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User Reviews for Budeprion XL to treat Depression

Budeprion XL has an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 from a total of 17 ratings for the treatment of Depression. 53% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 6% reported a negative effect.

Budeprion XL Rating Summary

7.2/10 average rating

17 ratings from 18 user reviews.

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Reviews for Budeprion XL

Rachel · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 28, 2019

“I've been on Bupropion XL for almost 7 years after trying every other antidepressant and suffering all their side effects. They made me sleepy, weird, and generally vapid. If I'm honest, Bupropion did and continues to do nothing for my depression. I think it might even have made my anxiety worse. BUT--and this is a HUGE but--I feel like myself. I'm awake, I'm alert, and I. GET. STUFF DONE. Seriously, I started Bupropion and wrote a 140k word novel that month for no reason whatsoever. Regular antidepressants took away my depression, but they also took away everything else, and that just made me more depressed in a different way I couldn't quite feel. Bupropion gave me myself back, it kicked me in the ass and slapped me across the face and forced me to do the things I want to do. I'm still depressed, but Bupropion showed me how to live with it.”

10 / 10
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glosta · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 28, 2020

“I'd been on Budeprion 150 XL for close to 1 year; felt 'ok' yet hoped to feel better. I knew something was off so the doc suggested upping to 300 XL. Felt improvement but soon developed tremor so we decided to try alternating days, ( ie: 300 XL Monday, 150 XL Tuesday, etc ) which eliminated the tremor and also improved my mental state. Another side effect of 300XL was an increase in libido, sounds good, but almost too much. It decreased after a couple of weeks. How do I know the mix is working? My thoughts are in a steady state of the present, no longer projecting into the past or into the speculation about the future. I'm not one for wishful thinking but I do hope the Wellbutrin continues to work for my mental health.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous November 16, 2008

“I recently switched from Wellbutrin XL to the generic form Budeprion XL to save money. After several weeks I realized the medication wasn't working like Wellbutrin XL. I'm all for generics usually, but in this case, the generic drug doesn't work.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous April 18, 2010

“I have been taking this generic for several years. It worked great. Now my pharmacy uses a different manufacturer every time I refill. What a difference. With the Watson brand I'd rate this a 10. I'm currently on the Activis brand and I would rate this a 0. All symptoms back. I found a few of the other brand and took them and felt great but now I'm back to this most recent refill and it's awful. All I can say is although there is supposedly the same ingredients not all generics are equal.”

6 / 10
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Pats1957 March 26, 2015

“Have taken other medications in the past and stopped due to the side effects. Now I take bupropion xl 300 mg a day with no apparent side effects. I can laugh. I can still cry. I don't dwell on bad things. It makes me just feel better. But Dr accidently wrote for SR once. I went ahead and took a dose (thinking it would be basically the same, only a little faster acting - I took a 150 mg dose) and was sick as a dog and felt drugged. Amazing the difference in XL and SR - and I imagine the fast acting would be even more severe. I'll stick to the XL.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 1, 2020

“So I've been taking Wellbutrin XL150 for a month and then increased my mg to 300 daily currently. It helps with a lot of issues I have with mood swings and severe depression. Just like the anon below me I now have premature ejaculation which is something I've never had before, literally went from having 10 minutes of sex to 30 seconds and it's making me feel less confident.”

7 / 10
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honeybadger · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 29, 2013

“I've been suffering from depression and anxiety for 8 years with little relief from other antidepressants and combinations (Zoloft, Lexapro, Lexapro & Lithium, Imipramine, Desipramine) and cognitive therapy. I became so sick of switching medications that I just pretended everything was okay until it was too much to bear. I've been on Budeprion XL for about a month now, increased from 150mg to 300mg. Other than a periodic rapid heart beat, some brief sleeping interruptions, and a tad bit of irritability, I can honestly say I'm starting to feel a bit better. I've got more energy than I've had in a long time as well. I would just recommend that if you're a heavy caffeine consumer, maybe cut back a bit to reduce some of the symptoms.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 18, 2009

“What can I say this is a GREAT medicine! It was prescribed to me to prevent migraines and depression and it work wonders. I stopped getting migraines from 2-3 a week to maybe 1 a month, helped me improve my energy, sex drive and YES I lost about 25lbs in less then 3months LOVE IT. I would so recommended it to anyone.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous November 19, 2011

“I have been using Budeprion for about 3 months and not only have I quit smoking, it has helped me in other ways mentally. I would not say that it makes me "happy" but it has given me such moments of clarity/enlightenment.”

9 / 10
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mrdoolin June 17, 2009

“I have been on bupropion for mild depression for many, many years. I switched to the 300XL recently, in order to only take it once a day. I had tried many other anti-depressants and found one overriding side effect - sexual problems. With the Budeprion XL, I have no such effects and the drug works very well.”

9 / 10
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dudeman44 January 10, 2010

“Wasn't on this drug for very long, only about 2 months. I felt mildly stimulated, but got no great effects from it. No side effects either however. The reason for the high rating is that it destroys all pleasure of smoking for me, to the point that I don't want to smoke due to the fact I won't feel it. Also the only popular antidepressant I know that doesn't affect sex drive in a negative way like SSRIs.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous October 20, 2011

“I have been on 200mg of buproprion xl for about 2 years and I can say that it has had a great effect on my life. First off, I quit smoking. The urge to smoke was like, GONE! My mood was great for about 1 1/2 yrs and I feel that this is a great medicine for most. I did gain weight on it and my appetite has actually INCREASED, so I guess I am one of the unlucky ones. I have noticed some withdrawal symptoms if I miss a dose, which is something else to consider. It has stopped being effective for me and I am concerned about raising my dosage due to the withdrawal symptoms I have experienced. I am constantly tired and lethargic and recently had a major depressive episode. ”

6 / 10
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kolljojm February 25, 2009

“This generic works very well for me. I switched to the generic because my insurance carrier recommended me to do so. I feel much better and I didn't even know I was depressed. Only thing is I have no energy.”

9 / 10
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Dianalb August 23, 2010

“Currently on 10mg of Lexparo 1 x a day to help mellow out my anxiety and panic attacks associated with postpartum depression. Was extremely effective, but the effect started wearing off after 2 months. The drowsiness I experienced from the medication was also getting unbearable. Doctor prescribed 150 mg Wellbutrin XL 1 x a day to be used in combination with the 10mg Lexapro. The idea was that it would increase my feelings of well-being while counteracting the drowsiness. Stopped Wellbutrin after 2 days. I experienced anxiety, sleeplessness, bad headaches behind my eyes, nausea and sour stomach. Probably should have given it more time to kick in. Will stick to Lexapro and just drink more coffee.”

4 / 10
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Fingolfin8 August 5, 2016

“I have used several different antidepressants and this is the best so far. I have more energy(still not much), sleep better and fewer thoughts of suicide.”

7 / 10
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Coldaslife · Taken for less than 1 month May 4, 2017

“I thought this was going to be a game changer seeming that I already take a high dose of effexor. All I can say is I'm up and down...mostly down, cry everyday..need to get off after a few short weeks”

4 / 10
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unpretty February 6, 2009

“I've been feeling real down so my doctor told me to take budeprion. I feel much better, I'm happy and taking one step at a time. I can now get out of bed.”

6 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 16, 2017

“This generic is not effective.”

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