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I am taking 450mg wellbutrin xl.  I have two copays because my insurance will only pay for a certain amount of pills.  So, I have to take 150mg and 300mg together.  I take them both in the morning.

I am broke (like the rest of you) and I cant afford 2 $30 copays.  I am changing doctors and my GP will call me in a script.  Anyway, I was going to ask her to call me in generics (XL or SA- doesnt matter to me).  Is there a generic 150?  I think I can handle 300mg am and 150 at night- SA.  I have only seen people take 300 at a time with the XL.  What about the SA?

Does that make sense?

-dirty

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I was using 450 of the XL for about 3 months last summer (after being on 300mg SR for over 5 years), and I took all 450 (one 300 and one 150) in the morning.  There is a generic bupropion that comes in 100, 150 or 300.  There's also an ER version that comes in 150, maybe other dosages, but I don't know how well that works when compared with the brand name XL, but I imagine it must maintain more even levels than the SR.  I went off the XL and reduced it at the same time because of mania (I'm BP), but I suspect it's a good way to take it for depression.

Generic SR seemed to me to work the same as the brand name SR.  I took my SR twice a day, 150 in the morning and 150 mid-afternoon.  My pdoc always had me split it for more "coverage."  I never could take it at bedtime and still sleep soundly.  My understanding is that you should wait 7-8 hours between doses, so I generally took my pm dose between 3 and 4:00 and did fine. 

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I'm also on Wellbutrin XL at 450 mgs. My doc prescribed it so that I get 90 150-mg pills each month, for one co-pay. BUT, if he had prescribed both the 150 and the 300, my insurance would have charged 2 co-pays.

SOooo, check with your insurance people. It could work this way for you, too.

Greeny

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I used to take generic 150 ERs.  I actually started on the generic and only switched to the name brand because that's what my new psych wrote the prescription for and I didn't really care.  They both seemed to work the same for me. 

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Thanks you guys.  That really helps me. 

I would like to add my new dr is an idiot.  I just had to get that off my chest.  Is there a place where we can complain about our doctors?  I want others to know not to go to him.  I was so mad at him the other day when he didnt call me back, ever, even when I was crying on the vmail and all) .I was thinking of some very mean things to do (hide a dead fish in the waiting room's flowers).  Do you do that too?  Maybe it's just me.  Also, if you have some ideas.. I'm listening!

;)

-Dirty

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