I put off my happiness post off for a day. There was some big news in the mental health world today.
Do you take generic Wellbutrin?
Well, today the FDA recalled Budeprion XL 300 mg because it did not produce the same therapeutic results are the brand name Wellbutrin.
I take generic Wellbutrin, Bupropion SR 200 mg. The manufacturer of my medicine is Mylan. Right now this recall is for the XL 300 mg from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. The FDA is asking that the other manufacturers like Mylan test the effectiveness of their version.
It makes me wonder if my medicine is not as effective as well. My insurance will only cover the generic SR version but if it doesn’t work as well, what will I do?
If you take generic Wellbutrin, please check your medicine and if you do have the above medicine call your doctor and pharmacist.
What do you think of this recall?