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.[7][8][9] 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,[10] although in many countries this is an off-label use.[11] 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.[12] Bupropion is taken ...

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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 3 hours ago.
 
Welbutrin XL and gait, balance and falling
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I am on a lot of meds for depression/anxiety. My p-doc started me on Wellbutrin, but all of a sudden, I couldn't walk straight, veered into walls, etc. and fell often. I'm in my upper 70s. My husband insisted this effect started with the Wellbutrin, and convinced my doctor that I have to taper off. Low and behold, about 2 days after stopping, the symptoms disappeared. Has anyone else experienced such a side effect from anything? ## I guess what I'm trying to find out is if anyone has experienced unsteady gait when walking while taking wellbutrin? By unsteady, I mean swerving into walls, balance issues and falling down with no warning, and crashing into furniture. I suffered from these symptoms until I came off the wellbutrin. ## I am very sorry about what you've had to d...
Updated 20 hours ago.
 
PAR Bupropion XL 300MG vs Actavis
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I've been taking the generic brand PAR of Buproion LX 300MG for over 2 years and haven't run into any problems. Walgreens switched the brand to Actavis generic this month and I feel extremely depressed. I plan on seeking medical attention from my doctor right away-- but I'd like to hear about your experiences to not feel so alone. I started taking Actavis around January 15th and I've noticed my mood has completely shifted and no longer feel like myself. PAR seemed to work well for me. Before I switched brands my depression was manageable but now it's out of control. I constantly feel angry, annoyed, and highly irritated and it scares me. Can generic brands of the same exact medication cause your mental health to decline? ## Hi Emma, Sorry to hear about your reaction ...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Can Wellbutrin SR be taken once a day?
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Recently I started taking Wellbutrin SR (generic). I'm prescribed 100 mg twice daily. However, I've been taking been taking all 200 mg once a day in the morning. Ultimately, is the SR version still effective if only taken once a day? Why do people usually take it twice a day? Will I experience any disadvantages by taking it all at once? Today is my 8th day on Wellbutrin. I definitely feel SOME improvement. ## It is usually best to take it twice daily, as directed, due to the fact that its efficacy depends on it being maintained at a certain level in your body. Taking them both, at once, does not provide you a full 24 hours of medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and mood changes. Is there anything else I can help w...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
Wellbutrin Stopped Working- Please help!
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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I am desperate for support and hoping I can get some advice from people who may have had a similar experience. I feel like I'm drowning- like the life has been sucked out of me. I've felt depressed ever since I was 12 years old. I wasn't suicidal, but I felt a general lack of motivation for life. I couldn't find happiness in anything, and just getting out of bed was a struggle most days. At age 21 I decided to do something about it and got a script for the generic version of Wellbutrin XL (300mg) for roughly 2 years. In the beginning it was a miracle drug- I was able to get out of bed in the morning, I was super motivated, lost some weight, and felt like a normal human being- until at some point it stopped working, so I tapered off and even...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
New to Wellbutrin SR
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Okay, I am hoping to get some help. I was on Pristiq 100 mg for the last three years. My insurance now is having a higher co-pay plus I have gained 25 lbs. So the PA switched my to Wellbutrin SR 150mg. It is day three and I feel awful. Very foggy and light headed. Well I found out from her nurse today, that I should not be having any caffeine when I take it. How long will this feeling last?? Anyone have words of wisdom. I am not hungry and that is the good thing. I want to try to stick it out. ## Hi Mojo, Everyone's body handles medication differently so there is no way to know when the side effects will go away for sure.If they haven't gone away in a couple weeks, you might want to speak with your doctor. Feeling light headed obviously isn't normal and may be a sign that yo...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
TBX free drug interactions
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I take Wellbutrin and amphetamine. Is this ok with TBX free? Is there any reason I can't take these medications together? ## Has anyone used TBX Free while taking antidepressants? If so did you have problems? I'm worried about complications. ## I was unfortunately unable to locate any specific reference of a drug interaction between TBX and other medications, I think, primarily because its active ingredient (Cytisine) is a plant derived alkaloid that's non-existent in standard Western medical literature. That said, if it were me I'd probably try to get in touch with the prescribing doctor as well as a naturopathic doctor just to cover all bases. Please post back with any updates on how things work out. ## I ordered some TBX free online to stop smoking. When I received it...
Updated 28 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 1 month ago.
 
Wellbutrin XL .. not losing weight anymore?
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>>>>26 yo female - 450mg once daily<<<< I've been on Wellbutrin for proabably about a year and a half and it helps so much with depression and it helped me lose weight! The pounds were dropping! I also was doing weight watchers but even when I ate horrible I would lose or not gain, at all! Now.... it's not helping me with weight loss? My depression is at bay but it's not helping me keep weight off anymore... has anyone else have this happen? Idk what to do... advice please. ## Wellbutrin by itself is generally weight neutral and doesn't cause weight gain, or weight loss. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and mood changes. Has anything else changed, such as your diet, or activity level...
Updated 1 month 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 2 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: (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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Wellbutrin program discontinued at Direct Success Pharmacy I've been getting name brand Wellbutrin XL 300 from Direct Success Pharmacy for several years, but I just found out ... 41 replies
Wellbutrin xl dosage increase I started taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin xl for anxiety. My first two days were tough with increased symptoms, which the ph... 32 replies
Wellbutrin Stopped Working- Please help! Hi, I'm new to this forum. I am desperate for support and hoping I can get some advice from people who may have had ... 10 replies
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 b... 7 replies
Wellbutrin is no Longer Working | Depression I've been taking Wellbutrin for 7 years. Over the years my doctor has increased the dosage to combat the loss of eff... 6 replies
wellbutrin and hair loss has anyone had a hair loss from takeing wellbutrin? ## YES I SURELY HAVE ## i have been on 300mg of Wellbutrin for about... 6 replies
Wellbutrin/side effect Has anyone experienced diarrhea? I switched from XL dosing, to the 75mg tabs, and when I eat, I have stomach pain, and a... 6 replies
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Wellbutrin 300mg sr doing nothing after it used to work for me in the past. 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).... 4 replies
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