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Wellbutrin XL

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5.6  Effectiveness
6  Side Effects
6.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 8 Wellbutrin XL side effects and 5 Wellbutrin XL benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is bupropion and brand name is Wellbutrin XL.
The active ingredient of this medication is bupropion.
Wellbutrin XL is manufactured by Biovail Corporation Mississauga.
Mainly used in treating depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
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02 Apr 2012 After about 1 to 2 weeks I noticed I had developed a problem getting an errection I was wondering if anyone else had experanced this?
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01 Apr 2011 wellbutrin XL 150mg a day has given me a new lease on life. It has been the only antidepressant that has worked for me with minimal side effects. Initially, my anxiety was increased and I had a few instances of mild to moderate agitation and was not fun to be around. This lasted only for the first 2 weeks on start-up of wellbutrin. It is one of the harder drugs to begin treatment on but stick with it for a month to really give it a chance to work. I take it in the morning as it keeps me awake and gives me energy for the day. I take this medication for anxiety and it has helped me to be more social to a point. Before i used to hide in my house and not want to leave for fear of having to talk with people. Thank you Wellbutrin!
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09 Sep 2011 what are the effects (positive) of wellbutrin after 4 weeks? i noticed too that i felt more normal after just a few days, but i was wondering what the long term effects were? does it put you in a "drug haze"?
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18 Mar 2011 Having a stressful job and family life, I was having the hardest time coping and I just wanted to die. Since taking Wellbutrin XL, I feel that I have gotten my life back ...I had forgotten what it was like to feel 'normal'. I personally don't want to go off this drug because I never want to feel that desperate, depressed and alone again. I'm a fan and unless something better and natural comes along, Wellbutrin is my best friend ;)
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28 Jul 2010 I tried many other medications to help me and none of them worked but when I took wellbutrin xl it made me feel balanced and focused instead of all over the place
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29 Jun 2010 I am getting off the drug-have serious side-effects with the prozac and wellbutrin xl--anxiety so bad I have to now take ativan for it to get through-odd thing is I have a good normal day and the next is filled with anxiety. so hard to understand what is going on with that-taking every other day-but if I take it 2 days in a row still get the every other day side-effects. Anyone else have that problem??? Thank You-Sandy
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09 Sep 2011 yeah you need to be observant with antidepressants and how you feel. prozac might lower your anxiety and put you in a "Drug haze" while handling your depression but not returning you to "normal". wellbutrin is good for returning to normal and not getting that crappy haze, but the side effect is increased anxiety. i would couple taking these meds with alternative treatment too, like acupuncture.
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