: Wellbutrin SR
: Bupropion Hydrochloride, Buproprion HCL
: Treatment for depression
: Brand GSK Wellbutrin SR 150 mg, Generic Bupropion HCL 100 mg and 150 mg
How Bupropion HCL Works
Bupropion HCL is the active ingredient found in Wellbutrin SR; it is primarily used to treat depression and in some cases it is used as an aid to quit smoking. Bupropion HCL affects the balance of brain chemicals thus treating symptoms. The typical dosage prescribed to patients is a daily dose of 150mg and do not exceed 300mg daily. Patients begin to benefit from this medication after several weeks of treatment. Your doctor may have prescribed this medication for reasons other than those listed; therefore take Buproprion HCL exactly as prescribed.
Generic Bupropion HCL vs Brand Wellbutrin SR
There are very minor differences between brand and generic Wellbutrin SR sustained-release; both medications contain the medical ingredient Bupropion HCL. Generic Wellbutrin SR or Bupropion HCL is manufactured outside of a GSK facility; this is the biggest difference between Wellbutrin SR and Bupropion HCL. Generic Bupropion HCL and Wellbutrin SR tablets are identical in dose, strength, safety, efficacy, chemical makeup and therapeutic use. We currently have the brand from Turkey and the generic from Canada and India. It may come from other countries around the world.
Bupropion HCL Possible side effects
Possible side effects while taking Bupropion HCL are:
• Abdominal pain
• Blurred vision
• Change in sense of taste
• Decrease in appetite
• Dryness of mouth
• Feeling of fast or irregular heartbeat
• Trembling or shaking
• Trouble sleeping
If you experience any side effects other than those listed or if the side effects become bothersome or severe seek medical attention as they can lead to problems in the future.
Bupropion HCL Guidelines
Do not take Wellbutrin SR if you are allergic to Bupropion or any other ingredients found in the medication. Inform you doctor about any other medical conditions you may have and disclose all medications you are currently taking as these factors may affect the way you should take this medication. While taking Bupropion HCL, avoid operating hazardous machinery including cars as your judgment may become impaired. Do not take any other medication that contains Bupropion as the risk of an overdose increases. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding must consider the risks to their child before taking the medication, the benefits must out-weigh the risks and all other treatment options exhausted.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
All prices are in US dollars.
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