Wellbutrin xl sr difference

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What is the difference between Wellbutrin SR and XL? I've been on 150 mg. of XL for 2 weeks now and other than feeling a bit jittery throughtout the day, I feel fine. (Even losing some weight). After reading all the blogs on this medicine, I'm scared of what may happen.
For some reason, this works for me. I too was changed from Wellbutrin XL 350 to Budeprion XL 350, and the difference was very obvious. Good luck!
When I saw my doctor, she simply said 'I'm putting you on Wellbutrin twice daily' and I assumed it would be the SR. But what I was given was XL, with the instructions to take it twice a day [morning and around noon]. My doctor's office is closed today, or I would have asked her. I did ask the pharmacist, and he said that yes, this is okay. I don't understand it, and I'm just curious about whether or not anyone else has ever been prescribed the XL in this way. The dosage is 150mg per pill.
I take Wellbutrin XL 300 mg once a day and Tramadol 50 mg. every six hours. I have not noticed any side effects at all using these two together. Also don't notice any difference in pain. Now I'm also taking Neurontin and Naproxen on top of it....now I have some side effects! Take care and I hope you feel better.
My doctor gave me a perscription for severe depression but he wrote it for Wellbutrin XL 150 mg. The past 3 days I have been on the W XL and my mood has worsened to even worse than it was before taking Wellbutrin. I'm going to try and go back on the SR 100mg now and see if there is a difference.. My question is it possible that once version of the drug makes me more depressed while the other once makes me happier?
What is the actual difference between Wellbutrin XL and Wellbutrin SR. Will both cause the same weight loss.
Can Wellbutrin XL cause nightmares? I have noticed since I have been taking it since November 16th that I have nightmares every night.
To reassure you, development of seizures when taking the newer forms of Wellbutrin (SR or XL) is very rare, particularly when prescribed doses less than 300 mg. Only individuals with a history of epilepsy who are not taking adequate anticonvulsant medication are likely to have a problem. Hopefully this information is helpful. Don't hesitate to ask any additional questions you may have. Best of luck!
I am switching from Effexor 75 to Wellbutrin SR 150. I want to know,is it better to begin the Wellbutrin and then wean off the Effexor or wean first then start Wellbutrin ? I asked my dr, she told me it made no difference, she also downplayed the withdrawls, judging from this site I am in for a treat. Please help .....I'de like to have as minimal side effects as possible obviously .......
I took Wellbutrin for 14 yrs, for SAD. Over that time I used the SR 150 twice daily and was then to switched to the 300 XL. That was fine. Then this this summer the ins. co. insisted I try the generic. At first I didn't notice any difference but now it seems I become extremely drowsy in the afternoon. My confusion is compounded by the fact that different manufacturers are being used. My pharmacist is very good and tries to make sure she orders from facilities in the U.S.
I believe that Wellbutrin XL has DANGEROUS side-effects for some people that will never experience these effects under Wellbutrin SR. This is a long post about an interaction with Wellbutrin XL. If you have not experienced the effects of Wellbutrin XL causing Anger, inability to concentrate, irrational behavior - you would do well to skip reading these first hand accounts. I was using Zoloft 200mg for over three years with no Anger problems.
Yesterday morning I popped my first Wellbutrin XL. Wellbutrin for those neuro pharmacologically healthy is an AD (antidepressant). First time with ADs, and as mentioned in a previous thread, it's not so much I feel *depressed* as feeling a lack of motivation to get back to what is left of my former life.
I've been on Wellbutrin for about 5 years and it's worked wonders for my depression. I also believe it's been a key factor in losing weight and maintaining my weight loss. During the first year and a half of taking it, I lost 30 pounds. Although I didn't necessarily feel less hungry, I felt like I had more energy and I was more in control of my impulsive behavior.
Do you know if there is more benifits as far as weight lost with the Wellbutrin SR then the Wellbutrin XL.
Not sure if it's withdrawals from Celexa, or side effects from the Wellbutrin SR. Took 40mg of Celexa for a year and Psychiatrist switched me to Wellbutrin SR 150mgs a day. He told me to stop the Celexa cold turkey. That I'd be fine, and just start taking the Wellbutrin SR the next day. This was on Oct 4th that I started the Wellbutrin SR and stopped the Celexa. Glad my sex drive is back, but other than that, I feel like taking my head off with a chainsaw about 1/2 the time.
Has anybody noticed an increase in acne with Wellbutrin XL? I have an issue with this as I came off Depo about 18 months ago, I was on SR for about 5 years, and my acne got worse, then switched to XL about 10 months ago and my acne went berserk! I am still waiting on a period???? The dermatologist wants to use accutane but I quit the Wellbutrin about 14 days ago in desperation, and it looks a bit better, just what I need, another drug induced mess right?
LOL. Sounds like you're taking Wellbutrin and not Wellbutrin XL which I believe is a newer formulation. Wellbutrin XL is once a day dosing while reg Wellbutrin I think is 2X a day. I guess you don't know how these things will hit you until you take them. How long was it before you felt the effects after you started. Thanks.
My husband was taking Wellbutrin sr 150 the doctor upped him to 200 sr and they gave him buprion 200 sr(on the bottle it says just Bupr). He had lots of energy on the Wellbutrin sr150 and was a pleasure to be arounds, but on this 200 buprionsr he goes to sleep and is like snappen at me all the time. After reading some of these questions I am worried that things are going to go back to the way they were before he started taking his meds.
Also, what is the difference between the Xl and the SR? Have you lost any weight while take this? I've read tons of blogs from people losing on this drug.
My doctor had given me a prescirption for Wellbutrin XL not for depression or anything like that but for weight loss. Apparently the most common side effects of XL is a reduced desire to eat, and an increased libdo. My insurance would not give me XL only SR. The first few days I wasn't hungry after that... well lets just say next week i am going to get the B!@ shot. How long have you been on Wellbutrin? If not at all i would wait and see what type of effect that has on you first.
This Serotonin Syndrome intrigues me. About 3 years ago, my doctor prescribed me with Wellbutrin SR. It was great at first. I was on top of the world. After a couple of years (too long I know), all I received from the Wellbutrin were the negative side effects. My new doctor then thought it would be a good idea to start me on Cymbalta. I was quite hesitant due to the fact that I had been on Wellbutrin for so long--going from a dopamine reuptake to a SSRI.
Toprol XL 50mg qd, Norvasc 5mg bid, plaquenil 200mg bid, lasix 40mg bid, diamox 750mg tid, potassium 40mg bid, prevacid 30mg qd, wellbutrin SR 150mg qd, Singulair qd, proventil inhaler qid, advair 250/50mcg bid, bicitra 15cc tid, fentanyl 50mcg patches) The cardiologist is telling me NOTHING. He hasn't explained anything, and I am in desperate need of bariatric surgery. Could someone please explain what's happening, and what it means? Also, what I can expect, or should expect?
Hang in there to anyone getting off of this drug. It will pass. I am on wellbutrin xl right now. Has anyone had bad side effects when getting off this one?
My doc put me on Wellbutrin XL 150 mg once a day but it's not really helping. I still get very distracted and can't focus on just one thing. Are there any adults that have experienced success with other medications? I already take Omega-3 fish oils, B-complex, etc. and exercise 30 min./day Thanks!
heya, Glad I came across this community, enjoyed reading some of the posts, helpful info for sure. Currently I am taking Wellbutrin XL, topamax, Lamictal, and Xanax (for sleep) and have been feeling desperate on what to try next for my Bipolar. I started on meds over 10 years ago when I was "diagnosed" (although not told with that terminology", then put eventually on Seraquel, Zoloft, Prozac, Buspar, Celexa......
I took it for about a week but couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to know if it was working,plus the littany of side effects it lists are extremely off-putting. I'm already on Wellbutrin but only 150 mg and it's SR, so it lasts about six hours I believe.. I quit Lexapro b/c it actually made my anxiety worse and I gained weight. I would rather take a low level dose of stimulant than this Strattera stuff which the doc says has fewer side effects than a stimulant. Is there truth to that?
I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND TOLD HIM I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THIS DRUG AND MYSELF, I WAS LAZY AND UNMOTIVATED. HE DECIDED TO PUT ME ON WELLBUTRIN SR. I WAS TOLD TO REDUCE EFFEXOR TO EVERY OTHER DAY, BUT AS YOU ALL KNOW EVEN IF YOU MISS A DAY IT MISERABLE. SO I DECIDED A.M.A TO QUIT COLD TUREY, I JUST WANT EVERY ONE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS THE WORST FEELING IVE EVER HAD. I HAD THE SHAKES, SWEATS, DIARREHA, LACK OF CONCENTRATION,NAUSEA,SHORT TEMPER AND THE GOOD OLD BRAIN ZAPS.
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