A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Wellbutrin SR (Bupropion)
Wellbutrin SR is a drug belonging to the class of anti-depressants. It is used in the treatment of major depressive disorders and to quit nicotine addiction especially associated with smoking. Furthermore, it has been helpful in treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression that occurs only in the fall and winter in susceptible individuals. Wellbutrin SR restores the natural balance of dopamine and norepinephrine, both neurotransmitters present in the brain. It is important to understand that Wellbutrin SR if being used in the treatment for depression, should not be used simultaneously to help quit smoking in the same individual.
Bupropion SR is a prescription drug, and you can buy it from Canada Pharmacy on your doctor's prescription.
Wellbutrin must be taken strictly according to the doctor's prescription. Its dose must never be altered or stopped without consulting the doctor. It should be swallowed, with or without food. The usual dose is 2 times a day. Avoid taking it near bedtime to avoid sleeping problems. Do not break, crush, or chew it. Never stop it suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Slowly taper off the dose before stopping the drug completely.
Active ingredient: Bupropion 100mg.
In case you have any of the conditions listed below, consult your doctor before starting your treatment with Wellbutrin SR.
It can have serious side effects. Immediately consult your physician if you start experiencing any of the following side effects: