Bupropion XL (generic for Wellbutrin XL®)

Not feeling your best? You’re not alone. Medication isn’t for everyone, but it can be life changing for those who need it. Consult with a psychiatry provider through our platform to help determine whether a medication like Bupropion could be right for you, and help you feel like yourself again.
FDA-approved for major depressive disorder
Prescribed by licensed psychiatry providers, if appropriate
Online evaluation and ongoing check-ins
Prescription products require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if a prescription is appropriate.

about this medication

what is bupropion

Bupropion is a special or "atypical" antidepressant medication in the NDRI family. Notably, Bupropion was the first modern antidepressant on the market (ahead of Prozac), FDA-approved first in 1985 and later in 1989 as an extended-release (XL) formula. Bupropion is sold under the brand names Wellbutrin XL, Wellbutrin SR, Aplenzin and Zyban. Bupropion is a prescription medication.

bupropion uses

Bupropion hydrochloride is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), seasonal affective disorder, and smoking cessation (in combination with nicotine replacement therapy).

how bupropion works

Bupropion affects the balance of three neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain. Specifically, bupropion inhibits the absorption of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine (aka noradrenaline), which is associated with more neurotransmitters present to transmit messages and a reduction of symptoms like depressed mood.

bupropion (wellbutrin) side effects

The most common side effects of bupropion include feeling anxious, stuffy nose, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, dizziness, nausea, constipation, and joint aches. Less commonly, high blood pressure may manifest as a serious side effect.

what to expect

a seamless experience with an online psychiatry provider.


Online psychiatric evaluation

Consult via video chat with an online psychiatry provider, who will evaluate you and assess whether medication is appropriate


Private, ongoing follow-ups and medication management

A few weeks after your first appointment, you’ll have your first follow-up to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working—all on your smartphone


Discreet shipping to your door

If prescribed, your medication will be shipped to your door in low-key packaging

we've got answers

Frequently asked questions about bupropion

does bupropion (generic for wellbutrin) work immediately in a single dose?
The immediate-release formulation of bupropion was shown to be effective in treating symptoms of depression in clinical trials lasting 4-6 weeks
does bupropion help with anxiety?
Bupropion (generic for Wellbutrin) is not indicated or FDA-approved for the treatment of anxiety or panic attacks. In fact, anxiety is listed as a potential side effect of bupropion.
does bupropion cause weight gain?
Bupropion does not typically cause weight gain. In fact, many users lose weight when taking the medication and weight loss is a documented side effect of bupropion.
what warnings and drug interactions does buproprion have?
Seizure disorder or taking drugs that lower the seizure threshold (eg, antipsychotics, antidepressants, theophylline or corticosteroids) are both well documented bupropion risks. There is an increased risk of hypertension if bupropion is used along with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Risk of suicidal thoughts has been documented in children and young adults who take bupropion. You should not take bupropion if you are breastfeeding. This list is not exhaustive. Prepare to share with your healthcare provider your health history, medical conditions and list all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and other products you take.
how do you buy buproprion online?
Consultation with a psychiatrist or other qualified psychiatry provider online through our platform. If prescribed bupropion, genuine bupropion xl will be shipped to you discreetly at the cadence you choose. You’ll have ongoing check-ins with a healthcare provider to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working.

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