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Wellbutrin SR vs generic Wellbutrin-which is best?

Posted by PhoenixGirl on January 1, 2003, at 23:56:35

I've been taking various doses of Wellbutrin SR for a few years now. It has never seemed to have much effect on my depression, but it allows me to stay awake. I used to be so lethargic I could barely stay awake, but Wellbutrin helped that. A few months ago my doctor and I increased it to a very high dose, which helped my mood somewhat and reduced my PMS depression.
However, I am wondering if the generic Wellbutrin ("buproprion") may help more. The generic form is immediate release like most meds, whereas Wellbutrin SR is made to get into your bloodstream slowly. I know someone who got a lot better with a small dose of the generic Wellbutrin, and have read about someone who felt "high" from it. My doctor said that the immediate release form has a higher risk of side effects because it gets into the bloodstream faster than SR, but that some of her patients have done well on it.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this, have you heard anything about the SR version versus the original buproprion?




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