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Re: Avaliablity of wellbutrin in UK

Posted by pedr on December 19, 2001, at 7:47:53

In reply to Avaliablity of wellbutrin in UK, posted by janejj on December 18, 2001, at 22:18:55

> I'm wondering if Wellbutrin is used as an anti-depressant in the UK ? I think i read somewhere that it has only been approved as Zyban. Can anybody shed some light on this ?
> Regards
> Jane

Hi Jane,
My psychiatrist plans to start me on Zyban [a.k.a. wellbutrin, a.k.a. buproprion] for depression once I've weaned off Surmontil. He says it hasn't been licenced for the treatment of depression in the UK and some G.P.s won't prescribe it for uses other than stopping smoking.

I'm reasonably confident that my G.P. will agree with him and give me the Zyban. If she doesn't, I'll be pretty upset I reckon.

So the bottom line is that it can be prescribed in the UK for depression but your psych and G.P. have to agree to it. Finding a psych in the UK who'll presribe it may not be too easy judging by my and others' experience. I can forward you the contact details of my psych if required.





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