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

Wellbutrin Overview

Bupropion (/bjupropi.n/, bew-PROH-pee-on) is a drug primarily used as an antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Marketed as Wellbutrin and Zyban among other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States,[7] although in many English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, this is an off-label use.[8] It is also widely used to aid people who are trying to quit smoking.[7] It is taken in the form of tablets, ...

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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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Tablets - Nuzak
Hi I am on Nuzak and feel I have no energy I stay tired. I am on Nuzak about 8months. I also have gained weight and eat less but still pick up weight. I was on wellbutrin before but went off and my Dr recommended me to go back on Nuzak. I struggle to get through the day and feel sleepy mostly. I also have no libido. Weekends I just want to rest to be able to cope for the week that lies ahead. I feel very exhausted and hate feeling this way. What would you suggest?
Updated 7 days ago.
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 effectiveness due to tolerance. Now, it no longer works. I'm bedridden, have stopped working and have trouble with activities that involve movement, like washing dishes. Doing laundry is a huge accomplishment. Anyway, I've been on imipramine for 7 years, a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) of the dibenzazepine group. Anyway, I'm curious about Selegiline, an MAO-B, (its also calledAnipryl, L-deprenyl, Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar). Has anyone tried it to boost Wellbutrin? How about something to boost acetylcholine? How about COMT? It's critical that I get something like Wellbutrin to work. What is the standard replacement? What are some on the synergetic boosters?...
Updated 7 days ago.
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lexamil 10mg and alcohol
Hi! I am on lexamil 5 mg daily for a week before that wellbutrin 150 mg and 5 mg lexamil for 4 weeks before that wellbutrin 300 mg for 2 years. Weaning from the Wellbutrin because dr feels that it increases my anxiety, which is my main problem. Can these meds lead to alcohol blackouts? One minute fine to next minute waking up with memory loss. My memory is really bad on day to day basis. Also need to know will i pick up weight with lexamil?
Updated 29 days ago.
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 ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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how can i find out where my prescription medicine is manufactured
Can't seem to find wellbutrin substitute made in the USA. Also, where are meds by Teva made? ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? Where they are actually manufactured doesn't matter. As long as they are approved by FDA, they have had to meet the same efficacy and quality standards as all others that are on the market here. As to where a particular one is manufactured, what are the markings on it? That is what would enable me to check this information for you. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and headache.
Updated 1 month ago.
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is ict ethical the maker of wellbutrin xl 2013
I have tried at least 15 meds over many years for major depression & wellbutrin is the only one that ever worked. The immediate release and the SR versions increased my problems w/anxiety, so the Dr. put me on 2pills in am of the XL 150 mg. version, and it has helped me have a life, not commit suicide, etc. Since insurers no longer want to pay for brand-name, I also tried wellbutrin XL150 mg, 2 pills in am from all 4 of the remaining generic mfgs , over the course of at least 6 mos. Felt pretty bad but hung on as I thot there was a lite at the end of the tunnel. 3 generics hd no effect, 1 had at most a quarter of the efficacy of the brand name. I don't have the name of the better one at hand, but when I find it I could post it here...Now I have a new HMO and they won't give ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Sun Pharma Bupropion (White Round Pill labeled 737) questions
Hello! I recently was switched to the the Sun Pharma version of my Bupropion SR and wanted to know if anyone has experiened or heard of trouble with them. So far, they seem to be doing the job, but I recently have developed some upper (not stomach) abdominal pain which cannot be really pinpointed to anything. (Closest so far is a pinched nerve round the rib cage) Until recently I hadn't really concidered if the switch in medicine could be the reason. Any feedback on this brand's version of Wellbutrin? As a sidenote, I had been taking the Watson version(WPI 839)for about 2 -3 years with no problems, and previously had an extremely poor reaction to Teva (an extreme crash). I've never been lucky enough to afford the read deal so cannot offer any comparisons with that. ## Hello,...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Question about Wellbutrin (generic), dosage and use.
I have a few questions regarding a medication I recently started. I was prescribed Wellbutrin, and the medication I received has the title "Bupropion HCL 75 mg" (I'm assuming this is the generic version). 1) On several online forums and medical dictionaries etc, there is a lot of mention of SR, XL, etc... How do I know whether the medicine I have is Suspended Release, or Extended release? 2) Under the guidance of my doctor, we are slowly beginning to up my daily dose. I have been taking one 75 mg pill in the morning for the past 7 days. Now I am supposed to double this, taking two pills per day. What is the best/safest/most effective way for me to take this medication? Should I be taking them both together in the morning, i.e two 75 mg pills? Or should I be spacing them out,...
Updated 2 months ago.
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what I better mylan wellbutrin.
Or is valeant wellbutrin better,my wife has depression and its my land brand and I'm trying to quit smoking and mild depression. ## Just wondering if mylan wellbutrin is as good as valeant wellbutrin. I here a lot of bad stuff about mylan so can someone tell me if generic mylan is as good as valeant,I only have to pay $16 for valeant brand and mylan is fully covered. ## Hello, RayRayJr! How are you? In the years I've spent on sites like this, I've heard very, very few complaints about anything manufactured by Mylan. I've even taken quite a few of their medications myself and they worked just fine. This one may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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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