Wellbutrin®, also known by its generic name bupropion, is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoketones. It's primarily used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Bupropion is also sometimes known as Zyban® and this preparation is FDA approved to help patients quit smoking. It's important to notes that Wellbutrin® and Zyban® are NOT interchangeable.

Side Effects of Wellbutrin®

As with any medication, Wellbutrin® may cause side effects. Some of the most common side effects of Wellbutrin® include:

  • Dry mouth

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia or sleepiness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Dizziness

  • Constipation

  • Weight loss or gain

  • Sweating

While these side effects are generally mild and temporary, some patients may experience more severe side effects, such as seizures, suicidal thoughts, or an allergic reaction. Patients should always consult with their healthcare provider if they experience any adverse reactions while taking Wellbutrin®.

Prescribing Wellbutrin®

Wellbutrin® is a prescription medication that can only be prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional. Before prescribing Wellbutrin®, a healthcare provider will evaluate a patient's medical history and symptoms to determine if it's an appropriate treatment option. The healthcare provider will also provide instructions on how to take Wellbutrin®, including dosage, frequency, and any precautions or potential side effects to be aware of.

Wellbutrin® is available as:

  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin®), an immediate-release tablet

  • bupropion SR (Wellbutrin® SR), a controlled-release tablet

  • Bupropion XL (Wellbutrin® XL), an extended-release tablet

Refilling Wellbutrin® Prescriptions with Cabinet Health

Cabinet Health can refill Wellbutrin® prescriptions and offers eco-friendly and personalized packaging options for medications. Patients can receive their medication in Cabinet's eco-friendly glass bottles, which are more sustainable than traditional plastic bottles. Cabinet also offers a seamless transfer of prescriptions to their personalized packaging, ensuring that patients have access to their medication without contributing to plastic pollution.