The sustained-release tablet (Wellbutrin SR, Zyban) is usually taken twice a day, with doses at least 8 hours apart. The extended-release tablet (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin XL) is usually taken once daily in the morning; doses of the extended-release tablet should be taken at least 24 hours apart.
Can Wellbutrin make you sleepy?
Bupropion oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.
How long does it take for Wellbutrin to kick in?
It often takes 6-8 weeks before you notice an improvement in your mood or regain interest in activities you enjoy. Wellbutrin XL and SR both work the same way.
Does Wellbutrin help you sleep better?
The antidepressant Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an SSRI but has been associated with insomnia. However, studies that have examined electrical activity of the brain in patients taking bupropion indicate the drug actually increases REM sleep time.
Should I take Wellbutrin SR in the morning or at night?
Bupropion SR is usually taken twice daily in the morning and mid-afternoon. The dose usually ranges from 100 mg twice daily up to 200 mg twice daily. Bupropion XL is usually taken once daily in the morning.
Will Wellbutrin give me energy?
Doctors may choose Wellbutrin for patients whose depression symptoms are more “melancholic” or “sluggish,” says Ackerman, because it can give patients a boost energy-wise. “It can be like an extra cup of coffee,” she says. Some women, however, may find it actually revs them up too much, increasing anxiety.
Do you lose weight on Wellbutrin XL?
Studies of Wellbutrin XL show that 23% of people taking a dose of 150 to 300 mg per day lost 5 pounds or more. In the same studies, 11% of people gained more than 5 pounds. Studies of Wellbutrin SR show that 14% of people taking a dose of 300 mg per day lost more than 5 pounds.
Will Wellbutrin help me lose weight?
Because the medicine improves stress and mood, it was originally invented as an anti-depressant. However, later studies showed that it helped people quit smoking, so Bupropion has been FDA-approved to help with smoking cessation. Further studies showed that it helps provide better weight loss than diet alone.
Should Wellbutrin be taken at night?
If you have trouble sleeping (insomnia), do not take this medicine too close to bedtime. If you use this medicine to prevent depression with seasonal affective disorder, take it during the autumn season before your symptoms start.
Can I take Wellbutrin if I have anxiety?
Wellbutrin may not be suitable for people who experience depression alongside high levels of anxiety. A person should contact their doctor to establish which antidepressant medication would be best for them.
Which Wellbutrin is best for weight loss?
Bupropion seems to be effective for weight-loss maintenance as well. A 2012 study found that obese adults who took bupropion SR (standard release) in 300mg or 400mg doses lost 7.2% and 10% of their body weight, respectively, over 24 weeks and maintained that weight loss at 48 weeks (Anderson, 2012).