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User Reviews for Bupropion systemic

Also known as: Aplenzin, Budeprion, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL, Buproban, Forfivo XL, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban

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8.3/10 Average Rating
235 Ratings with 236 User Reviews

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"Initially prescribed for smoking cessation 300mg. Worked really, really well. Then I had a pleasant side effect in which I lost 40 pounds. Really decreased my appetite. Then to my dismay, the weight returned. Fell into deep depression. Tried so hard to get back to the no appetite stage to no avail."

   
8.0

Kim (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 17, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Tried expensive Chantix first. Bizarre dreams and did really scary things in my sleep. Really a Psychotic's Drug ! Made me completely psychotic and angry. Then tried Zyban and read the interesting comments. Only needed the lower doses. I was on drug for 2.5 months. Able to gracefully quit 1-1/2 pack a day habit by Nov 2006. No angry responses. Not afraid to sleep. Even lost a few pounds. Have stayed off the butts since 2006. Good drug for smoking cessation--bad anti-depressant. Cheap. Generic available."

   
8.0

Nebraskan (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 10, 2018

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"I am taking this to quit smoking, not a big smoker 10 or less a day, I asked my DR for help to quit and she gave me this, after reading some very negative side effects I was scared to take it but I really want to quit, on day 4 and I have noticed that I have no cravings to smoke just the habit part so that will be the only issue for me, the habit, I have had no other side effects so far"

harper (taken for less than 1 month) September 30, 2018

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"I have been a smoker for 20 years, and I have tried to quit many times, tried cutting down then cold turkey, tried the patch but it didn’t go well with my skin, I started taking Wellbutrin last Monday. Was told to smoke the first week, after 3 days, it tasted so gross that I went from smoking a pack a day to maybe 5 or 6 a day. I finally stopped smoking on day 8 of the meds and it honestly works so well. I never thought I could quit and it honestly has been a lot easier than I thought, especially when I went through hell trying to quit other times. I do get side effects I’m not crazy about. I find myself with less energy , ( which I heard should increase it) dizzy daily, and a complete scatter brain, but all well worth it in my eyes. You still get cravings, but not nearly as bad. And you have to be dedicated to quit as well, this pill helps but doesn’t do it for you. If I can do it, believe me YOU CAN! Good luck"

   
8.0

Meesh (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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"I’m taking Wellbutrin and have been smoke free 6 days now. This medicine works but you still will have cravings. The first 3 days was super hard now much better. This medicine makes you very thirsty and a slight weird taste in mouth. I actually found that helps with quitting. Always drinking water and brushing teeth. I do find it to make me scattered brain and somewhat restless"

   
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T (taken for less than 1 month) September 1, 2018

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"Doc put me on 150mg bupropion to stop smoking. Didn’t work after a few months. Doc put me on 300mg bupropion and what a whirlwind! I felt like I think a man feels... thinking of sex 24-7, always keen, sleeping around (after no sex for 20 years) and never satisfied. It was horrible! Even watched porn which I never do. After a few months of this, I realized this was so not me and went off it when I thought it might be the Bupropion. Whew, back to normal, thank goodness. I never did quit smoking yet, haha. Needed that after sex cig during this escapade. Would probably be awesome for anyone having trouble enjoying sex."

   
5.0

Tammy August 12, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Smoked for 10 years, a pack a day for about 5 of them. Military doctor recommend I take Zyban to quit, I was skeptical but about 4 days into the medication it felt as though I forgot I was a smoker. No cravings after meals, wake up and don't even think to smoke, it truly is phenomenal. I quit 2 days after taking the drug and stayed on for 2 weeks to ween off. Life changing."

   
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CdnSoldr (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2018

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"My husband was prescribed this med as a stop smoking aid. He had side effects of hallucinations and tremors so bad he couldn't stand and that was after only 5 days of this med...do NOT recommend it"

   
1.0

Tarri (taken for less than 1 month) July 20, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Used it for smoking cessation and depression but found it did not help with depression and landed me in the hospital hooked up to an EKG all night because my heart was racing and blood pressure through the roof."

   
1.0

Never again (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 19, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "I had my first cigarette when I was seven years old, by the time I was 51 it had grown 35 a day . I tried patches, hypnotherapy and cold turkey, none worked. Cold turkey was the worse, it gave me pains in the stomach for 9 days in a row. I eventually went to my doctor for help and he recommended Zyban. Almost immediately it worked. Day 1 wasn't the best, but by day 4 I had the smoking habit licked. For me it is a miracle because I always thought that I would never beat it. But Zyban saved me. That was 12 years ago, I now know that under no circumstances will I ever smoke cigarettes again. I can' t thank the manufacturers or my doctor enough for my release of this evil addiction"

   
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Ajax (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2018

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"My doctor put me on Wellbutrin XL to stop smoking and it does nothing."

   
1.0

Justosmart (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 5, 2018

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"A few years ago I wanted to quit smoking and my mother had a few bottles of Welbutrin SR. I knew it was used to help people quit smoking because my boss had told me that's what he used. I took it and ended up quitting for about 4 months then I ran out of tablets. Didn't have good insurance then. So fast forward to now here I am on day 5 of taking Welbutrin SR because I really want to quit smoking. I'm starting to feel like the cigs are starting to taste nasty. Still smoking as I know it can take 2 weeks to stop completely. However, I hope it works like it did the last time because I've been ready to quit. I just need to get my husband on board too. Only side effects I've been having is my hands tremble which will go away, I feel anxious even though I'm on 6mg of Xanax a day. I just feel like I don't know what to do. I feel a lot happier. I will update on my experience once I get a few weeks in. Last time it worked PERFECT!"

   
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Nichole (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Ok, so I started taking Zyban about 2 weeks before my quit date. It helped me with cravings and also the anxiety, associated with not-smoking was gone. No side effects experienced."

   
8.0

Arsi (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2018

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"I started this medication on April 12th. I took one pill per day the first week. My doctor told me not to quit smoking the first week. The second week, I started on two pills per day. After four days of taking two pills per day, I quit smoking. Had a few drags, but it tasted awful. Haven't smoked since and it has been 19 days. I truly consider this medication to be a miracle drug. I never thought in a million years that it would be this easy to quit. My next challenge - going on a cruise in June. Not sure how I will do when I have alcohol. We'll see."

   
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madambuck (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Here it is the 11th day and I am not interested in a cig. Even after I ate. It's really weird because I don't have that anxious feeling I would get if I even went for an hour without. I lit one up today just to see if the nicotine would make me feel different. You know how it does after you've gone a long time without a cig, at a movie or or eating etc... I felt nothing. I can't explain how it's working but it makes me feel like I never was a smoker. I've been smoking for 30 years a pack and half a day! This medicine is freaking amazing!!"

   
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Bill B (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2018

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"It does relieve some anxiety over trying to go without smoking- the doctor says I have nicotine addiction more than smoking out of habit I'm usually calm & laid back, but since starting this Rx (@2 months ago) I am hyper & can only take one tab a day, & have had some trouble with my hands trembling. Never experienced this before Still think it's worth using though, as smoking is a killer & any help along the way to stop is worth it"

pegleg (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 21, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Smoked 30 years. Took Zyban while smoking for a couple weeks and kind of just forgot that I ever smoked. Mentally it made me nauseous to even think of a cigarette. Never looked back. It's been 20 years and the funny thing is that while I could never smoke a cigarette, ( I've tried a couple times just for fun and YUK ) I can occasionally smoke a cigar. Not sure why but I will say, Zyban will kill cigarette addiction. Of course you can find reasons to start again but it will be very difficult after Zyban. Worked the same for my wife. Do It !!"

   
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Hosey O'Grady (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "I took Zyban in 2001. The first 10 days was fine, but once I started taking 2 a day I went into anyphalactic shock and also had a seizure, which then landed me in the hospital. I was 20 yrs old and had no previous history of seizures. Also, once the hives went away, and the prednisone and Benadryl wore off from being in the hospital, I still had skin sensitivity and seriously bad joint pain for almost 2 weeks. I know this is rare but be careful. Now, just to be safe, I tell Dr’s and pharmacists that I’m allergic to Wellbutrin/ buproprion/ Zyban."

   
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Idohair36 (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2018

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"I've been taking Wellbutrin so far for 5 days to quit smoking and curb my appetite. Well I have cut down a little. Wellbutrin is lessening my desire to smoke. I've read some of the reviews that stated after 3 days cigarettes tasted bad; that is not so far what I have experienced. I also take Cymbalta 60 milligrams for depression. Both medications work well together for me. I'll keep you posted."

   
8.0

Janene March 10, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Smoked 30 years Never thought I could ever quit! Tried this product recommended by my doctor Felt a bit high and forgetful a bit my general patience was less But after 1 month I have stopped using Zyban and have quit 100% Really is a miracle pill!!!!!"

   
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Pauly (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2018

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"I was a "social smoker" for years and really enjoyed that occasional cigarette. Then I was prescribed Wellbutrin for depression, and shortly thereafter I noticed that I had zero interest in cigarettes. It was like someone had turned off a light. I mentioned it to my doctor a while later and she told me that Wellbutrin is sometimes used for smoking cessation. In the 18 years since then, I've probably smoked 3 or 4 times, and it just wasn't the same. Amazing."

   
9.0

RT (taken for 10 years or more) February 27, 2018

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"I started this medication about 5 weeks ago to stop smoking. I have been cigarette free for a month. No cravings at all. My mood has improved. Maybe I had some borderline depression going on? I feel amazing. Happy, fun, and have a little more energy. I haven’t felt like this in a long time. I have lost 5-6 pounds in 5 weeks! Not sure if it’s decreased appetite or its causing me not to crave food. But I will take it either way. Sleeping great! Falling asleep every night fast and I wake up happy/well rested. 5- Increased libido- Maybe just feeling better overall causes this. 9/10 rating because of the initial side effects. I had an odd taste in my mouth for about 3 weeks, some nausea for the first few days, and night sweats for about a week. Again, could have been related to smoking withdrawal as well. I don’t want to stop this medication and plan to keep taking it even though I am no longer smoking."

SickofSmoke January 27, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "Loved this product threw the cigarettes and pills away 2 weeks after starting. Best product ever it’s been 16 years for me."

   
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Smokefree (taken for less than 1 month) January 1, 2018

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Zyban (bupropion): "I smoked for about 20 years. I was up to two packs a day. My daughter was two, and I wanted to see her get married. I had to try something. I didn’t want to quit though, I loved smoking. Dr. prescribed two pills a day for eight days, one pill thereafter. After the eighth day, I filled my last pack with water. Through it out, and went to bed. In the morning it was like I never smoked in my life. No desire at all. Even the things that would normally set me off, didn’t matter. Amazing. Thank you to the makers of Zyban!"

   
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Gary in powell, Ohio December 30, 2017

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"I’ve been on this drug for slightly more than 2 weeks. The only reason I started taking this drug is to quit smoking, and it didn’t help at all. I got a few rages since I started it too, and this is so not me."

   
5.0

NohaD November 30, 2017

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