What is Budeprion XL?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Bupropion

Budeprion XL® is an extended-release version of bupropion, a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) used for the treatment of depression. It is also used for the prevention of seasonal affective disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 39 13
Major depressive disorder 31 23
Anxious mood 4 1
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) 4 5
Buzzing vibration sensation 3 3

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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
18
None
21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Budeprion XL

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 6
Drowsiness 2
Headaches 2
Weight loss 2
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Excessive sweating 1

Show all 22 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Budeprion XL

Dosage Patients
300 mg/24 hours daily 1
300 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Budeprion XL

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 5
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 2
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Budeprion XL

Duration

Currently taking Budeprion XL

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Budeprion XL

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 5
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 38
Usually 7
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 43
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 33
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Budeprion XL after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Escitalopram (Lexapro) 1
Vilazodone (Viibryd) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Budeprion XL

Sep 14, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: effective, no side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I went to 150 mg XL morning and 150mg at night 2. no depression during the fall taking it morning and night it has nit trigger my mania and it improves my orgasms no depression
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 6, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I now take 150mg morninhg and 150mg at bedtime no sexual side effects minimal depression
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 26, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I switched to 150mg in the am and 150 in th pm so it will not trigger mania Increased sex drive and climax none
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: 1 no problems 2increased my sex drive and downside it can trigger mania 3 no depression at the monment
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: this is not working doc i aware
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: this does not effect my sex drive because this work on dopamiine in the brain One other is that anti depressants can trigger mania
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: better sex drive
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: 1 helps with my depression 2 increased sex drive 3 but it can trigger my mania
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 5, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: no major deperssion and triggers some mania which i get hyper sexual which is great long as ai dont spend money
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: no sex problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: graet for me for depression and no sexual side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 14, 2008 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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