Bupropion Hydrochloride, anti-depressant - looking for feedback?
I'm not looking for technical information, I'd like to hear from people who were or are on this medicine .. how effective has it been for you? Did you like it, have any side effects when you started? My doctor's suggested I change from Zoloft to this, so I'd like to know what other people's...
Asked by Maye Anderegg 5 months ago.
I'm not looking for technical information, I'd like to hear from people who were or are on this medicine .. how effective has it been for you? Did you like it, have any side effects when you started? My doctor's suggested I change from Zoloft to this, so I'd like to know what other people's experience of it has been like. Answered by Lessie Wicker 5 months ago.
Bupropion Hydrochloride is sold under the brand names Wellbutrin and Zyban. It works differently than many other antidepressants and often reduces appetite or causes drymouth as a side effect ( it is also used to help some people quit smoking). It is chemically unrelated to tricyclics or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Instead it functions as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor and a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. For this reason, it often works on people who have had no luck with Zoloft/Paxil/Prozac and other similar drugs. I have had very good experience with it after no luck with Zoloft, having lost weight when i first went on it. The worst side effect I have is mild to moderate dry mouth , which is handled by drinking more water, which I need anyway. Answered by Kirk Gaddis 5 months ago.
I tried Bupropion. It gave me horrible hot flashes so I quit taking it. I am currently on CItalopram (Celexa) and it is working well so far. The problem with anti-depressants is they effect everyone differently so until you try it it is hard to know which, if any, side effects you will have. Good luck! Answered by Rowena Sepeda 5 months ago.
What is the difference between bupropion XL and bupropion SR?
SO then is - - 150 mg of bupropion XL equilvalent to 150 mg bupropion SR? Or would it be 150 mg. of bupropion XL is equal to 300 mg. of bupropion SR? Thanks!!
Asked by Carry Navarro 5 months ago.
Bupropion hydrochloride comes in three forms Wellbutrin (bupropion) Wellbutrin SR (bupropion sustained-release) Wellbutrin XR (bupropion extended-release) Wellbutrin needs to be taken THREE times daily Wellbutrin SR needs to be taken TWICE daily Wellbutrin XR needs to be taken ONCE daily Also officially the maximum daily dose of Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin XR is 450 mg/day but for Wellbutrin SR the maximum dose is 400 mg/day. So 150 mg of bupropion XL only has 150 mg of medication but it releases it much more slowly than bupropion SR. Thus when a doctor first starts a patient on bupropion SR the normal starting dose is 150 mg once daily in the morning and after a few days a second dose of 150 mg is typically added to be taken mid day and the dose my be tweaked as needed. For bupropion XL the normal starting dose is 150 mg once daily in the morning and after a few days the dose typically goes up to 300 mg once daily in the morning. So starting 150 mg of bupropion XL tends to be somewhat easier since there is a lower dose of medication for the full day (reducing the incidence of side effects) but starting bupropion SR 150 mg can cause more side effects since the entire dose is released more quickly resulting in a greater amount of medication in the body. The major reason so many forms came out is simply because each new form is more convenient (and more expensive). Answered by Ciera Barhydt 5 months ago.
For some medications, SR and XL do mean the same thing. With bupropion, they do not mean the same thing. Bupropion XL is generic for Wellbutrin XL and the tablets are meant to be taken once per day. Bupropion SR is generic for Wellbutrin SR and is meant to be take twice per day. 150mg would always equal 150mg, though. It's just how long the pill lasts in your body that is the difference, essentially. Answered by Halina Jackso 5 months ago.
Bupropion Hcl Xl Answered by Caterina Schwalenberg 5 months ago.
It's the same medication the SR means sustained relief. Wellubrin is marketed more to quit smoking and the other is for marketed for depression, it's an antidepressant and the reason they started marketing it for smokers was they found that people were able to quit smoking easier on it. I've also read that it helps people with anger issues. If you get spasms be careful they are known to cause seizures so if you notice anything like that get a different antidepressant. Good health and luck to youl Answered by Rikki Reppe 5 months ago.
XL and SR both mean the tablet is "sustained release." That means it's been formulated to release the medication slowly into your body. 150 mg = 150 mg, NOT 300 mg. Answered by Karol Vandee 5 months ago.
Really good question, looking forward to going through the replies Answered by Rita Bergeaux 5 months ago.
Does anyone no if BUPROPION HCL ER 100MG is good for WEIGHT LOST?
its a genatric brand for wellbutrin. does anyone knows what is it actually good for? i been takin it for a month in a half my doc. prescibe it to me
Asked by Maricela Mautone 5 months ago.
Bupropion Hydrochloride is an antidepressant and a smoking deterrent. A common side effect of this medication is weight loss as well as agitation, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation. Taking small frequent meals may be a good idea if you are experiencing weight loss. It is important to take this medication as prescribed and see your doctor if you experience dark urine, light colour stools, hallucinations, severe headache, insomnia, fever and sore throat. Answered by Wanetta Cerrito 5 months ago.
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add fasted cardio before breakfast Answered by Kimberley Chludzinski 5 months ago.
chew gum while you cook Answered by Chandra Fought 5 months ago.
don t eat standing up Answered by Wendy Bodley 5 months ago.
Withdrawl from bupropion?
Asked by Lianne Klosky 5 months ago.
interesting info at this web site- check it out because there are problems with withdrawals!! ZYBAN® (bupropion hydrochloride) Sustained-Release Tablets Suicidality in Children and Adolescents Although ZYBAN is not indicated for treatment of depression, it contains the same active ingredient as the antidepressant medications WELLBUTRIN®, WELLBUTRIN SR®, and WELLBUTRIN XL®. Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in short-term studies in children and adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Anyone considering the use of ZYBAN or any other antidepressant in a child or adolescent must balance this risk with the clinical need. Patients who are started on therapy should be observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, or unusual changes in behavior. Families and caregivers should be advised of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber. ZYBAN is not approved for use in pediatric patients. (See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS: Pediatric Use.) Pooled analyses of short-term (4 to 16 weeks) placebo-controlled trials of 9 antidepressant drugs (SSRIs and others) in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or other psychiatric disorders (a total of 24 trials involving over 4,400 patients) have revealed a greater risk of adverse events representing suicidal thinking or behavior (suicidality) during the first few months of treatment in those receiving antidepressants. The average risk of such events in patients receiving antidepressants was 4%, twice the placebo risk of 2%. No suicides occurred in these trials. DESCRIPTION ZYBAN (bupropion hydrochloride) Sustained-Release Tablets are a non-nicotine aid to smoking cessation. ZYBAN is chemically unrelated to nicotine or other agents currently used in the treatment of nicotine addiction. Initially developed and marketed as an antidepressant (WELLBUTRIN [bupropion hydrochloride] Tablets and WELLBUTRIN SR [bupropion hydrochloride] Sustained-Release Tablets), ZYBAN is also chemically unrelated to tricyclic, tetracyclic, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor, or other known antidepressant agents. Its structure closely resembles that of diethylpropion; it is related to phenylethylamines. It is (±)-1- (3-chlorophenyl)-2-[(1,1-dimethylethyl)a... hydrochloride. The molecular weight is 276.2. The molecular formula is C13H18ClNO·HCl. Bupropion hydrochloride powder is white, crystalline, and highly soluble in water. It has a bitter taste and produces the sensation of local anesthesia on the oral mucosa. The structural formula is: ZYBAN is supplied for oral administration as 150-mg (purple), film-coated, sustained-release tablets. Each tablet contains the labeled amount of bupropion hydrochloride and the inactive ingredients carnauba wax, cysteine hydrochloride, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80 and titanium dioxide and is printed with edible black ink. In addition, the 150-mg tablet contains FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake and FD&C Red No. 40 Lake. Answered by Natisha Haataja 5 months ago.
If you mean Ibuprofen, then you shouldn't have any withdrawls. It is possible that if you take it for a long period of time, then you might go through a "rebound effect". It means that the Ibuprofen will stop working. Stop taking it for a while, then you should be able to get the effect that you are looking for. Answered by Matilda Laminack 5 months ago.
How soon after quitting Wellbutrin XL (Bupropion hydrochloride) can I drink alcohol?
I am currently on the lowest dose and am going to quit. I heard you should not drink any alcohol while on this medication, so how soon after you stop taking it is it safe to drink? (I would ask my psychiatrist, but he dropped my insurance, so...)
Asked by Sarai Machens 5 months ago.
It would be the safest to wait at least a few days and up to a week before drinking alcohol. Bupropion has a half-life of around 20-30 hours (which means about half of the medication will be out of your body by then). Depending on your metabolism, the drug can linger on for longer. It would probably be safe to have ONE drink starting a day after you stopped the medication, but I would not have more than that after waiting close to a week. Answered by Rogelio Zingarelli 5 months ago.
Wellbutrin Alcohol Answered by Sarah Pelech 5 months ago.
Bupropion Alcohol Answered by Starla Troublefield 5 months ago.
Honestly, I wouldn't drink alcohol until at least 2-3 days after the last time you've had the medication in your system. The consumption of alcohol while on this medication increases risk of seizures, and is therefore not a safe nor smart thing to do. Answered by Wilhelmina Irzyk 5 months ago.
Bupropion (thought it was buproprion lol!) is an old drug. In my opinion, it has little value as an antidepressant. However, I could see it used for depression in people with movement disorders. See, I know that it inhibits the re-uptake of several neural transmitters and blockers. This includes dopamine, which is, above all, responsible for physical movement. In comparison to any other drug used for depression, Bupropion HCL results in the highest levels of excess dopamine. Alcohol indirectly increases dopamine levels. As TAOL (above me) says, the result could be seizures. I'll stress this point further, however. Until bupropion HCL is out of your system, seizures / uncontrolled movements almost certainly will happen if you drink. Answered by Kelvin Maves 5 months ago.
What will happen if i take bupropion hydrochloride and i have an eating disorder?
I got bupropion hydrochloride yesterday and I have an eating disorder. On the list of people that should not take it is people with or people who have had an eating disorder so I was wondering why shouldn't i take them or what will happen if i do?
Asked by Tyree Magner 5 months ago.
i agree. you should call a doctor. and if u want to remain private and not have them know you maybe you could try a toll free help line? or even call the number for that particular drug and just ask of curiosity Answered by Tai Couty 5 months ago.
you should call your doctor and explain this Answered by Sueann Thielman 5 months ago.
Is Wellbutrin-XL (bupropion hydrochloride) available in generic form?
This is a new medication I am on. When I got it filled at the pharmacy (Rite-Aid), they charged me $90 and gave me the trade name, Wellbutrin-XL, in 150 mg. They told me that a generic drug is not made. When I told them I was a nursing student and had literature stating that there was a generic available, they told...
Asked by Trevor Messing 5 months ago.
This is a new medication I am on. When I got it filled at the pharmacy (Rite-Aid), they charged me $90 and gave me the trade name, Wellbutrin-XL, in 150 mg. They told me that a generic drug is not made. When I told them I was a nursing student and had literature stating that there was a generic available, they told me that it was only generically available in 300 mg tablets and that I was prescribed 150 mg tablets. I am only supposed to take 150 mg for a few days (to get my body used to it), then I am supposed to start taking two 150 mg tablets, or 300 mg a day. I know that the generic (bupropion hydrochloride) Wellbutrin-XL was approved for use by the FDA in 2006. So, why did I get slapped w/ a fee for a trade name drug and an argument that there is no generic? If I'm wrong, let me know. But, right now I feel as if I will be filling all of my prescriptions elsewhere! Answered by Marielle Buntyn 5 months ago.
Only the 300 mg is available in generic. The 150 mg is only available in brand name. I'm work in psychiatry so I know this is true. There are many sources online that state that the 150 XL is available in generic, but that is false. Also, you can NOT split the 300 mg XL dose, this is an extended release tablet and must be swallowed whole. If you split the tablet, that will cause you to absorb 24 hours of medication in about 45 mins, you will have serious stomach upset. Answered by Karina Tutko 5 months ago.
Its known as "budeprionXL". If it's not yet in both strengths, ask your MD for Rx For the 300's & ask if you can split them...that may always save you $ because they usually charge per pill not dose. Just FYI, I take a brand name med & the brand name is cheaper by $80 than generic, so it's always good to check. Answered by Emelina Richins 5 months ago.
I have this weird fantasy that since my kids are gone to grandmas that I will come home to a chilled bottle of wine, candles on the table, my husband wearing nothing but an apron...and he does me right there on the dining room table, to hell with the chicken parmesean. But clearly that is just a wild fantasy that must stay forever in my head. Answered by Nick Moun 5 months ago.
Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) can it cause permanent tinnitus (even after cessation)?
I was told to up the dosage after 3-7 days depending on tolerability ... thought it was obvious.
Asked by Mathilde Saleado 5 months ago.
I was on Zyban (same thing) 150mg for seven days, then stepped up to 300mg for two or three days ... I noticed a ringing in my ears (tinnitus) and read the consumer leaflet again and found it to be a rare, but serious side effect to tell your doctor about or go to hospital immediately. Perhaps an exaggeration, but I did stop it the next day. I will be seeing my doctor in less than two weeks; however his opinion may be bias. The problem is ... it's been a couple of days and it hasn't gone away. An incessant ringing in my ears that varies with intensity. Not a problem that I've had before which is an important consideration. Questions are, how (mechanism of action) does is cause this? I also recall feeling a popping sensation in my left ear that night, could this be related or a sign of damage? Why is it considered such a serious side effect? (i.e., they don't list it as a side effect that you can ignore and only tell your doctor about if it becomes bothersome) And finally (I wasn’t warned about this!) but can it possibly be permanent? Answered by Felice Brandler 5 months ago.
I had some tinnitus during and after using Wellbutrin but it did go away after a week or two. From what I understand it's a common side effect. Answered by Zachary Vanscoik 5 months ago.
RE: Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) can it cause permanent tinnitus (even after cessation)? I was on Zyban (same thing) 150mg for seven days, then stepped up to 300mg for two or three days ... I noticed a ringing in my ears (tinnitus) and read the consumer leaflet again and found it to be a rare, but serious side effect to tell your doctor about or go to hospital immediately. Perhaps an... Answered by Polly Siemers 5 months ago.
Wellbutrin CAN cause PERMANENT tinnitus. My tinnitus started immediately after starting to take it. The warning label said tinnitus happens for 7%, but I naively assumed the side effect would go away after I stopped. I did stop taking it a few months later, the tinnitus was just too much. It is now 5 years later and the tinnitus hasn't subsided any. It's in both ears, 24/7. From the research I've done, for some people, the side effect does go away after you stop taking it. But I don't know how common it is for it to be permanent. Answered by Blake Porris 5 months ago.
Did you change your dose without doc instructions to do so, and then stop it all together without talking to your doc?? With that kind of self treatment, you are setting yourself up for problems. Call your doc mon, and then actually follow the instructions given to you. Why did you up your dosage in the first place??? You do realize this is a slow process and like every other anti depressant, it can take up to 4-6 weeks to notice a difference. Answered by Roland Oberry 5 months ago.
Try splitting the dose. That may do away with the side effects. Answered by Yuko Fiwck 5 months ago.
I was just prescribed buPROPion hydrochloride (generic for wellbutrin) and have a few questions about it?
ps, ive tried everything to keep me awake. ive taken several caffeine pills at a time, ive chugged coffee, ive tried every energy drink drank several at once, 5 hour energy also has no affect. ive tried these methods over and over again but they never work, i feel nothing or at the best i get a tingling sensation...
Asked by Keitha Gillison 5 months ago.
hi, i was prescribed this for depression and im supose to take one 150mg tablet every morning. i did a little research on the medication and its uses. it says its an anti-depressant, a smoking cession aid and is known to help ADHD. my mom took me to the doc for depression when all i want is something to help me focus in class because i can never seem to do that i zone off, my mind is never where its suppose to be. and i want something that will help me stay awake which is extremely difficult, i sleep all the time and i dont just say "hey its time for a nap" i try to sit up and stay awake but its like im narcoleptic or something. i dont want to talk to anyone or go out i just want to sleep. maybe these are signs of depression but all i want is to stay awake and focused so i can actually get something done for once. will this prescription help me? thank you for your posts :) Answered by Sheree Artley 5 months ago.
ps, ive tried everything to keep me awake. ive taken several caffeine pills at a time, ive chugged coffee, ive tried every energy drink drank several at once, 5 hour energy also has no affect. ive tried these methods over and over again but they never work, i feel nothing or at the best i get a tingling sensation but no affect on alertness or my intentions of staying awake. also does this drug affect your appetite or cause weight gains or loss? thanx again Answered by Matthew Scheiderer 5 months ago.
These sound like signs of depression to me. You definitely have anhadonia. Anyhow, every medication acts differently for depressed/ADHD people. So, you need to just try it out and see how it goes. Keep in mind, the medication does not work right away. It takes a good 3 to 6 weeks for it to show its affects and YOU will probably not notice the effects, however, everyone around you will. So keep an ear out for people saying you're doing better. The thing you will notice is probably less sleeping and better grades. Good luck, give it a try. If it doesn't work, what have you lost Answered by Maritza Tarwater 5 months ago.
First off, I hope you have seen a psychiatrist rather than a general physician. That would be better for the best and most accurate diagnosis. The psych should talk to you for an hour or two about your life and problems, symptoms, and family history and make a diagnosis and prescribe a medication accordingly. Wellbutrin definitely has helped with my depression and concentration - I am on 150 mg of Wellbutrin XL. The only thing is it has increased my heart rate and decreased my blood pressure, and I have trouble falling asleep at night unless I take melatonin supplements at night. Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in the body during the evening and night to induced sleep. So if you have trouble falling asleep, I suggest going to a drugstore and buying melatonin supplements over-the-counter. I got the 3 mg of melatonin and that made me drowsy the whole next day, so I break it in half - basically I'm taking 1.5 mg of melatonin a night. Just make sure that if you're breaking, it's a tablet and not one of those time-released capsules. Good luck and let me know how it goes! Answered by Kristie Peachey 5 months ago.
It sounds like it will help, its a stimulant antidepressant. And you Don't need a psychiatrist Answered by Vance Papaioannou 5 months ago.