Increases in dose should not exceed 100 mg per day in a 3‑day period. WELLBUTRIN Tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed, divided, or chewed. The recommended starting dose is 200 mg per day, given as 100 mg twice daily. After 3 days of dosing, the dose may be increased to 300 mg per day, given as 100 mg 3 times daily, with at least 6 hours between successive doses. Dosing above 300 mg per day may be accomplished using the 75- or 100-mg tablets. A maximum of 450 mg per day, given in divided doses of not more than 150 mg each, may be considered for patients who show no clinical improvement after several weeks of treatment at 300 mg per day. Administer the 100‑mg tablet 4 times daily to not exceed the limit of 150 mg in a single dose. It is generally agreed that acute episodes of depression require several months or longer of antidepressant drug treatment beyond the response in the acute episode. The FDA considers Wellbutrin to be a “non-abusable” drug. You will not get a “Wellbutrin high” unless it is taken in large doses. Still, this drug has stimulant effects similar to that of caffeine intake (for example drinking coffee or tea). Here are some other things you need to know about Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin and other drugs of its kind (generically known as bupropion), fall under the antidepressant medicine category. It is commonly used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In addition, bupropion is taken by people trying to quit smoking, and to treat patients with bipolar disorder and ADHD.
Wellbutrin bupropion is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Wellbutrin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Common Wellbutrin Side Effects Wellbutrin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine.