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Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

Wellbutrin is a commonly prescribed antidepressant in the US and is also known by its generic name Bupropion. It has been prescribed in the US since 1985 as a treatment for depression. Some doctors also use it to help patients looking to give up smoking, as well as for other off-label treatments which you can read more about below.

One of the reasons that doctors prescribe Wellbutrin over other kinds of antidepressants like SNRIs and SSRIs is that they minimize the risk of unwanted side effects such as sexual dysfunction, and weight gain. However, it is important to note that Wellbutrin can cause seizures in some people, and that is why it’s crucial to only take it under medical guidance.

Unlike most antidepressants which tend to be SSRIs or SNRIs, Wellbutrin belongs to a type of drug known as norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs). NDRIs increase levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

What is Wellbutrin Prescribed For?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the prescribing of Wellbutrin for the treatment of two conditions. The first is major depressive disorder (MDD), while the second is seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Medical professionals can also prescribe Wellbutrin for other uses as well. This is what is known as off-label use. The off-label uses of Wellbutrin include helping with obesity, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. PTSD and social anxiety disorder are also off-label uses for Wellbutrin.

How Does Wellbutrin Work?

Wellbutrin works on the substances in the brain that carry signals between neurons. These are known as Neurotransmitters and they are vital to regulating our moods.

Wellbutrin acts on the way our bodies make neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Having the right amount of dopamine is crucial because it plays a major role in many vital functions like mood, sleep, pleasure, motivation, and learning.

Having the right amount of norepinephrine is important because it is what keeps your body focused, alert, and primed for action. Indeed, too little norepinephrine can lead to conditions such as ADHD, while too much can lead to anxiety.

What Are The Side Effects of Wellbutrin?

While Wellbutrin can be beneficial for those with the conditions mentioned above, it does have some side effects that may occur and of which you need to be aware.

Remember to see your doctor right away if you notice any of the following side effects.

The most common side effects of Wellbutrin include dry mouth, hyperventilation, anxiety, irritability, irregular heartbeat, restlessness, difficulty getting to sleep, and shaking.

Some of the less common side effects of Wellbutrin include severe headaches, skin rashes, itching or hives, and ringing or buzzing in the ears.

Very rarely, Wellbutrin may cause side effects such as difficulties concentrating, seizures, extreme distrust of people, fainting, hallucinations, paranoia, and confusion.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

How to Take Wellbutrin?

Wellbutrin is available in two tablet forms to be taken orally: a regular release and a long-acting (extended-release) version. The regular release version is usually taken once or twice a day (once daily or BID), and the long-acting version is typically taken once a day. The specific dosing schedule will depend on the individual patient and the clinical judgment of the doctor.

What to Avoid While Taking Wellbutrin?

There are two main things you need to avoid using when on Wellbutrin. The first is alcohol, and the second is illegal drugs. It is vital that you do not use these things because they raise the risk of seizures, and also lower how well Wellbutrin can work.

Can You Get Wellbutrin Over the Counter?

No, Wellbutrin is not a medication that you can buy over the counter at your pharmacist. Instead, you have to have a prescription for Wellbutrin, which means you need to see a doctor beforehand.

Can You Get a Wellbutrin Prescription Online?

Yes, you can receive an online prescription for Wellbutrin (bupropion) through DrHouse. Our licensed physicians are able to conduct virtual consultations and prescribe Wellbutrin if deemed appropriate after reviewing your medical history and current condition.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.