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Is Bupropion SR as effective as the brand name?

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LaurieShay 10 Jan 2013

I have found it to be, though the generics only have to have 80% of the active ingredient to be approved.

sirensiren 17 Apr 2013

Just as Laurie said, generic medications aren't under the same FDA potency guidelines as brand names (there is room for a certain % of different from the labeled dose), and this is why you may see some people switch from the brand name to generic and complain it's "not as good"- I difference of dose is quite probable with generic, so they don't feel as good.

For someone brand new to a drug, I do not see why this would truly factor in the results you get. It's worth looking up the percentage margin for the brand name vs. generic, I know certain generic manufacturers tend to be better than others as well.

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