Generic Bupropion Hcl Xl

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Ann Says:

My Dr. took me off the Wellbutrin because it was making me sick. I have been taking the Generic kind. I just got a new refill, Generic Bupropion but they look just like the Wellbutrin & my stomach pain has come back. I need help. What do the Generic Bupropion look like?

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Nova Says:

I started taking the generic Wellbutrin 2xday, I had stomach aches, nausa, dizzy, mouth sores and funky taste in my mouth and profuse sweating. I had the non-generic before. After 3 wks, call pharm, he suggested LX once a day, which I was on last, but didn't relize it was now generic. Dr. send new perscription and within 1wk,all those horrible symptons were gone!! This is the generic XL and I am doing fine!

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Verwon Says:

The way they look can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so there is no way I could describe them all.

However, the active ingredient, Bupropion is the same, so if you had problems with the name brand, this will not likely change with a generic.

Common side effects my include: nausea, drowsiness, sweating and headache.

You can read more here:


Is there anything else I can help you with?

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single dutch Says:

Was described wellbutrin last wednesday. Started taking the generic version bupropion hcl lx 300mg on Thursday morning.I was doing fine the first day however starting Friday I was feeling real bad. nausea,headache,diarhea,light headed and thought I was going to pass out. Did not sleep very well that night. Even though I was feeling bad did take it again that Saturday. Regretted it, felt even worse that day with similar symptoms. Did not take it on Sunday and researched it online and found out that a single dosage should ever exceed 150mg. So why did this doctor perscribed me a 300mg pill? called and left a message today to speak with him but my call was never returned. What do I need to do? Confused and still feeling a little bad.

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GC in Texas Says:

I started taking Watson Bupropion SCL XL (generic Wellbutrin XL) two days ago. I was prescribed 150 mg every other day as a starting dosage for issues with ability to focus and problems with having the drive to accomplish everyday tasks. I took my second pill this morning.

I've had some problems today that I've not experienced in many years, and wondered whether this medication is the reason, so I looked online. After reading comments, it seems that what I thought was hardlin possible is indeed possible. After taking just two tablets, I'm experiencing problems that I consider serious enough to stop the medication -- sudden complete exhaustion. moodiness (*****iness, that is), and a crying spell over a very minor glitch in plans for an event I'm helping to organize.
I sincerely appreciate the input from everyone and am glad to realize it's not just me but rather the medicine. Of course I will report this to my physician and change to brand name Wellbutrin to see whether that helps.

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Susanna Says:

I occaitionally have severe irratibility, and Grouchiness, but after that passes in a day or two my moods level and I am pleasant company again. Has Bupropion SR 150mg. ,turned me bi-polar ?

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Susanna Says:

Also having Grouchiness and euphoria, am I now Bi-polar?

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Jonnycox Says:

Dear, "single dutch"

I used to take the 300 mg Wellbutrin (after about a year of being on the 150mg, my Dr, with my request, upped it to the 300mg) and it just felt to me like a stronger dosage (as probably intended) which worked perfect since the 150 mg had stopped performing for me.

Anyways, my point is that DR's can absolutely perscribe the 300mg Wellbutrin if they think that's what the patient needs.

The reason the FDA won't allow anything over 300mg Bupropion, is due to risk of seizure in the patient. When Wellbutrin first hit the market, it came in up to 600mg forms, and that's when there were obvious problems. It's been on the market in th US since 1985, but there's been many doage adjustments due to negative side-effects, but from what I understand, those side-effects are often caused by a dosage that's too high.

Now, from the symptoms you mentioned (nausea, headache, diarrhea, light headed), personally, I think you may just be on the wrong anti-depressant - assuming you're taking Wellbutrin for depression. One thing to remember, and I'm sure you've heard this from your Dr, is that the different types of anti-depressant work quite differently. I only know this from personal experience and listening to my friends and close family about their experience with different types. My mom, for example, tried Wellbutrin, and it was one of the worst medications she's ever had. It made her have anxiety attacks, mood swings, shakes, etc... While, for me, Wellbutrin is a wonder drug. It helps my depression more than I ever thought any medication could, as well as my back pain, which I've been taking high doses of pain meds for over a year now (which I need to slowly get off of), as well as curbing my cigarette smoking urge.

On the other hand, I took Lexapro, Prozac, and Paxil BEFORE I was put on Wellbutrin, and ALL of those anti-depressants made me feel like jumping off a bridge. I had the same problems my Mom had when she was on Wellbutrin.

I would definitely talk to your Dr asap and let him/her know how you feel when you take it. It may just be the 300mg factor, OR you may be on the wrong type of anti-depressant. It's hard finding the right one for your own body (going through the negative affects of others can be unbearable at times), but once you do, it can change your whole outlook on life.

I wish you the best of luck!

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Monica Says:

Cut your tablet in half, I'm taking 150mg and Im doing fine.
A little drowsy, but fling well.

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Dan Says:

In the future Monica I would not cut any Wellbutrin tablets in half. The Wellbutrin XL, SR are time release tablets and could cause a seizure or release the medication to fast into your body.

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Jcat852003 Says:

I agree, I'm on buporpion 300 xl once a day for 4 mos. Now. I don't feel any different I found myself crying for no reason the other day. Anyways I chewed on it and I felt kinda tweaky and avoided eye contact with anyone. I'll never do that again. I emailed my Doc to see if there is anything else she can prescribe me, as long as I don't gain weight. Btw I do notice that the smell of cigarettes disgusts me. I would socially smoke only when I drink but now when I drink I avoid being near it cuz it makes me sick.

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stephen Says:

i have just started taking the generic med bupropion hcl 150 mg i am experiencing fatiuge motor funcions are sloe and bouts with anger i tend to lash out i had anger problems any way but could control what i said or did since taking this new med that i take with lamintrogil 400 mg twice a day i fly off the handle my mouth is dry my thought are scarterd i am tired all the time i was prescibed this med to keep me alert i had been taking anpetamine salts and that was making me sleepy also

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tina Says:

there are so many different types of generic wellbutrin, im a little confused. i just rec the bupropion HCL XL 150mg and told to take 1 tab a day for 5 days then 2 a day thereafter. my original prescription was for "wellbutrin 1504 od x 3 then 1 x 2 a day." is this generic a correct dosage substitute? Help. very confused. Is the generic stronger than the original maybe?

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Kathy Says:

I developed a skin rash with 2 large blisters. I thought it was a rash developed by the rubbing of my clothes
while bicycle riding in very hot weather. The rash developed around the areas of my helmet, sun visor,
waist, and in between my legs. At first I thought it was a heat rash but I read one of the side effects is a rash.
Does anyone else have this problem or do you think this was caused by a heat rash.

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kym Says:

taking 150 mg sr bupropion for almost 2 weeks now. the other day i noticed a rash under my right boob. thought it was my bra. maybe not. never happened before.

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Jeannine Says:

I suffer from depression and have had 7 years of success using Wellbutrin 300XL since 09/30/2000. Insurance switched me to generic budeprion XL (Teva) beginning 05/16/2007. By 06/03/2007, I started having hallucinations of blacking out (or actual blacking out) for short periods of time. Dizziness, extreme anxiety, fatigue, and depression followed. While driving, I jumped the curb of a very familiar turn in my neighborhood and blew out my car's tire. On 07/02/2007 Dr. J decided to put me back on Wellbutrin 300 XL. Within days, I returned to normal. A recent article in Newsweek (Oct 13, 2008) by Mary Carmichael about generics mentioned that the FDA is investigating the generic Wellbutrin and prompted me to add my name to the petition.

I sent this info to the FDA in a formal complaint.

Later a doctor from Teva called and interviewed me by phone to ask me about my experience with the Teva budeprion.

I later tried Watson bupropion hcl 300mg and immediately felt like I had on Wellbutrin. There are more manufacturers now, but I'm afraid to switch from Watson.

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Bree Says:

Hi. I was recently prescribed Watson brand Bupropion hcl xl for my Major Depressive Disorder. The first four days I was taking one tablet of 150mg then began taking two pills and it's been a total of eight days. I feel overall less depressed and a lot more energetic. However, I started experiencing ringing in my ears, small tremors in my hands, and an increase in anxiety. Also, today I had a particularly bad depressive episode where my mood was significantly more depressed than I have previously experienced and I even began shaking. I'm not sure if I should go back to taking one pill a day or if I need to stop this med all together. I will call the doctor on Monday.

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Nancy Says:

I take 300 hcl buproppion xl a day for depression along w 150 mg generic effexor daily. Was wondering if i took 2 bupropion pills at same time does it have any affect or none because of xl ?

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Debbie Says:

I just received a Rx for Watson BuPROPion Hycrochloride (XL) and am scared to take one. I have tried other antidepressants and hated them. Some of them made me feel phsychotic; I would much rather be depressed than have my head messed up with drugs.

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Snowbunnytx Says:

Your not supose to cut it in half ever, there is a big warning on the papers you get with your medication. I would highly advise not to cut in half unless your dr prescribed the kind u cam and told u too cut in half.

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Diane Says:

Did your doc tell you to take 2 pills daily or were you experimenting? Mood meds should never be experimented with. Take as directed by your doc --- always.

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