Is bupropion XL Wellbutrin?
What Is Wellbutrin XL? Wellbutrin XL (bupropion hydrochloride extended-release) is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. At least one brand of bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects.
Is there a difference between Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin XL?
The main difference between the medications is that Wellbutrin SR is the sustained-release version, whereas Wellbutrin XL is the extended-release version. The XL version is released more slowly into your body, which means it remains in your system longer.
What happens if you break Wellbutrin XL in half?
Wellbutrin XL extended-release bupropion hydrochloride tablets: Do not chew, cut, or crush tablets since this may lead to an increased risk of adverse effects including seizures.
How do you wean off Wellbutrin XL 150 mg?
Gradually taper the dose of bupropion by 25% per week, to 150 mg/day for 1–2 weeks, then start the new agent at a low dose and increase slowly. A conservative approach involves tapering the dose of bupropion to 150 mg/day for 1–2 weeks, then waiting for a 1-week washout period before initiating the new agent.
Can Wellbutrin make you crazy?
Bupropion may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, or to become more depressed.
How should I feel on Wellbutrin?
Shortly after beginning Wellbutrin, some people may have symptoms such as:
- feeling restless.
- being unable to sleep (insomnia)
Can you lose weight on Wellbutrin XL 150mg?
Weight changes are considered a side effect for both Wellbutrin XL and Wellbutrin SR. Studies of Wellbutrin XL show that 23% of people taking a dose of 150 to 300 mg per day lost 5 pounds or more. In the same studies, 11% of people gained more than 5 pounds.
Is generic bupropion as good as Wellbutrin?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally has admitted that the generic of the popular antidepressant Wellbutrin XL is not as effective as GlaxoSmithKline’s original drug.