Active Ingredient(s): Bupropion
FDA Approved: * December 30, 1985
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 (/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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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 1 day 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 8 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 9 days ago.
Why is my Wellbutrin suddenly making me feel out of it? Could something be wrong with the release mechanism?
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I've been taking generic Wellbutrin XL , made by Par pharmaceuticals, for the past months. Has always worked great, no problems. Last week I went to CVS to pick up a refill , and they gave me the same tablets as always, made by Par pharmaceuticals. But all of a sudden, after I take it, I feel really good for about 3 hours and then all of a sudden my mood plummets and I feel foggy and confused for the rest of the day. Could Par have changed something about their release mechanism? Is that possible? I've never had issues with them until now. This has never happened before. I can't figure out what's going on ## Hi Vin, I read an article not too long ago that they had a recall on Wellbutrin because of the new formula was not working, at all. The guy who wrote it has a radio ...
Updated 10 days ago.
Sun Pharma Bupropion causing bladder issues
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Anyone else have bladder pain or burning with the Sun Pharma Bupropion SR? I was recently switched from another generic and the side effects immediately began. I have had no other medical, medicinal, or lifestyle changes. The symptoms present very similar to interstitial cystitis. I'm working with a urologist now to rule out any other cause. ## The FDA lists that this medication may cause urinary tract infections, as a side effect. Has your doctor checked for that? It's also been known to cause other urinary tract disorders, so yes, there is a chance that it's from the medication. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. ## Yes, we've checked for UTI's. At this point it's being labeled as cyctitis (though not bacteria ind...
Updated 12 days ago.
Sun Pharma Bupropion (White Round Pill labeled 737) questions
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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 14 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 23 days ago.
Wellbutrin XL
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anti anxiety ## I am trying to figure out how to get off of the Wellbutrin xl 15o mg. i take 1 per day in the morning. It is making me throw up. I am going to start splitting it in half for a week. Then I am going to stop it all together the next week.
Updated 1 month ago.
Wellbutrin or Zyban??
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Please help me to understand exactly what drug I'm really taking. I was prescribed Wellbutrin, but was given Bupropion HCL. At the bottom of the bottle, it says substituted for Wellbutrin TBS B/W. When I look up Bupropion HCL I'm shown Zyban. Thank you for any help. ## Hello, Mimi! How are you? They are all the same. Wellbutrin and Zyban are both just brand names for Bupropion. The FDA lists it as being an antidepressant that can also help with smoking cessation. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia and nervousness. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi, Sweetie, I'm doing okay, thanks. I appreciate your advice. Embarrassing question, will it cause very bad gas also? ## You're very welcome! And yes, it can do that i...
Updated 1 month ago.
Wellbutrin XL 150 generic
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Ive been prescribed Wellbutrin xl 150 once daily for perimenapausal symptoms, mainly severe hot flashes. Today is my 11th day. Can anyone tell me please how long I should give this dose. To date I don't see that its helped. After reading many stories on this forum, it sounds like I should give it some time. ## It should take you more or less one month for the Wellbutrin XL to really get going/kick in and for you to actually feel its effects on a continual basis. If you are worried about it not kicking in fast enough, there are always non XL (XL signifies extended release, which stays longer in your body, but is realized over an extension of time throughout your body to help promote a more consistent & longer lasting effect) versions which would basically be released immediately ...
Updated 2 months 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
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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