Why do they say do not chew or crush the wellbutrin XL?
Question posted by bree911 on 10 Oct 2014
Last updated on 10 October 2014
This is a time release pill. If you cut, crush or chew it, it releases a full days medication all at once because you defeat the time release mechanisms built into the Pill. Swallow it whole and take it as directed. DO NOT ALTER THIS PILL IN ANY WAY or you could get TOO MUCH MEDICATION ALL AT ONCE!!!
If a pill isn't scored (the line down the middle) You aren't supposed to cut, crush, or chew it. Or alter it in any way. You'll have way more reaction cutting it then you would letting it whole. You'll get all the meds at once.
As it is extended release if you chew, break, etc .,too much medication will be released at once causing more unwanted side effects. It is supposed to be taken every 12 hours.
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