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Re: To split or not to split Wellbutrin SR viridis

Posted by KarenRB53 on October 7, 2010, at 9:37:54

In reply to Re: To split or not to split Wellbutrin SR paxvox, posted by viridis on February 13, 2003, at 22:07:31

> I don't know if the IR version might be better or not; I was simply suggesting an option that I've tried after being told by the manufacturer and my doctor that it was OK.
>
> In my case, I had a bunch of the 150 mg SR pills (which I'd been given by my previous doctor as free samples; he had cupboards full of them). Rather than getting a prescription for a new dose etc., I wanted to see if 75 mg of the SR would be easier on me. It was about half as bad as 150 mg, so I gave up on it. Maybe the IR would have been better, but Wellbutrin was so negative for me that I didn't pursue it.
>
> I think your point about the risk of chewing the pills is a good one -- that could definitely cause a much faster release of the med than swallowing, so maybe they want to cover themselves by just saying don't divide in any way (which would include chewing). Also, as I mentioned, the person I spoke with did say that it's difficult to get accurate dosing since the pills are hard to cut; that was his explanation for why they discourage it.
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> Anyway, I really just wanted to suggest that if a person has WB SR and wants to try a lower dose, it appears to be quite safe to split the pills, based on my experience and the advice of both the manufacturer and a doctor.

I realize how old this post is but wanted to thank you for this information. I also wanted to ask if there was any mention on splitting the XL (extended release wellbutrin)?? Thanks again.


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