Wellbutrin SR

Last Update May 30, 2016
is an antidepressant medication.
Uses: 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. Read More
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for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.6
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Positive 725 "Lex started pooping out at around 7 months and I finally went to my pdoc in the 9th month for a possible increase from 30mg to 40mg, but instead he added Wellbutrin SR 150mg 2 times daily. I noticed... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 468 "the side effects of wellbutrin sr became horrible,high blood pressure,burning in chest,heart palpitations,shortness of breath.i have stopped taking the drug for 2 days and all of the side effects... "Read more negative discussions
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Xanax deatroyes methadone high and mechanics!
| Donemaster
Ive been on 180 mgs methadone for11 years. I started taking xanax and since i started the xanax i have never felt the warm high that my methadone used to give me. Just the xanax becomes potent... Not the methadone. ??... Anyone else. ...by donemaster. Thnks!

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50mg Zoloft vs 150mg Welbutrin
| Rickd106
Hello - I am depressed and in the middle of finding the right med. I was on 50mg of Zoloft for a little under a month but the sexual side effects were just making my depression worse. I know this is a common side effect of SSRI's so after talking to my Dr he prescribed me Welbutrin. After some research, which can help AND hurt, I feel like the side effects of welbutrin are worse and/or more severe. All I want is a med that works that won't render me impotent or not allow me to ejaculate. Does anyone have experience with these meds, and if so, what are your thoughts/concerns/advice for the difference between these 2 meds. Thanks!

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Shortness of Breath from Wellbutrin SR
| Hergy66
I stopped taking this about a month ago. I still have a hard time breathing. Doctor told me it is not the meds and to go back on them. I will not.

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Joint Pain from Wellbutrin SR
| Marinemom
What to do about joint pain while on Welbutrin

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Psychosis from Wellbutrin SR
| Tommie girl
I was prescribed wellbutrin for depression, tried to get to the prescribed dose of 300 mg per day. By the time I got to 225mg I was crying at nothing, a absolute nervous wreck and very little sleep for 3 weeks. Suicidal thoughts and constantly thinking about dying. Saw my pain mgmt doctor and she told me to decrease dose every few days and then stop. I am down to 75mg and will stop in the next day or two. I am happy that this works for some, but not for me, I had anxiety before, but have to say this drug taught me what anxiety is all about! Can't wait to get a good nights sleep

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Wellbutrin SR Review
| Tina
Wasn't tired anymore after switching from an ssri. I also lost 30 pounds and quit smoking in the 1st 4 months of use

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Dizziness from Wellbutrin SR
| Christopher Garety
The only time that wellbutrin sr and/or the xl display dizzyness was only when the drug would be abused in some way. Examples might be breaking/chewing this med this swallowing. Broken down in to such a way that a person could snort or even inject. If you use wellbutrin the way your supposed to then the chances of experiencing dizzyness is low in my opinion.

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Palpitations from Wellbutrin SR
| Heart palpitations and heavy, hard heartbeat
Have heart palpitations when waking which isn't so bad. The worst is when laying on the couch and you can fill your heard pounding heavily, not fast, just hard enough to be felt through your back. Not a fun feeling! Only happened once, hopefully it won't continue.

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Joint Pain from Wellbutrin SR
| Binebeee
Taking 300 mg now for over 3 weeks. I have extreme joint paint, mostly in my legs and feet, can barely walk. Night sweats and sleeping is another big problem. I have already the symptoms of menopause and the SL is multiplying them. I am hoping it will get better..............

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Sleepy from Wellbutrin SR
| Dahma
Yes I do, I take the 150SR twice a day. Today after I took the second one, I feel really sleepy. This also happened to me on 300mg XL,

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Facts about Wellbutrin SR

C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Wellbutrin SR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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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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Alcohol warning on Wellbutrin SR
There may be a negative interaction between Wellbutrin SR and alcohol.
How do I obtain Wellbutrin SR?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Wellbutrin SR?
Pill
What dosages are available?
Tablet: 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Ingredients
Bupropion Hcl
Approval Date
October 4, 1996
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