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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

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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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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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?

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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What's the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

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

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?

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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What's the maximum amount of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr that should be taken?

450 mg: 450 milligrams is the recommended max dose for wellbutrin (bupropion). Going over 450 mg a day increases the risk for seizures. ...Read more

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

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Wellbutrin (bupropion): 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

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How do I stop taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150mg 2x a day? I think its making me angrier and sadder

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I'm taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150 mg twice a day. (Started 2weeks ago for the first time) I might have taken two at night. (3 in total for today) is it bad?

No, it's not bad.: No, 3 tabs is still a safe dose but you should try to keep track of the intake of your meds as much as possible. You can use a pillbox or a diary to mark off when you took your meds. Your doctor could also prescribe Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 300 mg once a day. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Might not feel it.: You may not feel any difference. If you were on wellbutrin (bupropion) xl (extended release) 300mg one tablet per day - it is a once a day medication. 2 doses of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr (slow release) is would just be over two doses. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What are the side effects to wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

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Wellbutrin (bupropion): Changes in appetite, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, nervousness, nausea, taste changes, rarely rash. ...Read more

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Will wellbutrin (bupropion) sr cause more anxiety than xr?

Will wellbutrin (bupropion) sr cause more anxiety than xr?

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

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Is it okay to smoke while taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Is it okay to smoke while taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

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

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Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and viviscal together?

Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and viviscal together?

Yes: I googled viviscal. It's a multiple vitamin with "proprietary marine amino acids" (i.e. Fish protein). You would do as well eating a fish! You can take them together - there's no reported interaction. ...Read more

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Any negative side effects taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Side effects can include stomach upset, headaches, agitation, and rarely in high dose above 400mg. Daily, seizures. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and silenor be taken together safely?

Yes -- if prescribed: Usually one would take wellbutrin (bupropion) in the morning, and then silenor before bedtime (if needed). In some people wellbutrin (bupropion) can be activating. If prescribed by your physician, both are safe to take in the same day. ...Read more

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What is the best way to taper off Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100 mg daily?

What is the best way to taper off Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100 mg daily?

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

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What side-effects might you have when you start wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

What side-effects might you have when you start wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

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

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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