About Wellbutrin

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About Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin is the most famous drug on the basis of bupropion. Instruction for use states that the form of release of this medication is tablets. Tablets are packed in bottles of 7, 30 and 90 pieces.

One active substance – bupropion represent the composition of the drug. Its dose can be 150 and 300 mg. Additionally, the agent also includes a group of components, among which polyvinyl alcohol, methacrylic acid, and other substances are present.

Indications for prescription

There are several directions for the appointment of bupropion. The instruction contains information on the following indications for use:

  • treatment of depressive states (from mild to severe) in combination with other agents;
  • prevention of exacerbations of depressive disorders;
  • treatment of manifestations of anxiety and social phobia in the event of a depressive condition;
  • treatment of neuroses of different etiologies;
  • during quitting;
  • with increasing weight and the appearance of sexual problems in the background of a depressive state;
  • for the elimination of attention deficit disorder;
  • to eliminate the symptoms of seasonal affective disorders.

Application: general rules

Bupropion tablets are taken without chewing, with plenty of water. The action of the medicine comes in a few weeks of regular admission.

Before use, you need to familiarize yourself with the specific features of the product:

  • the maximum dosage is 450 mg per day;
  • one day is enough for a day;
  • you need to drink tablets at the same time.

Initially, a dosage of 150 mg is prescribed. If necessary, a doctor may recommend an increase in the amount of substance taken per 100 mg. Then the patient’s condition is monitored for 2 weeks. In the absence of improvement, a maximum dose is prescribed. Long-term use is shown (from 6 months and more).


Appointment in pediatrics

One of the contraindications of the drug is the age younger than 18 years. In pediatrics, the remedy is not used in connection with the danger of thinking with suicidal tendencies.

Use in old age

Prescribing a medicine after 65 years requires dose adjustment or a reduction in the number of doses. This is due to the danger of side effects.

Potential Wellbutrin side effects may include:

Wellbutrin used to treat the following diseases:


  1. John C. Brenner says:
    4.0 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    Hello I have been taking Wellbutrin for some time now. In the beginning, I was happy to finally get what could help me, but it turned out differently. The first 3 days I have not noticed anything, then it started that whenever I tried to be calm, I made unwanted twitching in my arms and legs. This took about 2 weeks until it got better. I had no sleep problems, but I dreamed more than usual. Now I am at day 90 and will drop off Wellbutrin because I notice no improvement but feel totally dizzy the whole day, get only half with what is happening around me, and have at times a disturbed time / space feeling.

  2. Marie J. Horton says:
    2.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    Palpitations, irregular heartbeat, tinnitus

  3. Evelyn J. Ellis says:
    3.5 rating

    I have been taking Wellbutrin for a very long time – since 2008 – my dose has been increased from 150 mg to 300 mg. I have gained a lot of weight. I had talked to my family doctor, who said that there was no weight gain. I’ve gained a lot, although my eating habits have become less. I’m just mad and disappointed when I look in the mirror! What can I do against it?

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  4. Marjorie F. Contreras says:
    5.0 rating

    Unfortunately, I know the exact period not only that I take since spring 2016 ad venlaflaxin on sertralin everything was there and all the side effects but not the good of nightmares that were so real that I did not know that day if that did not really happen. ….. until pain in the jaw as if I had bitten the whole night over turboruhelosigkeit of venlaflaxin …….. really great on burnout ……. Finally I landed at cipralex was ok …. .. Of the 25 kg plus we do not want to talk in the end you are going on your depression but need something again in order to deal with it to be a thick depressureless human being …….. well it was until I changed my therapist. ….. which means we put on wellbutrin that is apparently a drug that does not lead to the increase in weight heurekaWe let the two ads run next to each other for a while 150 mg wellbutrin and 10 mg cipralex last year in the fall I then had the glorious idea cipralex auszuschleichen ……. one suspects it probably total fasko I think much was missing and I was missing would landed in the closed volubly voluntarily so strong my body reacted to the reduction of cipralex …….. we raised again …… it went uphill again ……. now I have it in the spring again tried …….. clearly the better season to settle ………. well I halved my 10 mg to 5mg with some heights and many depths I managed it was busy a lot went golfing a lot. ….. that really helps if you have the strength ……. now I was willing to wait until the spring of 2018 because I was in no hurry if so if not a bacterial infection would have come to an antibiotics needed ………… well that can not do so now but there I always with new drugs question because of interactions and so ……. (pulmonologist with own software for interactions ….. why is that not standard?) I got this time to hear the question …….. Do you know that Wellbutrin and Cipralex have an increased risk of epilepsy? häää like please? No, of course, I did not know as well as no human did not tell me that neither pharmacy nor therapin bahhhh ……. I’m sitting there now and my plan to wait until spring wobble speaks sun go out active against EPILEPSY and a knee op in October ……… clears throat yes I do not have everything thank you next to kidney tumor and burnout epilepsy thank you I can do without ……… as I know myself I’ll do the wrong and off tomorrow no cipralex take more with the knowledge ????? but decide that probably everyone only forums forums or not ……. vl this paragraph helps someone vl only to ask for the next time after interactions ……. tbc

  5. Bess L. Campbell says:
    4.0 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    Depression has stabilized for about 2 years, since about 9 months, the anti-depressive effect decreases significantly. Side effects: extreme (sometimes painful dry mouth), headache, difficulty concentrating, weight loss (BMI at about 18.3 – difficulty not to fall lower). This makes it somewhat infectious and low in physical energy. Acne! Really bad with deep, hard, only partially purulent pimples, which heal very slowly and leave scars. (especially the face, neck) For even a light sporting effort: spasmodic, extreme headache, similar to migraine.

    Side effects: Mouth dryness; Headache
  6. Audrey J. Lightner says:
    4.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Drive disorders; Depression

    Already have tens of antidepressants behind me, I’m very prone to side effect. That’s why the handle to Wellbutrin. First week quite a chaos in the brain, then 3 weeks like manic, which I really liked. After that only tired, weak and coarsest circulatory problems. At 150 mg hardly any effect, with increase to 300 mg grossest side effects. Great sleep problems, slept 2 months never more than 4-5 hours! Abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, aggression at its best. Put it off and whistle again on the pharmaceutical industry.

  7. James P. Doerr says:
    4.0 rating

    It was then prescribed by my doctor off label against my depression or lack of drive (I’m actually bipolar) and it actually makes spirited and motivated. Big disadvantage: It intensifies my occasional nausea, with natural / chemical drops and v.a. But it’s all about eating. Use it now only occasionally as a learning aid, increases my concentration enormously … Ritalin-light, so to speak. In this regard highly recommended. It also makes tw. a little euphoric; However, if you are already nervous or restless, you should not take it.

    Side effects: Insomnia; Nausea
  8. Joseph B. Fears says:
    1.5 rating

    Symptoms on the 9th day: Hypertension 140/105/80 after taking Olmetec 20mg / 25mg despite the high (135/94/75) mood swings, chest pain, palpitations.

    Side effects: Mood swings
  9. Jerry N. Michalec says:
    4.0 rating

    Wellbutrin for Burnout syndrome; Sleep disorders; Depression

    first Wellbutrin 150 for 3 months, then 300, 1 tablet in the morning, Trittico Retard 150, dose 2/3 in the evening before going to bed Recognizable by-effects after increasing the dose of Wellbutrin: Mood swings, erectile dysfunction. no erection, ejaculation delay, libido loss Will stop now Wellbutrin 300 and watch what happens

    Side effects: Libido loss; Mood swings
  10. June J. Monte says:
    4.0 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    Wellbutrin 300 mg: uncontrollable aggression, uncontrollable phasic sadness, did not need as much sleep as usual (especially the tiredness during the day is no longer available), very positive for me is the loss of appetite (sometimes forget about food, no appetite for sweets). But since I had such aggression against myself and my fellow human beings, reduction to 150 mg, now the side effects are not that strong anymore.

    Side effects: Aggressiveness; Anorexia
  11. Alexandria C. South says:
    3.0 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    At the beginning temporarily tachycardia, nightmares, dry mouth, no weight gain, but drive gives as the actual AD I do not find it. Emotions are there as well as the irritability

    Side effects: Mouth dryness; Nightmares
  12. Cinthia S. Horn says:
    3.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    I have been taking Wellbutrin for 4 months now. 1 tablet (150 mg) in the evening and 1 tablet (150 mg) in the morning. Since taking these tablets, my skin has deteriorated a lot. In the face, neck and décolleté area my skin is very finished and inflamed since then. Besides, I’ve had a lot of nightmares since taking them. Because of my skin problems, I take now for 2 weeks without consent and know my doctor’s tablets no longer. Withdrawal symptoms oda other side effects or worsening of my mood I have not felt so far.

    Side effects: Nightmares
  13. Cheryl B. Spier says:
    2.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    wake up several times sweaty at night and have confused dreams, if I stand long or go up stairs I get dizzy spells

  14. Regina W. Jackson says:
    1.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    Starting tomorrow I will start to take WELLBUTRIN !! and I really hope that this drives my drive, because I am suffering for about a year ca really serious listlessness, was only home the whole day and thus I fell into a deep hole and have severe depression! And I really hope that this medicine helps !!! HAS WHO ALREADY MADE EXPERIENCES WITH WELLBUTRIN ????????

    Side effects: No side effects
  15. Casey D. Slade says:
    4.0 rating

    Wellbutrin for Sleep disorders; Depression

    After 14.5 to 15 years, during which I was ill for family reasons (dysthymia and sleep disorders) I received the Wellbutrin. When I was shaking this was discontinued with suspected adverse reactions. However, half a year later used again, since it was the best drug so far (we had tried countless of them). Since then, I take 300 mg after a dose increase. In addition, I received 100 mg of Lyrica to treat sleep and depression. The pharmaceutical treatment was accompanied by psychotherapy. For the last year and a half I’ve been getting better and better. I have never laughed so much in my life as this year. Before, I did not know what joy is. Although mood swings still occur, one can speak of a clear health improvement. Previously, I wanted to do many things but could not do it because of the side effects of previous medications and because of depression (eg, fatigue, low blood pressure, fatigue). With Wellbutrin I could finally live as I wanted. However, I still have the sleep disorders. The sleeping medications (Stilnox) I was able to lower in between, at the moment I have more of it, but I have hope that the sleep disorders are getting better.

    Side effects: No side effects
  16. Erica L. Boaz says:
    4.0 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    tavor works fabulously at anxiety disorders. I just have to be careful that I do not take too much of the stuff because the effect is so pleasantly anxiety-relieving and redeeming.

    Side effects: No side effects
  17. Rosemarie C. Driskell says:
    4.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Burnout syndrome

    I got Wellbutrin prescribed for my fatigue depression. In the beginning massive sleep disorders. Strong inner restlessness with tiredness does not feel good. Severe stomach cramps and nausea all day with dizziness. Could not go straight, I always walked to the left side. My knees were shaking. Although I did not cry any more involuntarily, I had no emotions at all. I perceived people around me as if behind a glass wall. The mood brighter was still missing. I stopped taking it I was just too bad with this drug.

  18. Cleo S. Stoller says:
    1.5 rating


    Side effects: Fatigue
  19. Lorie N. Boyd says:
    2.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Depression

    after a week of fast, taken again without Wellbutrin. wake up with pain in the whole body, especially the neck, head, hip, knee, foot. After 2 grams of it only slightly better. after settling the pain is gone immediately

    Side effects: Muscle aches; Constipation
  20. Maricela J. Corbitt says:
    4.5 rating

    Wellbutrin for Drive disorders; Sleep disorders

    Wellbutrin: 150 to 300 mg strong muscle tension with pain, nerve pain, constipation with cramping effect after a few hours already, very good efficacy, improves alertness, performance mental and physical very very well! Unfortunately, after some attempts, despite having great effects, I had to sell off side effects too much. Modasomil: 100mg to 500mg daily in several doses. Top medication !! Effect after about 2 hours, very good activation Physically and mentally, a little feeling of cold in the beginning, very good in slow digestion! A shame works only 4 hours and must be taken at regular intervals 2-3 times a day. Cipralex: 10mg to 25mg daily, single dose. very good, great effect on exhaustion and depression with fatigue and anxiety, effect after a few days, no significant side effects, absolutely top medication.

    Side effects: Muscle aches; Constipation