Doctor insights on:
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
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
Wellbutrin (bupropion): In general, it is not advised to split or crush slow release or extended release meds. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Agree w Dr. Larsh: This can increase risk for seizures.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sr is slow-release & is usually given twice a day, one in morning & one around noon.
Xl is extended-release & is given once daily in A.M. ...Read more
How do I stop taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150mg 2x a day? I think its making me angrier and sadder
Talk to your doctor: Ideally, you should stop taking a medication the same way you started it: in collaboration with the doctor who prescribed it. Wellbutrin (bupropion) could be making you angrier & sadder, or there could be other reasons. In any case, there are usually no withdrawal symptoms when stopping wellbutrin; I've had many patients stop "cold turkey". Taking 1x/day a few days then stopping also works well. ...Read more
I'm taking bupropion sr 200mg, take twice a day. What time should I take this or how far apart? Thanks
Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR: Hello. Normally the first wellbutrin (bupropion) is taken the first thing in the morning. The second one is usually taken around 8 hours later. I recommend that the second one not be taken later than 3 pm at the very latest to avoid insomnia. Don't drink caffeine if you take wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more
Currently on 300mg bupropion sr - dr advised going to 450mg 3 pills daily. What shd b the time interval in hours btw taking the pills?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): There should be approximately 8 hours between doses of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr. Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is usually taken all at once in the morning. Max dose for wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is 400mg in a divided does and max for wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is 450mg in one dose. Take care. ...Read more
How long does one Bupropion XL 150mg take to fully release into body. Also how long does one 150mg of Bupropion SR take to fully release into body?
Highly variable: These drugs are designed to be released over the course of 12 hours (sustained release drugs in general) or 24 hours (XL or extended release drugs). However, this is an average, and in some people it may be somewhat longer or shorter. It's the reason one of them is dosed once daily and the other twice daily. ...Read more
Went from 300 mg wellbutrin (bupropion) SR to 400mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR. Take 200mg in morning and 200mg at noon. Is that normal dosing. Been a little sick.
Yes wellbutrin (bupropion) dose: Wellbutrin (bupropion) comes in 3 forms: immediate release (IR), 12hour release (SR) and 24 hour (XL). There is a small risk of seizure if blood levels rise too high so guidelines suggest that IR doses shouldn't exceed 150mg spaced 6-8 hours apart; SR can be up to 200mg spaced 6-8 hours apart; XL can take 450mg once daily. Total daily doses above 450mg are generally not recommended. ...Read more
I was on wellbutrin (bupropion) 300 mg and they switched me to wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150 2 times daily is it going to take my body few weeks to feel the differences?
Is wellbutrin (bupropion) and wellbutrin (bupropion) sr different enough for one to work better than the other? I was on the regular and it worked good and recently switched.
In small ways: The sustained release form wil lower bloodstream peaks and raise trough. The smaller variations in concentration are more likely to reduce side effects (if you have any) than change the overall primary effect as the latter arises from long-term presence of the med. ...Read more
Buproprion forms: Buproprion comes in different formulations: immediate release or regular, sr or slow release, and xl or extra long release. They are exactly similar in effect but not in delivery, what makes them to last longer in certain people. The most common side effect is insomnia (which depends on the formulation and time of dosing) and the gastrointestinal effects, which depends in taking it with meals. ...Read more
Another point. .: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is also marketed as zyban for smoking cessation. Nicotine increases norepinephrine (ne) & Dopamine (da is associated with pleasurable feelings). Zyban may work b/c it also increases ne & da. Nicotine also increases epinephrine, serotonin & acetylcholine. All of these neurotransmitter effects make nicotine addiction hard to kick. If on wellbutrin, (bupropion) good opportunity to try quitting! ...Read more
Not sure what you: Are referring to. Could you ask again? ...Read more
Stopping Wellbutrin (bupropion): There's no one best way to taper off Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR 100 mg. That said, you might switch to short-acting to decrease with tablets that can be cut to 50 mg tablet etc. Discuss with prescribing doctor to make sure this is the right time to stop Wellbutrin (bupropion) and for guidance that's best for you. Take care. ...Read more
Several possible: With wellbutrin (bupropion) sr you might experience dry mouth, nausea, headache, flushing, sweating, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, strange taste in mouth, etc. You could also have ringing in the ears, fast heartbeat, agitation, and in rare cases, confusion. You should tell your physician about any of these side effects. Taken as prescribed, it should be a safe medication. ...Read more