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

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Bupropion (/bjupropi.n/ bew-PROH-pee-on;[7]) is a drug primarily used as an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. Marketed as Wellbutrin, Budeprion, Prexaton, Elontril, Aplenzin, or other trade names, it is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States. Marketed in lower-dose formulations as Zyban, Voxra, or other names, it is also widely used to reduce nicotine cravings by people who are trying to quit smoking. It is taken in the form of pills, and i...

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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...
Updated 4 hours ago.
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I Am Trying To Find Out What Kind Off Pill Have
the pill is round and blue and on one side it has GG 929 ORSOMETHING IT WAS IN WITH MY BOTTEL OF WELLBUTRIN? ## Hi Joe, The pill you're describing is actually identified as Bupropion hydrochloride (75 mg); a generic for Wellbutrin. Manufacturer: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc. National Drug Code (NDC): 00781-1053 Learn More: Bupropion Details I hope this helps! ## the pill has G3721 light blue long looks like a fut ball ## My mom doesn't know which medicine is which and she lost her bottle, the pill she has is a long round white with A 333 on one side blank on the other
Updated 21 hours ago.
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what is the best generic brand of wellbutrin
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 3 days ago.
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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). 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 4 days ago.
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Intermittant vomiting on Wellbrutrin
I was on Wellbrutrin about 12 years ago and experienced severe nausia for weeks before giving up. A subsequent doctor convinced me to try it again. I has frequent nausea that seemed to ease after a few weeks. Shortly thereafter I experienced cyclical vomiting about every 4-5 weeks. It would last from a few hours to a few days. The doctor said it didn't make sense that Wellbutrin is the cause. I went on that way for a year until I began a clinical trial requiring me to stop Wellbutrin. The vomiting stopped. Months later, after the clinical trial, I restarted Wellbutrin. The vomiting began again within 3 weeks. Has anyone else had a similiar experience?
Updated 9 days ago.
wellbutrin side effects
depression ## trileptal ## For years on wellbutrin I've complained of chronic adult acne, insomnia, and tons of anxiety and uncontrollable carb eating problems. Many many doctors. Off the wellbutrin for 4 weeks - on my own, no anxiety, , beautiful skin, weight loss, controllable eating and at last good sleep. I found this out on my own ## I took a ua and it came back positive for meth and I don't do any kind of drugs. can any of my meds cause this. I take wellbutrin bupropion 75mg and morph 30 nexium 40 gabapatin 400
Updated 13 days 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 21 days ago.
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wellbutrin xl withdrawal
Can I just stop taking 150 mg xl wellbutrin, it is my second day off and I do t feel too bad. Are the withdrawal effects yet to come. My pharmacist told me to take one and then skip one and so on till I was finished, but I have read that is not a good idea. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ## My pdoc wanted to wean me off of 150 mg Wellbutrin XL completely. But she told me that taking it every other day would be too much of a jump. Instead, I should take 150 mg one day and 75 mg the next. However, brand Wellbutrin XL is not available in 75 mg dosage and you can't cut a 150 mg XL pill in half. She suggested that I try one of the generics which was available in 75 mg dosage. The only generic I was tolerant of was TEVA Budeprion XL. But the FDA pulled it from the market an...
Updated 22 days ago.
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Generic for Wellbutrin 150 mg SR ## Sorry, I cannot find this listed anywhere. ## What country did you get this medicine from? Does not appear to be a U.S. brand name. ## Bupropion HCL SR manufactured by WATSO is the generic for Wellbutrin SR. Bupropion HCL ER by EONLB is another substitute. A new drug was approved a few weeks ago but I believe it is in direct competition with Wellbutrin. Regards. ## Actavissou: sold by Walmarts as a generic for Wellbutrin SR Bupropoin 150MG. Help? Can Not find where it is is not WATSON asc earlier posted stated. ## I recently got Bupropion SR 2/150 mg in the morning at Walmart, Actavissou maker. I was on 300 mg in the morning, maker Watson. The Watson worked great, now on this Actavissou brand I'm a basket case. I'm worse than before I...
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Has anyone here tried Aplenzin?
Has anyone here tried Aplenzin? If so, what were the results? This appears to be a very close alternative to Wellbutrin XL; however it uses bupropion hydrobromide in lieu of bupropion hydrochloride. URL: ## Hello, Matt! How are you? When it comes down to the basics, the hydrobromide and hydrochloride only mean something on a chemical level and aren't relevant to the actual action and efficacy of the medication. They just denote the chemical salt that the medication is derived from. Thus, it's not really an alternative to Wellbutrin, because it is still the same medication, just formulated slightly differently and made by a different company. 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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