Generic Name: Wellbutrin sr
What is Wellbutrin Sr?
Take the remaining doses for the day at evenly spaced times at least 4 hours apart. DO NOT take 2 doses at once. You should not take more than your prescribed dose and doing so may increase your risk of having a seizure.
For the XL form, do not take an extra tablet to make up for the dose you forgot. Wait and take your next dose at your regular time the next day. Avoid drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs while you are taking bupropion because the beneficial effects of the medication may be decreased and the risk of seizures may be increased. If you are dependent on drugs or alcohol and would like to stop, consult your healthcare provider for help.
Abruptly stopping these substances can result in a seizure, especially when taking bupropion.
Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them. All material copyright MediResource Inc. A typical bupropion treatment course lasts up to twelve weeks, with the people halting the use of tobacco about ten days into the course. Bupropion approximately doubles the chance of quitting smoking successfully. Its effect may also be "considerably less than of the approved agents.
Thus it may be prudent for the clinician to recommend a trial of behavior therapy at this point, before moving to these second-line agents. There have also been a few studies suggesting that bupropion can improve sexual function in women who are not depressed, if they have hypoactive sexual desire disorder HSDD.
It should be avoided in individuals who are also taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors MAOIs. When switching from MAOIs to bupropion, it is important to include a washout period of about two weeks between the medications. A high incidence of seizures was responsible for the temporary withdrawal of the drug from the market between 1986 and 1989.
The risk of seizure is strongly dose-dependent, but also dependent on the preparation.
How should I take Wellbutrin Sr?
So far it's okay, but it is only the first day-- less side effects than the XL but it could be because it is a lower dosage. I took the SR as a teen, and it was the only AD I ever stuck with for more than a month back then because I had the least side effects from it i.
I wish I could take Wellbutrin as my sole antidepressant now, I certainly tried, but since I tend toward anxious depression, it's almost counterproductive. Posted October 8, 2009There are XL generics that are non-Teva. Ask your friendly local pharmacist. Sign In Sign In Remember me Not recommended on shared computers Sign in anonymously Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter This Topic All Content This Topic This Forum Advanced Search All Activity Home Meds and Other Crap That Make Life Tolerable Antidepressants - If You're Crappy and You Know It Wellbutrin SR.
What should I avoid while taking Wellbutrin Sr?
Wellbutrin SR and XL both come in a 150mg strength, but the SR version must be dosed twice daily and the XL version is dosed once daily.
Zyban bupropion SR : In 1997 a brand new indication for bupropion was approved: smoking cessation. The product that was approved for marketing for this purpose was called Zyban.
The key to distinguishing between them is to look carefully at how the prescription is written and to look carefully at the labeling on the prescription stock bottles. The easiest way to clear the confusion is to point out that your BUPROPION section on your shelves should have up to 8 spots for bupropion right now one spot for each strength of each version. If your state sticks with strict Orange Book generic substitution rules, then you will have up to 8, as not all generics approved as equivalent to Zyban are necessarily approved as equivalent to Wellbutrin SR even though both are dosed twice daily.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had depression, suicidal thoughts or actions, or other mental health problems.
Wellbutrin Sr side effects
At the time, bupropion made a huge difference for me. I had zero energy, not able to work or even get off the couch and with bupropion, I was able to start university and kind of managed to complete a 4 classes per semester workload. I tried many SSRIs before that and even mood stabilizers and anti-psychotics and the only pill that ever helped me is bupropion. I bought many expensive shampoos and supplements that did nothing at all and were a huge waste of money.
Eventually, I thought about my prescriptions. I stopped lamotrigine that I was taking at the time.
Common Wellbutrin Sr ide effects may include:
Families and caregivers of patients being treated with antidepressants for MDD or other indicationsboth psychiatric and nonpsychiatric, should be alerted about the need to monitor patients for the emergence of agitation, irritability, unusual change Such monitoring should include daily observation by families and caregivers.
In a year of posting in various forums on generic Wellbutrin sold by Caraco and produced by Sun Pharma, i have never seen anything but problems regarding this compound.
The last two really surprised me.
In Canada, generic XR bupropion is distributed by Mylan.
Your risk may be greater if you also have certain medical conditions, use certain medicines, or if you use a lot of alcohol. Talk to your doctor to see if you may have a greater risk of seizures while taking Wellbutrin SR. If you already drink alcohol or use sedatives, do not suddenly stop them without first checking with your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
An overdose of bupropion can be fatal.
All patients being treated with antidepressants for any indication should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, and unusual changes in behavior, especially during the initial few months of a course of drug therapy, or at times of dose changes, either increases or decreases.