I am on day 10 of Bupropion 150sr. I was told to increase the dose to twice daily after 3 days. The 300 dose made me jittery and unable to sleep. Is it effective for me to continue the 150sr once daily until my next appointment in 2 weeks?
Hello chrystle00. I understand the side effects and how uncomfortable they can be. You can certainly remain at the 150mg sr dose but in all likely hood the drug will not be as effective as the total 300mg dose would be. It usually will take close to a month for the drug to reach its theraputic level. Bupropion sr is usually given in a 150mg dose. After 4 or 5 days the dose is increased by another 150mg. When taking Bupropion sr, the maxiumn dose should not exceed 400mg per day. When taking the twice daily dose, its recommended that you space the doses apart by at least 8 hours. This is done so the Bupropion is spread out evenly throughout your body. Good heath and wishes to you,pledge
You can certainly stay at the lower dosage, but I can share that if you give the higher dosage long enough time the insomnia and jitteriness will subside. You may want to ask your doctor about the bupropion XL which is taken once in the morning thereby less chance of causing insomnia. I have taken it for quite some time with excellent results.
Give your doc the heads up, but my dr did the same thing with my dosage and the insomnia is just the beginning. I began to hallucinate, hear things that weren't real and had invasive disturbing thoughts and also experienced heightened senses (light sensitivity, background sound effects was like a jet engine in my ear). i immediately lowered my dosage to the original 100 mg and I feel much better again. But always tell ur dr and keep a journal of ur experiences every day. I started doing that so that I would be able to tell my dr exactly what was going on in between appts.
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