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Re: Wellbutrin SR... vs. regular.. lower temps. Cam W.

Posted by terra miller on February 28, 2001, at 23:50:59

In reply to Re: Wellbutrin SR... can I cut up my pills? - No terra miller, posted by Cam W. on February 28, 2001, at 13:57:07

> Terra - The only real difference between the regular and SR versions are the drug delivery system between the two. The regular version is absorbed all at once, while the SR version is absorbed more slowly over time. This means that the regular version needs to be taken more often because it is excreted quicker, because it is absorbed quicker. This is in order to maintain adequate, therapeutic blood levels of the drug. You need to maintain an adequate blood level so that the drug is working to prevent a relapse of depressive symptoms.
> I have no practical experience with the regular version of Wellbutrin because it is not marketed in Canada, so the above information is based on my experience with long-acting versions of any drug and from what I have read about Wellbutrin.
> I hope this helps - Cam

Cam, Thanks so much for responding. Do you think taking 75mg of the regular 2-3 times a day would be more beneficial than 100mg SR twice a day? My pdoc thinks my metabolism churns this up fast, ie: doesn't feel very SR to me. It's a total bellcurve over 5-6 hour period. It's like taking tylenol for me. I take the first, then the second per orders, then i have to wait until the next day with it feeling like i have no drug in my system at all. So I'm wondering if 75mg 3 times a day wouldn't be more stabilizing?

Have you heard of anybody having issues with lowered body temperatures? Mine has dropped to @ 97 degrees, 96 was the lowest. I'm pretty cold.

Please reply. Thanks.





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