I take 150 mg twice a day of Wellbutrin (bupropion)
Is it safe to cut Wellbutrin in half if the pill is too big for me to swallow?
Question posted by Littlegreta on 29 Jan 2017
Last updated on 7 July 2020 by Dawnasoo
Never, ever, ever cut a time release tablet in half and never open a capsule. They are that way for a reason. You risk severe side effects by getting all the medication at once instead of slowly.
I'm new to Wellbutrin can I cut a 75mg in half to start with
Dear god please don't do this! It removes the extended release mechanism and you get it all at once possibly causing seizures. If you don't want to take them whole then ask about the IR version that you can take 3-4 times a day.
I don't see any reason why you can't unless the instructions state that the pill can't be cut in half. To be on the safe side, it wouldn't hurt to call your Pharmacist and ask them. Better to be safe than sorry! Hugs
Littlegreta; listen to Janie; Not only well it not work right but you may get all of it at once the 1/2 side and nothing on the other if this is a timed release and has no score in the pill. If your not sure call your pharmacy and see which one you have. And if worse comes to worse ask your doctor for the regular Wellbutrin generic that are pretty small but you have to take them every 3 to 4 hours. I would keep trying to swallow the other put it in some applesauce or yogurt it already has a clear coated film to make it easier to swallow give that a try. good luck Chuck.1957
Hi, Greta! Are the pills that you take 150mg? If you were to half them and swallow BOTH halves each time you would be fine. You shouldn't divide pills and take the halves at separate times because the doses might not be accurate.
Best regards to you.
From what I have read it is not advised to cut your Wellbutrin in half if it is the SR or XL. These are time released and if cut in half could have the potentential of not working as it should.
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