Budeprion XL should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep Budeprion XL and all medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Budeprion XL?
If you do not take your Budeprion XL as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Strengths of Budeprion XL
Budeprion XL tablets are available in one strength -- Budeprion XL 150 mg tablets. Previously, Budeprion XL 300 mg was available, but this product was withdrawn from the market in October 2012 after studies showed that it was not equivalent to Wellbutrin XL (it is not absorbed as well as Wellbutrin XL). Other generic versions of Wellbutrin XL 300 mg are still available.
Generic Budeprion XL
Both brand-name and generic Budeprion XL are currently licensed for sale. Generic Budeprion XL is sold under the name Budeprion XL or bupropion XL.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. FDA Update: Budeprion XL 300 mg not therapeutically equivalent to Wellbutrin XL 300 mg (10/3/2012). FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm322161.htm. Accessed October 22, 2012.
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