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Old 04-30-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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I wanted wellbutrin xl but dr wanted to give me wellbutrin SR WHY ???

Does anyone know if the XL tends to work better with the weight loss than the SR ???

Why would the SR be better than the XL ?

Is it the same exact drug ??

I just dont get why he would do the SR and not the XL. Seems like the Xl would of saved me money too !

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Old 04-30-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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Re: I wanted wellbutrin xl but dr wanted to give me wellbutrin SR WHY ???

Just out of curiousity, did you ask you Dr? I think if you want the correct answer, he is the best to ask.

 
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:54 PM   #3
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Re: I wanted wellbutrin xl but dr wanted to give me wellbutrin SR WHY ???

Yes I did mention the XL to him and he told me " he knew what he was doing " and laughed like I was being paranoid or asking too many questions.

I think possibly he just did not know they had an xl ? I dont know !

 
Old 04-30-2004, 09:23 PM   #4
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Re: I wanted wellbutrin xl but dr wanted to give me wellbutrin SR WHY ???

There might be one reason. Do you have prescription coverage? My health plan will cover Wellbutrin SR, but not Wellbutrin XL. Wellbutrin SR has, or will have soon, a generic version out. It obviously is cheaper for my insurance company to pay for the generic version of Wellbutrin SR rather than the brand name Wellbutrin XL. It might have been due to insurance and/or to save you money. Aside from that, I would recommend that you ask your doctor to clarify his reasons as to why he prescribed the SR rather than the XL version to you. It is your body, health, mind, money, and insurance involved. You are entitled to straight-forward, respectful answers to your questions, not condascending attitudes. If you do not feel that this physician is answering your questions and showing you the respect that you deserve, than, go doctor shopping! You deserve only the best. Good luck.

 
Old 05-06-2004, 11:25 AM   #5
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From what I understand they are the same thing except the XL is time released.
Thus it's one a day.
Sorry, that's really all I know about the differences in the two.
I'm on the XL...never been on the other.

 
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