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Old 04-02-2008, 04:02 AM   #1
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Question Wellbutrin: Generic VS namebrand. Which will make you lose weight?

Hey all. Im already on 40mg lexapro, and today I went to see my doctor about my depression cause it's kicking in again. Anyways, he told me to start taking just 20 mg of lexapro a day and put me on 150 mg of Wellbutrin as well. He prescribed it not only for depression, but kind of weight loss as well because I have gained quite a bit of weight since I started getting depressed again. He said it will decrease my appetite a lot.

So I went to get it filled and they gave me the generic version of it. They said they didnt even have the name brand in stock or something like that.

Well im worried. I was so excited to hear that wellbutrin would cut down my appetite which is absolutely HUGE. Is the generic version just as good as the name brand at reducing appetite?

Also, will how much wellbutrin you take effect how much weight you can lose? Is 150 a very low dose?


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Old 04-02-2008, 07:07 AM   #2
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Re: Wellbutrin: Generic VS namebrand. Which will make you lose weight?

A lot of people on here seem to HATE the generic. I however LOVE IT. I was nervous when i was put on the bupropion because almost everyone on here talked about how bad it was and the side effects were ten time worse than the name brand. I however have not had anything but a good expierence with it. As for the weight loss I'm not sure, as I was also going through and insulin reistance diagnosis, so the odds of me loosing weight without the metformin are kinda slim. As for my moods, WOW. I love it. I went from STRESSED ALL THE TIME and CRYING to "I can so do this, its all going to be ok". I think as long as you watch what you eat you'll be fine. Good Luck!

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Re: Wellbutrin: Generic VS namebrand. Which will make you lose weight?

Neither one is a guarantee for losing weight. Some people get this particular side effect but for a lot of others the drug is pretty much weight neutral. All depends on the way your body is made and how the drug effects your metabolism.

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Old 04-03-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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Re: Wellbutrin: Generic VS namebrand. Which will make you lose weight?

The namebrand Wellbutrin XL (I take a combo with Cymbalta) has been weight neutral for me. Boo.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:51 AM   #5
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Re: Wellbutrin: Generic VS namebrand. Which will make you lose weight?

JuneBug -- how have you been doing on this combo? I'm on 20 mg of Lexapro and I was just prescribed 150 mg of the generic Wellbutrin to go with it, so I'm curious about your results, side effects, etc.! Thanks!

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