Wellbutrin

Active Ingredient(s): Bupropion
FDA Approved: * December 30, 1985
Pharm Company: * GLAXOSMITHKLINE
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 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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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...
Updated 14 hours ago.
 
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 21 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 14 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 19 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 21 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 21 days 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 29 days 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 29 days 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.
 

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: (14 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0173-0135 12 Hr Wellbutrin 150 mg Extended Release Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0177 Wellbutrin 75 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0178 Wellbutrin 100 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0722 Wellbutrin Sr 200 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 0173-0947 Wellbutrin Sr 100 mg 12 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC
  • 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
  • 49999-774 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 52125-825 Wellbutrin 100 mg/1 Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 55700-018 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 61786-116 Wellbutrin 75 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 64455-730 Wellbutrin XL 150 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals
  • 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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