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What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much bupropion XL may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Fainting
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia)
  • Fever
  • Muscle tension, pain, and damage
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Breathing problems
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on bupropion XL, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Wellbutrin XL Overdose for more information.)

How Should Bupropion XL Be Stored?

Bupropion XL should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
Keep bupropion XL and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your bupropion 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.

Generic Bupropion XL

Generic bupropion XL is currently available for Wellbutrin XL, but not for Forfivo XL. Generic bupropion XL is sold under the name Budeprion XL® or bupropion XL.
(Click Generic Wellbutrin XL for more information.)

Who Makes It?

Brand-name Wellbutrin XL is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Generic versions of Wellbutrin XL are made by various manufacturers. Brand-name Forfivo XL is made by Pillar5 Pharma Inc., for IntelGenx Corp.
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