Bupropion is used to treat major depressive disorder and smoking addiction. It has a unique mechanism of action, inhibiting reuptake of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, to increase these three molecules in the brain. These molecules help brain cells communicate with one another. This helps with depression by a mechanism which is not fully understood. The medication also helps with smoking cessation by lowering the stimulant and rewarding effects of nicotine on the brain.
The usual dose is 100 mg twice a day in tablet form.
Common side effects:
- Unintended weight loss
- Dry mouth
- Fast heartbeat
- Sore throat
Cost of Bupropion
The price of Wellbutrin ranges between around $6.00 and $35 for a bottle of 60 tablets, strength 150 mg, with coupon.
How to Get a Prescription for Wellbutrin (bupropion)
Wellbutrin is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat depression and smoking addiction remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Wellbutrin online.