confusion about how to prescribe generics for bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban, Budeprion, Buproban, etc)

Please see the FDA's October 2012 update regarding Budeprion XL 300 mg not being equivalent to Wellbutrin XL 300 mg

There's lots of confusion about how to prescribe generics for bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban, Budeprion, Buproban, etc).

It's hard to keep track of which ones are equivalent since some generics have their own "brand names" or use different drug suffixes.

For example, some long-acting generics are just called "extended-release" instead of "SR" or "XL" like Wellbutrin. This makes it hard to tell which ones are appropriate for once- or twice-daily dosing.

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