Wellbutrin XL

Active Ingredient(s): Bupropion
FDA Approved: * August 29, 2003
Pharm Company: * SMITHKLINE BEECHAM
Category: Antidepressant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Wellbutrin XL Overview

Bupropion is a medication primarily used as an antidepressant and smoking cessation aid.[6][7][8] It is marketed as Wellbutrin and Zyban among other trade names. It is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States and Canada,[9] although in many countries this is an off-label use.[10] It is an effective antidepressant on its own, but is also popular as an add-on medication in cases of incomplete response to first-line SSRI antidepressants.[11] Bupropion is taken i...

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Wellbutrin xl dosage increase
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I started taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin xl for anxiety. My first two days were tough with increased symptoms, which the pharmacist had already warned me of. The horrible side effects got less and less as the days progressed. By day 8 I was feeling great, anxiety was still lingering, not as bad. On day 13, I started the 300 mg, that was 7 days ago. I take it every morning at 8am. I am feeling good in the morning and every day around 1pm I start feeling horrible. Suddenly I am feeling drugged, dizzy, nauseous and disoriented. I continued to take it hoping these side effects would taper off like they did with the 150 mg, but it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I am still feeling as horrible now as I did when I first started the dosage increase. Do I just need to give it some more t...
Updated 19 hours ago.
 
Generic Wellbutrin XL and Zoloft
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I have been tapering off Zoloft 100mg and switching to generic Wellbutrin XL 300mg. I gradually went off the Zoloft over a two week period and then started the Wellbutrin XL and I am having bad mood changes and I cry almost everyday. I have picking fights with my husband and being completly unreasonable. I took 15mg of Zoloft and it made me fell a little bit more normal. Has anyone had this experience with genaric Wellbutrin XL? Any advice would help!! ## It seems like lots of people experience these types of effects when changing from one antidepressant to another. I had a simular experence when changing from cymbalta to viibryd . I quit the viibryd and started to taper off cymbalta . I am going 2 start the wellbutrin in a week or so. ## I have experienced it and my doctor had to presc...
Updated 1 day ago.
 
Pill 142 300 mg actavis
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I was just switched from taking 2 150 mg to 1 300mg (pill 142 ) I know lots of complaints about generics - anyone take the 142 300mg pill ? How did you feel ?? Thanks ;) ## I have been on the Actavis brand ONLY (since I've had trouble with many other generic manufacturers) for about a year and it has worked beautifully - I've never felt better ... until I got a new bottle a month ago and started having depression symptoms again. I came to this board to see if anyone else is experiencing this. There are no real situational/life factors to pin this on. My psych thinks it's s***ty generic manufacturing, so we're going to try PAR, which I tried before and didn't like, but we'll see. How has your experience been? ## Hi Erin - I have been taking the 300mg Actavis brand...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
Zydus (Zygenerics) version of Wellbutrin 300 mg XL -
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I had a huge problem with a generic before (TEVA) and have been paying a larger co-pay for brand.....I was wondering if anyone had any info on the Zydus version. Thank You ## I have been taking Zydus bupropion xl for about two weeks. I don't think it is as effective, and I feel 'zaps'--not sure how to explain that, sortof like twitches. I have felt horrible. ## According to the US National Library of Medicine, Zydus's generic Bupropion is actually manufactured by Cadila Healthcare Ltd., based out of Ahmedabad, India. Zydus simply acts as their distributor with a local headquarters in Pennington, NJ. Each tablet reportedly contains the following set of inactive ingredients: hypromelloses, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid, polyethylene glycols , triethyl citrate, povid...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
Bupropion and decreased alcohol consumption
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I've recently started bupropion, it's been a few weeks. I think I experienced every single side effect the drug had over the first few days but all is good now. I'm not depressed, nor do I have anxiety. I was actually hoping that maybe it'd make me happier but it hasn't done a single thing to my mood or drive; positive or by negative. I started taking it to quit smoking and I really enjoy it more than chantex as the drug makes me make the decision to stop smoking. It's decreased my cravings and side effects of quitting. I've noticed also that I have a dramatically reduced urge to drink. Even if I begin drinking I don't over do it, but typically I just have no interest in drinking. I find this amazing because, not that I'd admit it publicly, but I thin...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Side effects to wellbutrin
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So I have been on Lexapro 10mg for a few years and I didnt feel as if it was helping me at all. Plus I was always tired and gaining weight. My doctor suggested switching to wellbutrin. He told me to take a 150mg wellbutrin and lower my Lexapro dose to 5mg for 2 weeks, then to take 300mg wellbutrin and stop Lexapro. I am almost at the 2 week make and I feel like I have so many side effects and I don't know if it's withdrawal or the new meds, or a combo of both, or maybe I am getting sick? I have headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, lightheaded, out of it, dry mouth, stomach pain, gas, jittery, and heart palpitations at times. I'm afraid to start the 300mg and stop the Lexapro in a few days. Do these sound like symptoms of the withdrawal and starting up those drugs? Its not go...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Wellbutrin XL 300mg and Hairloss
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I've been taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg since the middle of March and for the last month or so I've noticed I'm losing a lot of hair and my hair has thinned out a lot. It's getting to the point that I'm scared of brushing it. Does anyone know if this will get better or will I have to quit the medication? I really like how well Wellbutrin works but I don't want to be bald! ## Hello, Cheyenne! How are you? Yes, as reported by the U.S. FDA, this medication has been known to cause hair loss, in some people that take it, you may also experience dizziness, headache and mood swings. However yes, it should go away, once you stop taking the medication. But, rather than stopping abruptly, you should consult your doctor about tapering it, or switching to a different medication...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Generic Bupropion HCL XL
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My Dr. took me off the Wellbruetin because it was making me sick. I have been taking the Generic kind. I just got a new refill, Generic Bupropion but they look just like the Wellbretins & my stomache pain has come back. I need help, What do the Generic Brpropion look like? ## I started taking the generic Wellbutrin 2xday, I had stomach aches, nausa, dizzy, mouth sores and funky taste in my mouth and profuse sweating. I had the non-generic before. After 3 wks, call pharm, he suggested LX once a day, which I was on last, but didn't relize it was now generic. Dr. send new perscription and within 1wk,all those horrible symptons were gone!! This is the generic XL and I am doing fine! ## The way they look can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so there is no way I could describe ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Wellbutrin xl question
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I started on bupropion xl 300 (brand zydus) on sept 14th this year for depression. It helped gradually over the month and by one month in I was feeling alot better. I went to pick up my refill and didnt notice until I got home that they gave me a different brand. It was bupropion xl 300 (brand actavis). While taking this new brand I seemed to gradually be getting my depression feelings back. I then found direct success and my doctor sent in a prescription for the brand name wellbutrin xl 300. I took it only 3 days but it was almost like I was not taking anything. I had all my symptoms back! Should I continue on the brand name because everyone says it's the best or go back to the one that worked? I am so confused as to why the brand name wellbutrin works so well for everyone but me. ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
wellbutrin - no period yet
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I am prescribed wellbutrin 150 my XL. First month took 1 tab once a day. Got my period. Month two: I took tab every other day because of the other side effects (almost all of them except for seizures and other really serious one... even had a metallic taste in my mouth)... got my period. Following month I took one tab every day ... no period... I had to start taking birth control so i could "manipulate" my period ( romantic get away). This month taking the one tab daily ... now I am 4 days late. Took a pregnancy test ($ 4 Walmart brand) day after missed period... got a negative. I was told by a Nurse that it was too early to take the test and that is why I got a negative. She suggested wait at least 7-10 days and test again. Any thoughts, any advice, any medical professionals ou...
Updated 9 months ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Bupropion
  • Tablet: 100mg, 200mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 150mg, 174mg, 200mg, 300mg, 348mg, 450mg, 50mg, 522mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Wellbutrin XL: (10 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0187-0730 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-0731 Wellbutrin XL 300 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 16590-246 Wellbutrin XL 300 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-137 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-138 Wellbutrin XL 300 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49999-774 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-4935 Wellbutrin XL 300 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5010 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55700-018 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 64455-731 Wellbutrin XL 300 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals

Other drugs which contain Bupropion or a similar ingredient: (10 results)


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wellbutrin xl 300 mg i feel agitated, feel like just crying all the time, snappy and anxiety is at a high ## I took Wellbutrin for years and ... 2 replies
wellbutrin xl withdrawal Can I just stop taking 150 mg xl wellbutrin, it is my second day off and I do t feel too bad. Are the withdrawal effects... 2 replies
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Wellbutrin xl 300 how do you taper from 300 Wellbutrin xl to Wellbutrin 150xl? Thank you. Pat ## @Pat, This type of information is usually... 1 reply
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