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Re: Aplenzin

Posted by john51 on December 19, 2009, at 9:01:34

In reply to Re: Aplenzin john51, posted by Phillipa on December 18, 2009, at 21:16:57

> I don't get it? There seem to be so many forms already sustained release of wellbutrin why is this different? Thanks Phillipa

Well Phillipa, the only chemical difference is that Wellbutrin is in hydrochloride form and Aplenzin is in hydrobromide form. As far as how this could make any difference my doctor couldn't give me an answer. He simply stated that "maybe that 1% difference could make all the difference". The ONLY other difference is that with Wellburin XL you only have to take it once a day, however, if your doctor increases your dose to 450mg, which does happen, you will have to take 2 pills once a day...1 300mg and 1 150mg. Aplenzin is touting the fact that you only need to take one pill once a day which is their 522mg tablet which they say is equivalent to 450mg of Wellbutrin. Personally, I think it is just a gimmick to put out yet another "slightly" different form of a nearly identical medication that is motivated more by marketing than by research or providing relief that can't be found elsewhere. Just my opinion. Just one more thing, Aplenzin is not even incuded in my Rx Drug Insurance Formulary which means I would have to pay the retail price which is nearly $250 for a 30 day supply of the 348mg tab and over $500 for 30 day supply of 522mg tab. I have already stopped taking it and am going to give Nardil another shot. It did help me almost 18 years ago.
Thanks
John


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