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Wellbutrin

Active Ingredient(s): Bupropion
FDA Approved: December 30, 1985
Pharm Company: GLAXOSMITHKLINE
Category: Antidepressant

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Wellbutrin Overview

Bupropion (/bjupropi.n/ bew-PROH-pee-on;[7]) is a drug primarily used as an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Marketed as Wellbutrin, Budeprion, Prexaton, Elontril, Aplenzin, or other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States. Marketed in lower-dose formulations as Zyban, Voxra, or other names, it is also widely used to reduce nicotine cravings by people who are trying to quit smoking. It is taken in the form of pills, and i...

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Wellbutrin and brand names
Do pay attention to the company brand names. I've been on Sandoz brand for years with no problem. In fact, I was doing pretty good. Then my pharmacy closed or retired. The new pharmacy sent me Mylan brand, a blue color with an M non it. They make me lethargic and doped. So generic companies ingredients are not all exactly the same. ## I started taking the blue pill by mylan a week ago and do not like it. It makes me irritable, dizzy, anxious. I was taking the generic brand by Watson before that for 2 weeks and I felt great. Not waking up depressed or feeling down. ## @Just Wanted to Help, You are right, inactive ingredients are not always exactly the same in generics as well as other brand names. It has come to my understanding that they can also have an affect on bioavailability, m...
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What Is The Best Generic Version Of Wellbutrin Xl - Watson or Anchen?
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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has anyone had success with wellbutrin and vybrid but not simultaneously
I just stopped Wellbutrin because it had run its course, now been on Vybrid for 2 weeks it is not helping me at all. Wonder if it is the right "class" of antidepressants for me , Im only experiencing side affects, no happiness at the least bit. ## Hello, Bri! How are you? It may take 4 to 6 weeks for it to reach its full level of efficacy in your body and, if you just abruptly stopped the Wellbutrin, you may also be dealing with some withdrawal and rebound effects, too. Thus, it really would be best to give it a few weeks, before deciding on whether or not it works for you. Its common side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
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going off wellbutrin and on viibryd
I am going off Wellbutrin and have started Viibryd I have terrible lethargy. I feel like I am carrying around 15 pounds of led. Anyone experience this? ## Hello, Bri! How are you? It is likely due to a combination of some withdrawal effects and some new side effects, but things should improve in a few weeks, once your body adjusts. The normal side effects for Viibryd may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
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wellbutrin vs Viibryd
Has anyone had success taking Wellbutrin and Viibrydd but not simultaneously? So far Viibryd is doing nothing for me and I have been on it for two weeks. Only have bad side affects, Wellbutrin worked good for me for years, but ran its course. ## Hello, Bri! How are you? It can take 4 to 6 weeks for these types of medications to reach their full level of effectiveness in your body to see if they are going to work for you. If there is still no effect, after that time period, then you'll likely need to switch to something else. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Purple Wellbutrin 150 Mg Sr Generic By Zyben
I WAS TAKING WELLBUTRIN SR. 150MG X 3 A DAY. THE PILLS WERE PURPLE, AND IN GENERIC, AND LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT ON IT. HOW EVER, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ONE CO. TO ANOTHER, AND GOT YELLOW OR WHITE WELLBUTRIN, AND I GAINED 40 POUNDS IN 7 MONTH TIME. I THINK THE PURUPLE ONES WERE BY ZYBEN BUT I KNOW THEY WERE VERY EFFECTIVE FOR ME. DOES ANY ONE HAD THIS EXPERIANCE LIKE THAT, AND TELL ME WHAT DRUG CO. THEY USED? THANK-YOU, VERED ## Yes, there can be fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient from one company to the other and the inactive ingredients can be completely different. If you gained that much weight, then there's a good chance that you were getting more of the active ingredient than usual, because weight gain can be a normal side effect of th...
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wellbutrin / oxycontin / oxycodone
I am suppose to take 150 mg of Wellbutrin twice a day. I was also prescribed OxyContin 10 mg every 4-6 hours, along with OxyCodone 10mg every 4-6 hours (as needed). So, here is my problem. (Y, the Doctors do know that I am on all 3 of these meds together). I don't know how long I need to wait after taking a Wellbutrin before I can take an Oxy w/o running the risk of Seratonin Syndrome(?). Oxy doesn't make me loopy at all. It hypes me up like Adderall, and that's before I add a Wellbutrin. Can anyone help or advise. My Doctors just say a couple of hours. But, so far, 2 hours isn't working. I need something more precise. How soon can you take an OxyContin after taking an Anti-Depressant??? ## Hello, Alex! How are you? I'm not finding anything about a risk of serotonin ...
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Wellbutrin Generic by Teva vs Watson vs Activis
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...
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Has Anyone Tried The Generic Version Of Wellbutrin Sr Made By Sun Pharma Bupropion Hcl
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 ...
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what is the best generic brand of wellbutrin
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 ...
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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.

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