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

Wellbutrin Overview

Bupropion (/bjupropi.n/ bew-PROH-pee-on) (BAN) or bupropion hydrochloride (USAN, BAN), also known as amfebutamone (INN), is a drug of the aminoketone family primarily used as an antidepressant and smoking cessation aid.[8][9][10] Marketed as Wellbutrin and other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States,[11] although in many English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, this is an off-label use.[12] It ...

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wellbutrin xl 300 mg
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i feel agitated, feel like just crying all the time, snappy and anxiety is at a high ## I took Wellbutrin for years and one effect is anxiety. I had anxiety about anything and everything-it never stopped--till i stopped wellbutrin. Now I feel normal again. ## Bupropion xl 300 mfg zydus has horrible side effects... don't take! Gained weight, makes u bloated...
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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 12 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 28 days ago.
Lexapro 10mg and Wellbutrin 150 together
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has anyone taken lexapro 10mg and Wellbutrin together? I've been on lexapro for 6mon. Love it but doesn't seem to be working. Small case of anxiety and depression are coming back. Dr just put me on Wellbutrin. Afraid to take it because of the possible side effects. had none with lexapro. Just felt better within 4 days ## Hello, Melanie! How are you? Actually, it's advised that these two medications not be taken together. The Lexapro tends to increase the toxicity of the Wellbutrin, which could cause life threatening issues. Are you seeing a specialist or just a PCP? The typical side effects of Wellbutrin, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness and insomnia.
Updated 30 days ago.
Taking Wellbutrin And Prozac Together
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is it safe to take wellbutrin and prozac together ## They can be used together, however, it may increase the risk of seizures, so a doctor does have to carefully consider the dosage that is used, because the higher the dosage of Wellbutrin/Bupropion, the greater the risk involved. These medications may cause other side effects, such as: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and weight gain. More details: Are there any other comments or questions? ## About 3 wks ago I started taking generic wellbutrin 100 mg twice a day. I am still having crying episodes, getting upset easily and having trouble sleeping. I am feeling like I either need a dose increase or to add a different medication along with the wellbutrin. I liked Cymbalta a lot....except for the side effects. Does anyone have any ideas? ## ...
Updated 1 month ago.
Antidepressant Combination
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I have been on Welbutrin 150mg for a few years and may need to add another antidepressant now. 300 mg is too much for me and doesn't work. I was given Lexepro 10mg but do not want to continue with this drug. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I could take that wouldn't have the horrific side and withdrawal effects of Lexepro? My issue is depression. Appreciate any feedback. ## Hello, Cassie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. What type of doctor are you consulting? I think a specialist would be best, because many of the other antidepressant react badly with the Wellbutrin, they tend to increase its toxicity, which could be dangerous. You might be able to aid a low dose of a medication like Abilify, which is approved to augment that act...
Updated 1 month ago.
Wellbutrin HCL 150mg SA VA Product
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VA doc has me on 2xwellbutrin hcl 150mg SA (VA Product)tabs a day - been on for 20 days. Side effects are kicking my butt. He said I can quit by taking 1 tab in the morning for 3 days and then just quitting - sounds 'cold turkey' to me. He also agreed that if I wanted to I could cut my dose back to a single tab in the AM. I see him again on June 9. Am I correct that 'SA' tabs cannot be divided? If I was going taper it seems that would be the way to go but I've read you not supposed to divide them. PERIOD! Also taking 2-1/2 5mg Valium tabs daily - will be dropping back to 2 a day in about 10 days ## Hello, Skip! How are you? That is correct, you cannot cut, crush or chew time released medications, because that could result in overdose from your getting too much of the...
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.
wellbutrin feeling mental clarity and planning abilities
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Hi Gang, I have ADD, a PhD and depression that seems to be rooted in the ADD... Like I have great ideas but 1. I disagree with myself about what to do first and 2. I have a hard time estimating time and so have a hard time organizing my days. On Wellbutrin 150 mg now for 1.5 months and I feel great, no big difference except some killer headaches at first and feeling thirsty a lot. Drinking water helps a lot! Haha. So I feel like I can plan my days better. I feel like "this afternoon" is a real thing, instead of this black hole in my mind. The days seem longer. And when I think back, each day feels like 3 days. Is thus the effect I am supposed to get? I feel like my ADD is being subtly molded into a manageable condition. ## Hey melster, that sounds promising. I also have add and ...
Updated 1 month ago.
side effects of lexamil
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Hi, I am 48 years old. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar 2. I have been using Cipralex 10mg together wilth Wellbutrin. Since the last quarter of 2008 Cipralex was no longer available in SA. At the moment I am gaining weight and as I am short and do suffer from asthma and a heart defect, this is very uncomfortable. At the moment I'm living in Mali where there are no doctors available that who are specialised how to treat this situation. Any suggestions? Thank you. ## I don't understand why people say Lexamil makes one put on weight. Is it that it stimulates your appetite and therefore one is prone to put on weight or do the kilo's just pile on out of nowhere? Thanks! ## Please help - iam on camcolit and lexamil since ive taken them from last wednesday I dont feel well this m...
Updated 1 month ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 100mg, 200mg, 50mg, 75mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 150mg, 174mg, 200mg, 300mg, 348mg, 450mg, 50mg, 522mg
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