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Whats the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

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Dr. Mark Rego
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Rego
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Duration of Action

These two forms are relatively equivalent in terms of potential benefit.
The primary difference has to do how quickly the medicine is netabolized. The sr form is usually needed twice a day to maintain consistent benefit. The xl form lasts longer, with most people only needing to take it once a day. The xl form tends to have fewer side effect due to a more gradual release into the body.

In brief: Duration of Action

These two forms are relatively equivalent in terms of potential benefit.
The primary difference has to do how quickly the medicine is netabolized. The sr form is usually needed twice a day to maintain consistent benefit. The xl form lasts longer, with most people only needing to take it once a day. The xl form tends to have fewer side effect due to a more gradual release into the body.
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: How long they last

The sr form does not last as long (it is broken down more quickly) so it is usually taken twice daily.
The xl form lasts longer so it can usually be taken as a single daily dose in the morning.

In brief: How long they last

The sr form does not last as long (it is broken down more quickly) so it is usually taken twice daily.
The xl form lasts longer so it can usually be taken as a single daily dose in the morning.
Dr. Nancy Mellow
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sr vs. xl

Sr is slow release and taken twice daily, xl is extended release taken once daily in am. Also, xl is only brand, sr can come in generic form, cheaper.

In brief: Sr vs. xl

Sr is slow release and taken twice daily, xl is extended release taken once daily in am. Also, xl is only brand, sr can come in generic form, cheaper.
Dr. Alan Ali
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