Wellbutrin SR vs Wellbutrin XL for Weight Loss

Wellbutrin SR
(Rx)
Wellbutrin XL
(Rx)
Wellbutrin SR is an antidepressant medication.
Wellbutrin XL is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.6
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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October 4, 1996
August 29, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,332 Discussions
17,049 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Tiredness
#4 for Weight Loss
#6 for Smoking
#8 for ADD
#9 for ADHD
#10 for Panic Attacks
#11 for OCD
#12 for Panic
#14 for Social Anxiety
#16 for Migraines
#17 for Mood Swings
#18 for Addiction
Wellbutrin SR is prescribed for Depression and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety and Tiredness, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Tiredness
#4 for Weight Loss
#7 for ADHD
#8 for Panic Attacks
#9 for Smoking
#10 for ADD
#12 for Mood Swings
#13 for OCD
#15 for Panic
#16 for Addiction
#17 for Migraines
#18 for Social Anxiety
Wellbutrin XL is prescribed for Depression and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety and Tiredness, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Wel
Nausea
7
Dizziness
6
Dry Mouth
3
Loss of Appetite
2
Itching
2
Tinnitus
2
Rash
2
Paranoia
2
Palpitations
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Wel
Nausea
7
Seizures
6
Dizziness
5
Loss of Appetite
2
Suicidal Thoughts
2
Dry Mouth
2
Paranoia
2
Tinnitus
2
Itching
2
Rash
2
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Nausea
Wel
Wel
7
7
Dizziness
Wel
Wel
6
5
Dry Mouth
Wel
Wel
3
2
Loss of Appetite
Wel
Wel
2
2
Itching
Wel
Wel
2
2
Tinnitus
Wel
Wel
2
2
Rash
Wel
Wel
2
2
Paranoia
Wel
Wel
2
2
Palpitations
Wel
Wel
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Wel
Wel
2
0
Nausea
Wel
Wel
7
7
Seizures
Wel
Wel
6
0
Dizziness
Wel
Wel
5
6
Loss of Appetite
Wel
Wel
2
2
Suicidal Thoughts
Wel
Wel
2
0
Dry Mouth
Wel
Wel
2
3
Paranoia
Wel
Wel
2
2
Tinnitus
Wel
Wel
2
2
Itching
Wel
Wel
2
2
Rash
Wel
Wel
2
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Wellbutrin SR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Wellbutrin XL during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Wellbutrin SR and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Wellbutrin XL and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Tablet: 150 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Bupropion Hcl
Bupropion Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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