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Old 10-16-2008, 06:07 AM   #1
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generic form of wellbutrin xl

I have been on the generic form of wellbutrin xl for six weeks now and I have noticed a big difference, but I still have sad and depressed days for no reason. Could it take these meds 6 weeks or longer to take FULL AFFECT?

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:56 AM   #2
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Re: generic form of wellbutrin xl

I have a question for you:

did you previously take the brand, then the generic and notice a difference? We are always being told that generics are every bit as good as brand (although there are many people in pain management who would dipute that one) but specifically in the case of brand vs generic Wellbutrin XL a report has shown that the slow release mechanism of the generic does not deliver a steady release of the medication the way the brand does.

Make your own decision about which one you take ( I pay extra because my insurance requires I accept generic if available so my co-pay on my Wellbutirn is about $50 vs $10) but I think that its unfair that manuafcaturers are able to get approval for drugs that don't quite work the same as the original. More than my two cents worth, I guess.

Good luck with your meds, I think Wellbutrin XL is an incredible medication.

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