Budeprion XL Dosing
The Budeprion XL dosing guidelines that your healthcare provider will follow depend on your age, existing medical conditions, and other medications you are taking. The recommended starting dose for treating depression is 150 mg a day. This dose can be increased slowly, but should not exceed 450 mg a day. When treating seasonal affective disorder, Budeprion XL dosing guidelines recommend 150 mg a day, beginning in autumn and ending in spring.
Budeprion XL Dosing: An IntroductionThe dose of Budeprion XL® (bupropion XL) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Budeprion XL dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Please note that Budeprion XL 300 mg tablets were withdrawn from the market in October 2012, as studies have shown that they are not absorbed as well as the brand-name version (Wellbutrin XL®). Other generic versions of the 300-mg tablets are still available.
Budeprion XL Dosing for DepressionThe recommended starting dose of Budeprion XL for depression is 150 mg, taken once daily in the morning. As soon as the fourth day, your healthcare provider may increase your dose to 300 mg a day. To help avoid seizures, the maximum recommended Budeprion XL dose is 450 mg a day. Also, your healthcare provider should increase your dose slowly.
For people with liver problems (such as liver failure or cirrhosis), the maximum Budeprion XL dosage is 100 mg, taken once daily, or 150 mg, taken every other day.