Wellbutrin SR (Oral)

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Are there any reported cases where the patient's scalp sweats more than normal when taking WellbutrinSR?  I am fifty had a hystorectomy  10 years ago and I am not on hormones. These are not hot flashes.  Once it starts my face ...
by barbara sainz in peoria, Az, 10/24/2006

Sore throat

A few days after I started taken this drug I have had a burning and tighten sensation in my throat alon with a couple of small white blisters on my lips. Are these side affect and will they subside?
by Lori-Ann braley in Northborough, MA, 06/12/2006

Budprion SR 150 mg

1. What is the average dosage of Budprion? 2. Is it necessary to take Budprion twice a day or can it be taken only once per day? 3. What is the latest time to take a Budprion dose without it interfering with sleep. Thanks, Barbara
by Barbara B in Cambridge MA, 01/03/2006

Wellbutrin SR (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Wellbutrin SR (Oral)

Wellbutrin SR (Oral) Medication Classification

BUPROPION (By mouth)

Wellbutrin SR (Oral) Brandname

Wellbutrin SR, Zyban, Wellbutrin, Budeprion SR, Wellbutrin XL

Wellbutrin SR (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Bupropion (byoo-PROE-pee-on) Treats depression and aids in quitting smoking. This medicine is an antidepressant.

When To Not Use Wellbutrin SR (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to bupropion, or if you have a history of seizures or an eating disorder (such as anorexia or bulimia). You should not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor drug (Eldepryl®, Nardil®, Marplan®, or Parnate®) within the last 14 days. Do not use Zyban® to quit smoking at the same time you are taking Wellbutrin® for depression, because they are the same medicine.

How Should You Use Wellbutrin SR (Oral)

Tablet, Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. Your doctor may tell you to start with a low dose. As your body gets used to the medicine, your doctor may increase the dose. Do not take more medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food. Swallow the sustained-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • You may need to take Wellbutrin® for up to 4 weeks before you feel better. You may need to take Zyban® for 1 to 2 weeks before you plan to stop smoking.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Wellbutrin SR (Oral) Storage

Store Wellbutrin SR (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Wellbutrin SR (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Wellbutrin SR (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a nicotine patch, orphenadrine (Norflex®, Norgesic®), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®), theophylline, Tagamet®, levodopa (Sinemet®), diet pills (appetite suppressants), other medicine for depression, medicine for anxiety (such as diazepam, Valium®), blood pressure medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, Toprol®), medicines to treat mental illness (such as haloperidol (Haldol®), thioridazine (Mellaril®)), a steroid (such as cortisone, prednisone), or medicine for heart rhythm problems (such as verapamil, Rythmol®, Tambocor®).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Tell your doctor if you currently drink alcohol or use other sedatives on a regular basis.

Wellbutrin SR (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or mental problems such as bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder.
  • This medicine may increase your risk of seizures, especially if you have a history of head injury, seizures, brain tumor, severe liver disease, or drug addiction. If you have a seizure, call your doctor right away and do not take any more bupropion.
  • Your doctor may want to check your blood pressure at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Zyban® is only part of a complete program to help you quit smoking. You will probably be tempted to smoke at times. Have a plan for coping with these situations.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Wellbutrin SR (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Muscle or joint pain, unexplained fever with rash
  • Severe agitation or confusion, thoughts of hurting yourself, or other unusual thoughts
  • Severe or continuing headache, pounding in your ears
  • Yellow skin or eyes, pain in your upper stomach, dark-colored urine or pale stools
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth, mild nausea, vomiting, constipation, or loss of appetite
  • Trembling, shakiness, headache
  • Mild restlessness, nervousness, or trouble sleeping

Wellbutrin SR (Oral) Ratings

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Wellbutrin SR (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Larry Cross, Suffolk, VA - 12/11/2010

Wellbutrin has completely changed my life. It works so much better than I could have hoped. I have been taking 150 milligrams a day for almost a month, and the difference in my mindset is very noticeable. I used to be tired all of the time, feeling really lazy and out of sorts. I was struggling through some personal issues and couldn't stop thinking about them. That was before I took this drug, though. Wellbutrin has literally helped me feel alive again. There are some things you should know, though. First, if you take this drug, your sleeping pattern will change drastically. Though I don't sleep as well as I used to now that I am on Wellbutrin, I never feel tired. I used to sleep eight hours per night, but now I sleep just six and have so much energy. Second, I definitely recommend that you speak with your physician and ask for a prescription for Xanex or Klonopin to take with it. Since Wellbutrin is a stimulant, it can cause anxiety and nervousness. Every once in a while you may need one of these other drugs to help you calm yourself and feel more relaxed. Ultimately, taking Wellbutrin with Xanex or Klonopin is a combination I highly recommend. It can definitely help you feel more energetic and happy.

Wellbutrin SR (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Ronald Belham, va - 06/17/2010

Yesterday I started taking Wellbutrin at a dose of 300 mg per day. My doctor prescribed it because the Prozac I had been taking didn’t seem to be working, so I’m excited about the possibilities. I’m a little wary about the slight possibility of seizures, but am also anxious to see if it will result in some weight loss and help me stop smoking. I’ll check back in later and post more thoughts as soon as I find out how well it works.