Wellbutrin SR is an oral tablet consisting of an antidepressant called bupropion. We carry this medication in both the brand choice and generic alternative in 150mg!
Wellbutrin SR is used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. It is thought that depression is caused due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, though the exact cause of this is unknown. What doctors do know is that there are certain risk factors that may make one more likely to develop depression, such as family history, substance abuse, stressful life situations or grief, injury, childhood abuse (physical or emotional), or having medical conditions such as a chronic life time condition (like diabetes) or a past mental illness (like anxiety). Depression symptoms include constant feelings of being sad or down, reduced concentration, lack of motivation, detachment from reality, appetite changes, sexy drive changes, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or actions, self-isolation, and not wanting to participate in activities you usually enjoy doing. Depression can become fatal if a person is suicidal and decides to take their own life.
Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) is effective at treating depression-related conditions due to its ability to restore the balance of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
Always follow directions given to you by your doctor. Most prescription labels have the directions written on them for your convenience. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication; the only time you should immediately discontinue use is if you have a seizure while using this medication.
You may take this medication with or without food, but the tablet must be swallowed whole; do not chew, crush, or break this tablet.
Store this medication at room temperature in a low risk area of heat, light, and moisture.
Do not use Wellbutrin SR (bupropion)
If you are allergic to bupropion or if you have a seizure disorder, an eating disorder, or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medications, or a sedative; do not use Wellbutrin SR.
Do not use this medication if you have used a MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days; a dangerous drug interaction may occur.
Do not use this medication if you are under the age of 18 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor about all medications and medical conditions you currently have or use. Tell your doctor about your medical past as well, especially if you have ever had a head injury, seizures, or brain or spinal cord tumor, narrow-angle glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or a heart attack, diabetes, kidney or liver disease, depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental illness, or if you drink alcohol.
It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby therefore you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant before starting treatment to discuss the risks and benefits. Do not stop taking this medication if you find out your pregnant during treatment; tell your doctor right away.
It may not be safe to breast feed while on this medication; speak to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this drug while breast feeding.
Common side effects of Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) may include:
dry mouth, sore throat, stuffy nose; ringing in the ears; blurred vision; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation; sleep problems (insomnia); tremors, sweating, feeling anxious or nervous; fast heartbeats; confusion, agitation, hostility; rash; weight loss; increased urination; headache, dizziness; or muscle or joint pain.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Wellbutrin SR (bupropion) may include:
a seizure (convulsions); confusion, unusual changes in mood or behavior; blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights; or fast or irregular heartbeats.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
a manic episode: racing thoughts, increased energy, reckless behavior, feeling extremely happy or irritable, talking more than usual, severe problems with sleep.
What is bupropion SR?
Bupropion SR is the generic name for Wellbutrin SR; what is Wellbutrin SR? Wellbutrin SR is a prescription medication available in tablet form for oral administration. It contains 150mcg of a drug called bupropion; what is bupropion? Bupropion is a small molecule antidepressant metabolized by the liver. It is what gives Wellbutrin SR (and the generic alternative) its therapeutic effects. You can buy bupropion online at My Drug Center for an affordable cost.
What is bupropion used for?
Bupropion is a drug found in a few different brand-name medications and therefore the indication may vary so; what is Wellbutrin SR used for? Bupropion in the form of Wellbutrin SR is most commonly used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and the prevention of seasonal affective disorder.
What does bupropion do?
Using bupropion for mental health may improve both mood and well-being, which may ultimately help with sleep and appetite problems. Bupropion has also been associated with the improvement of depression-related anxiety.
How does bupropion work?
Disorders affecting mental health are often associated with low levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine (natural chemicals found in the brain vital for sleep and emotional well-being). Nerves in the body, which release these chemicals, will sometimes absorb them back in to “recycle” and reuse them; this stops further production of the chemicals, leading to consistent low levels of the chemicals, which results in the mental health symptoms. Wellbutrin XL, or bupropion, is able to stop the re-absorption of the chemicals so they cannot be re-used; this causes the body to boost production of the chemicals which balances the shortage and improves ones mental health. The actions of this medication are complex and not fully understood by doctors.
How long does it take for Wellbutrin SR to work?
How long for bupropion to work is a question that cannot be answered accurately; each individual will respond to the medication differently and therefore the amount of time it takes to work for each will vary. On average, it takes about 4 weeks (1 month) for Wellbutrin SR to become fully effective, but it can sometimes take up to 6 weeks or more.
How long does bupropion stay in your system?
The half life of bupropion ranges between 12 and 30 hours; based off a series of studies, it averages at about 21 hours. With an average half life of 21 hours, you can expect bupropion to take a little over 4 days (105 hours) to clear out of your system. The amount of time it takes to clear the system will be influenced by the amount of times you’ve used it previously; those who use it regularly will find it takes longer to clear the system. Hydroxybupropion, the metabolite of bupropion (created during metallization of the medication), will stay in the system for roughly 75-125 hours.
How long does bupropion last?
It may depend on the form of bupropion you are taking; so in this case, how long does Wellbutrin SR last? Once the medication starts improving your symptoms, you should find some relief for the duration of treatment.
How to take Wellbutrin SR?
Initial dosing commonly starts at 150mg once per day; increased after 3 days to 150mg twice per day (if needed). The most common maintenance dosage is 300mg twice per day, and if that does not provide satisfactory relief; a max dose of 400mg per day can be given as two 200mg doses. How to take bupropion (Wellbutrin SR): ensure the tablet is swallowed whole; it should not be chewed or crushed. You may take the dose with or without food, as directed by your doctor. When to take bupropion (Wellbutrin SR): When taking a single daily dose, it is commonly taken in the morning. When taking two daily doses, ensure you are allowing an 8 hour interval in between each; commonly taken once in the morning and once in the evening. You should follow directions given to you by your doctor if they are different than what has been listed here.
What are the side effects of bupropion?
Common side effects of bupropion (Wellbutrin SR) may include dry mouth, sore throat, stuffy nose, ringing in the ears, nausea and/or vomiting, and tremors; however, this is not a complete list of possible side effects.
How much does Wellbutrin SR cost?
In the United States, brand-name Wellbutrin SR is commonly found at expensive prices, even with insurance plans. What about the generic form? How much does bupropion cost? Bupropion tablets (in the form of generic Wellbutrin SR) can be found at a lower cost than the brand name tablets however, that cost can still be considered expensive to some. How much is Wellbutrin SR without insurance? In the United States, 100 Wellbutrin SR tablets (150mg) is roughly 11 times more expensive than the cost at My Drug Center; we offer 100 bupropion (generic Wellbutrin SR) tablets in the same strength for $79.00 and can be seen as low as $0.67 per pill when purchasing quantities of 200.With a valid prescription, you can access affordable prices for Wellbutrin SR and the generic alternative at My Drug Center.
What does bupropion look like?
Bupropion, when in the form of Wellbutrin SR, comes as a small round tablet in a variety of colors, such as white, pink, and blue. However, sometimes both the shape and color of the tablet can vary, especially with the generic tablets or when purchasing the brand internationally.
Wellbutrin XL or SR which is better?
While neither can be considered better than the other, there may be some differences which may have an influence on which is better for you specifically. So, what is the difference between Wellbutrin XL and SR and how can they determine which is better for you specifically? Firstly, Wellbutrin SR (which is a sustained-release tablet) has a significantly lower average retail price in the United States compared to Wellbutrin XL (which is an extended-release tablet); therefore Wellbutrin SR may be better for those with a lower budget. However Wellbutrin XL releases the drug slower, over a longer duration of time, which allows for one single dose to be effective enough for the entire day; Wellbutrin XL may be better suited for those who have trouble remembering to take multiple doses in a single day.
What is the difference between Zyban and Wellbutrin?
Zyban and Wellbutrin (SR) are both made up of bupropion however there are still some differences within the two. The biggest difference is found within the indications (what they are prescribed for); Zyban is used as a smoking cessation for those quitting smoking where Wellbutrin is used as an antidepressant for those suffering from mental health disorders. Smaller differences can be found within price and appearance. There may be more differences between the two not listed here.
What type of antidepressant is bupropion?
An antidepressant, in medical terms, is a therapeutic category; therapeutic categories determine what effects the drug will have. Drug classes that have antidepressant effects include MAOIs, NDRIs, SSRIs, SNRIs, SARIs, TCAs and TeCAs, and others; bupropion is a NDRI, which stands for norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor.
Who makes Wellbutrin SR?
Wellbutrin SR is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a British multinational pharmaceutical founded in 2000.
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