Question About Wellbutrin (generic), Dosage And Use.

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Mel Says:

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, taking one in the morning, and one later on in the afternoon?

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23 / Female
ADD / Social Anxiety / Dysthymia Disorder (mild depression)

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Cats68 Says:
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Hi Mel! Your doctor didn't give you directions on how he wants you to take this medication? You need to call the doctor and ask if you're suppose to take 2 at the same time or 12 hours apart.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Mel! How are you?

What you were prescribed and what you were provided by your pharmacy are the same thing and both are the regular release formulation. If it was time released, you'd see an additional designation on there, such as XR, XL, CR, DR or etc.

And how has your doctor instructed you to take it?

Side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and headache.

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