My doctor said he was going to start me on Wellbutrin but he prescribed me buspirone 10 mg. I am confused about what the difference is if there is one and why he said it was Wellbutrin but isn't.
What is the difference between Wellbutrin and buspirone?
Question posted by msmad on 9 Oct 2017
Last updated on 16 November 2020
"Bupropion" = generic of "Wellbutrin" - an antidepressant med.
"Buspirone" = generic of "Buspar" - an anti-anxiety med.
Hello msmad, Wellbutrin is an antidepressant, and buspirone is an anti-anxiety medication. That is the difference between the two. Hope I helped.
Further clarification is needed here. Buspirone is NOT Wellbutrin. Bupropion is Wellbutrin and so is Zyban. Buspirone and bupropion are NOT interchangeable.
Wellbutrin is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder; depression and belongs to the drug class miscellaneous antidepressants.
Buspirone is used in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, ssri induced; anxiety; panic disorder; borderline personality disorder and belongs to the drug class miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics.
Wellbutrin is an atypical antidepressant which has some effect on anxiety with long term use. Buspirone is an anxiolytic which should help with anxiety almost immediately. They work hand in hand to help you feel better.
You can always feel free to post here with any questions or concerns, but remember that your doctor should be your primary source for medical advice and information.
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