Wellbutrin XL Without Prescription
Wellbutrin is a prescription antidepressant with very distinct dopaminergic activity. It is used to relieve the symptoms of depression, and to prevent autumn-winter seasonal depression (seasonal affective disorder). Bupropion may be very useful for depression accompanied with hypersomnia and fatigue. Persons who experience apathy, poor attention, and lack of motivation may do well with Wellbutrin.
Bupropion is less likely to erode sexual desire and opportunities. Moreover, it can increase libido and intensity of orgasm. Another significant advantage is that the long-term treatment doesn't contribute to extra pounds.
Budeprion XL is FDA approved generic equivalent of Wellbutrin XL.
Bupropion was first synthesized by Burroughs Research in 1966, and patented by Burroughs-Wellcome (later Glaxo-Wellcome) in 1974. It was approved by the FDA in 1985 and marketed under the name Wellbutrin.
There are three formulations of bupropion hcl. The main difference is how the medicine is released into the system and the time it takes for your body to digest and process it: immediate-release (needs to be taken 3 times daily), sustained-release (Wellbutrin SR, needs to be taken twice daily) and extended-release (Wellbutrin XL, once daily formulation).
In general the slower release forms are better for most people, so XL will be better than SR and SR is better than immediate release. But not always.
Wellbutrin is not a perfect option for anxious and agitated persons, who may be particularly vulnerable to its stimulating properties.
On the other hand, sluggish and obese persons as well as smokers and ADHD sufferers may benefit from the energizing and anticraving properties of bupropion.
How to take
Wellbutrin XL (extended release) is sold in two prescription strengths, 150 mg and 300 mg, to allow for dosing flexibility.
The starting dose is 150 mg taken once a day in the morning. If this dose is well tolerated after a minimum of 3 days, it may be increased to 300 mg, also taken once a day in the morning. If no improvement is seen after several weeks of treatment, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 450 mg once a day.
For bupropion SR the starting dose is 100 mg twice a day, increase to 150 mg twice a day after at least 3 days. If there is no satisfactory results after 4 weeks the total daily dose may be increased up to 400 mg.
If you have severe liver damage, use Wellbutrin with extreme caution. You should not exceed 150 mg every other day. People with mild to moderate liver damage or kidney impairment will be prescribed a lower dose as well.