Wellbutrin Overview

Wellbutrin (generic: bupropion) is a prescription medication used to treat depression. Wellbutrin belongs to a group of drugs called antidepressants which work by affecting certain natural chemicals in the brain.

This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken 3 times daily. The sustained-release tablet, Wellbutrin SR, is usually taken twice daily. The extended-release tablet, Wellbutrin XL, is usually taken once daily, in the morning.

Common side effects of Wellbutrin include difficulty sleeping and nausea.