have you had success with? ## Whatever generic worked for someone else may not work for you and vice versa. Learn more Wellbutrin SR details here. The only way to find out what works for you is to actually try it and see. If one generic doesn't work for you, then you can consult your pharmacist to see what else is available. Have you started them yet? Have you had any problems with them? ## CVS stopped carrying the Watson generic in March and supply only Sun Pharma brand of Bupropion, which is manufactured in India and distributed in the U.S. by CARACO Pharmaceutical Labs based in Detroit. The pills I took in March ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Anyone take generic Wellbutrin made by Par?
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Anyone take generic Wellbutrin made by Par pharmaceuticals? How is it working for you? ## I haven't taken this particular manufacturer's generic form of Wellbutrin (Bupropion), but thought I'd provide some additional information on it for those readers who may be trying to compare it with other brands/generics they may or may not have already tried. Bupropion XL made by Anchen Pharmaceuticals (of whom Par Pharmaceuticals purchased in 2011) are the small white round tablets imprinted in black ink with "A 101" or "A 102" for the 150mg/300mg doses, respectively. Each 150mg (A 101) pill reportedly contains the following set of inactive ingredients: alcohol + ethylcelluloses + hydrochloric acid + hydroxypropyl cellulose + povidone + silicon dioxide Each 300mg (A 1...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Doc wants me to increase Wellbutrin dose..huh??
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I started Wellbutrin 150xl about 23 days ago to accompany my Lexapro for depression. I've had racing thoughts and overall anxiety which I reported to my doctor. I thought he would reduce the dose but instead he recommends increase to 300xl per day!! Has anyone else ever had this counter intuitive recommendation from their doc? I'm afraid to increase the dose for obvious fear of worsening the anxiety. ## Hi lulu, Sorry your having such a difficult time with your new protocol.there are different schools of thought regarding blood level achievements of this class of drug.I'm not a prescriber however I'd suggest reading all you can about this drug, then follow your body's voice.IF YOUR doc then refuses to downward titrate or d/c your med then by all means a change in tre...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
wellbutrin and employment drug screening
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I have been taking wellbutrin XL for depression. I self diagnosed myself after going through a nasty divorce due to not having medical insurance. I feel like it has helped me! I need to take a drug test for employment now and I'm afraid that it's going to show up as methamphetamine after reading some posts! I stopped taking it about 5 days ago. Do you think it could still cause a false positive for methamphetamine?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Wellbutrin - making me go crazy?
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Hopefully someone sees this, I've never been on this site before. My doctor increased my Wellbutrin to 450 mg about 2 months ago. I feel like I am slowly losing it, and I never thought that maybe it could be the Wellbutrin. I'm always agitated. I'm never comfortable, never relaxed. I am doing obsessive things like washing my hands repeatedly, making sure everything in the room is perfectly neat and straight. I can't cry anymore. I seem perfectly fine when I talk to people, but my mind feels like a mess. I'm focused and I do what I need to do every day, but I feel no joy, just agitation. I always feel like I need to do something and I'm always nervous about something, even if there's nothing to be nervous about. Has anyone ever taken Wellbutrin and experienced...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Wellbutrin testing positive for methamphetamine
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I just got out off jail and did not use, but was dirty for methamphetamine. I do take Wellbutrin. How does this happen?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
wellbutrin xl 300mg and different mfg - some work, others dont
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I have taken wellbutrin xl 300 mg for 3 yrs and have experienced very different effects of the drug from different manufacturers, to the point my family has asked if I have been taking my meds. They have been known to make me more severely depressed with the aches and pains, low self esteem, zero libido and severe confusion. Now mind you this happens without skipping, missing or running out of meds. This has happened when I would have meds from one manufacturer that did work and when I got it refilled then I would experience some or all of these severe changes depending on the manufacturer of the drug. Some people call me crazy or that it is just in my head, but when you and your family actually, physically see the changes and you have not wavered on the way you take or the dosage that ...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Zydus - Wellbutrin XL 300mg
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Has anyone else had bad experiences with the Zydus Wellbutrin XL? I responded really well to 2x150mg of the Activis brand, for about 6 weeks but 10 days on Zydus 300mg was like coming off it all cold turkey. Nothing done, scatterbrained, tearful and like I was back at square one! Thank God my Walgreen pharmacist had heard this before, called my Dr to get a new Rx for 2x150 Activis and squared it away with my insurance company. Is there anything that can be done? ## I had a 3 month supply of zydus wellbutrin...and it is summer and I feel the most depressed I have felt in a long time. I saw your post and I am going to talk to walgreens and see if I can't try another prescription. I have gained weight and thought when summer came I would feel better. But yesterday was my birthday and I...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Can Anyone Tell Me What Their Withdrawal Symptoms Were From Coming Off Lexamil
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Ive been off Lexamil since last Friday and have been having horrible dizzy spells, pins and needles in face and hands, night sweats, hectic dreams and lethargy. On going off Lexamil I started Wellbutrin. How long do these symptoms last???? ## How is it legal to take someone with severe anxiety. And has been on Xanax for 35 yrs , and now they won't prescribe Benzos in mass. I was also diagnosed with OCD recentley which is a major anxiety disorder. Who do I report this to , for since I could no longer see my therapist of 10 yrs. I have had more stress than need be , especially at this time !
Updated 3 months ago.
 
finally feel better
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Hi. After a cocktail of psych meds, I am now on 300mg of generic wellbutrin. Finally, the depression is lifting. I am going thru a move right now and would never have been able to pack up and be motivated if not for the switch to wellbutrin three months ago. I've been through hell. Mania, depression, grief, suicide attempts. I finally look forward to the future. Let me know if I can help any of you. Don't lose hope! ## Awesome! I am so glad you finally found something that works for you! That's fabulous! I have a friend that's been dealing with depression and anxiety, since her dad suddenly passed, and they've not yet found anything that helps her, she's very frustrated. Are you experiencing any of the typical side effects that the FDA lists, such as nausea, dizz...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
wellbutrin and confusion
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I take 300 MG wellbutrin but seems to confuse and disorient me. I am diabetic type 2 and take glimpsed 2 mg., Adderall and opana. Could these be confusing me? ## Hello, El! How are you? Wellbutrin can cause that as a side effect in some people that take it, as reported by the FDA. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, nervousness and insomnia. Most side effects are usually transient and will go away in time, once your body gets used to a medication, but that may take 3 to 4 weeks. However, it they worsen, or don't go away, it could be that it's not the right medication for you and you may have to try something else. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
 

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