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Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Antidepressant: Treats depression and aids in quitting smoking. Also prevents depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (sad). This medicine is an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: budeprion sr?

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What is the definition or description of: budeprion sr?

LongActingWellbutrin: Budeprion sr is really long acting wellbutrin, (bupropion) a norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake inhibitor used for treatment of clinical depression/smoking cessation/anxiety. ...Read more

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How severe would symptoms have to be before I should take budeprion sr 150mg?

How severe would symptoms have to be before I should take budeprion sr 150mg?

Buproprion/budeprion: This medication is excellent for atypical depression (& for smoking cessation). Atypical depression can present with sleeping too much, feeling fatigued, low sex drive, lack of motivation, increased appetite with weight gain & carbohydrate craving. The issues is whether you have an indication for use of an antidepressant. Is depression impacting your quality of life? ...Read more

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Is bupropion HCl more effective than budeprion sr?

Is bupropion HCl more effective than budeprion sr?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Same medicine except that the slow-release is longer-acting formulation. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if i took a 100 mg budeprion sr pill and also took a shot of whiskey?

See below : If you are reading this, i guess you are ok. Seriously, one time use is not an issue but continued use may indicate a drinking issue. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common side effect of budeprion sr?

Is diarrhea a common side effect of budeprion sr?

Not common: Not necessarily common, but diarrhea has been reported as a side effect for this drug. ...Read more

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What is the average amount of time it takes to quit smoking when on wellbutrin/budeprion sr?

Not time. Commitment: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms tyoicaly last 2-3 weeks. After that you ar eleft withthe habit. Beating the habit can be as hard, if not harder than getting past withdrawal symptoms. How long it takes you to beat the habit depends on your will power, committment to stopping, help from your friends, family, doctors etc., . ...Read more

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Can the generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion) (budeprion sr) cause hair loss?

Can the generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion) (budeprion sr) cause hair loss?

Perhaps: Hair loss is not by any means common with bupropion (the generic name for wellbutrin). It is possible of course because people can have very unique responses to medication. Except for certain medications where this is often reported, the most common reason for hair loss in people taking psychiatric medications is stress. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

Depends.: That would depend on what the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is prescribed to treat. Wellbutrin (bupropion) sustained release would generally be used to treat depression, however it is also used for smoking cessation (zyban) and off label for adhd and substance use disorders. We also add it to other antidepressants to try and reverse sexual dysfunction. 100 mgs daily would be the lowest dose of that form of the medication. ...Read more

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Can you half wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Can you half  wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Well......: Officially you should not, however the mechanism with which wellbutrin (bupropion) sr provides sustained release would be maintained if it is halved without crushing. This is not the case with wellbutrin (bupropion) xl, it can not be divided. ...Read more

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What are wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and lithium used for?

Mood : Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, it has minimal to zero anti anxiety effect, it is also used in smoking cessation. Lithium is a mood stabilizer used in bipolar d/o as well as depression, it is also used as an "anti aggressive" behavior medication and in intermittent explosive disorder at times. ...Read more

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Could you split a wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill in half?

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Wellbutrin (bupropion): In general, it is not advised to split or crush slow release or extended release meds. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

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Whats the difference between  bupropion sr and  bupropion xl?

A small Diff.: The xl form lasts longer than the sr. This means it is less likely to make you anxious but it may last long enough to keep you up. I prescribe the xl whenever possible. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr twice a day?

Is it necessary to take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr twice a day?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is usually started at 150 mg once in the morning for 3 days and then increased to twice a day (2nd dose before 2pm to avoid possible insomnia). If used for mood, once a day may suffice based on certain studies. If used for nicotine dependence, 2x/day has shown to be much more efficacious. Please follow your doctor's order or discuss options with him/her before making adjustments. ...Read more

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Is ok to take bupropion sr 150mgs, once per day instead of two?

No: That exceeds the one time dose for wellbutrin (bupropion) sr. Talk to your doctor about prescribing you wellbutrin (bupropion) xl instead. You can take up to 450mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl in a one time time morning dose. You can take up to 400 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr in a divided dose. ...Read more

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What is the difference between wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and sr?

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Half life: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is an older formulation and is usually taken 2 x daily while wellbutrin (bupropion) XL lasts longer in your system and it is usually dosed once daily. ...Read more

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What is Starting dose of Ratio_ Bupropion SR , and the Max is MG a day?

150-300: Most patient will start with a dose of 150 mg once daily for 3-7 days prior to increasing to 150 mg twice daily. Occasionally patients will be prescribed more or less, but this is very standard dosing which works for most patients in most circumstances. ...Read more

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What is the difference between 100 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and ir?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Sr is slow-release & lasts longer than the ir immediate-release, which is hardly used these days. There is also the xl form which is longer-acting extended-release. ...Read more

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Budeprion Sr (Definition)

Budeprion sr is really long acting wellbutrin, (bupropion) a norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake inhibitor used for treatment ...Read more