Cost differences between these 3 drugs?
I have experience with two of the meds you mentioned - Wellbutrin and Bupropion. The difference of the two can be in the inactive ingredients (as well as the time-release mechanism). Zyban contains exactly the same active ingredient as Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin contains exactly the same active ingredient as Bupropion (both contain bupropion hydrochloride), but just under a different name. I can say this, because years ago, I was prescribed Wellbutrin to help me to quit smoking!
At today's prices, since Brand names have skyrocketed in recent years, a 30 day supply of Brand name Wellbutrin, which is not covered by many (most) insurance companies today, costs $1389.00/month. Since Zyban is also Brand name medication, I assume that the price would be similar. On the other hand, Bupropion the generic version, costs me $13.00/month. Quite a huge price difference. Bupropion $13/month, or Wellbutrin $1389/month. You decide!
Hi, Marcs! G Mc is absolutely right. Bupropion ~ the generic ~ is by far the least expensive.
Best regards, Wildcat
I get my prescriptions through Costco. While you theoretically don't need a card to do it, it makes tracking easier.
For the 150mg XR, the cost between the branded and generic is about $5... but even the branded is under $20 for 30.
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