What is Budeprion SR?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Bupropion

Budeprion™ SR is a brand name for the sustained release formulation of bupropion, a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 19 16
Major depressive disorder 14 14
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 3 2
Anxious mood 1 1
Fatigue 1 6

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
4
Mild
12
None
17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Budeprion SR

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 3
Dizziness 1
Headaches 1
Intermittent hypomania 1
Jerky movements (myoclonus) 1
Joint pain (hips, shoulders, knees) 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Budeprion SR

Dosage Patients
150 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Budeprion SR

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Other 4
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Budeprion SR

Duration

Currently taking Budeprion SR

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Budeprion SR

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 15
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 2
< $25 15
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Budeprion SR and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1
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8 patient evaluations for Budeprion SR

Jan 14, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 29, 2011 (Started Jan 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 24, 2008 (Started Jan 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 15, 2011 (Started Oct 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Oct 31, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Side effects: dry mouth

Oct 19, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth

Jul 4, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth

May 12, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Aug 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If taken to late in the day (past about lunch) you will not sleep well at night! That"s assuming you get up around 530 AM & go to bed around 9PM.
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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