From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Wellbutrin XL® (bupropion) is a prescription antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder.
Patients interested in trying out free samples of Wellbutrin XL® may be able to acquire them through their doctor or healthcare provider. Obtaining these free trials of Wellbutrin® can allow patients to "test drive" the drug without incurring any out of pocket expenses. Those who have positive experiences with Wellbutrin® can then go on to purchase a full prescription.
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Wellbutrin XL® Background
Wellbutrin XL® is a brand name for bupropion, an antidepressant that was approved by the FDA in 1985. Wellbutrin® is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. The most common side effects associated with Wellbutrin XL® include weight loss, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, and shaking. In severe cases, it may cause seizures. In some very rare cases, antidepressants like Wellbutrin® can cause suicidal thoughts. This is most common among people under the age of 24.
Wellbutrin® is known to have fewer sexual side effects than other antidepressants. Wellbutrin® is not approved for smoking cessation, although is may sometimes be used to help quit. Another bupropion medication, Zyban, is FDA approved for smoking cessation.
How to Get Wellbutrin XL® Samples
Those wishing to try out Wellbutrin XL® may consult their doctor directly to see if he or she has free samples of the drug. GlaxoSmithKline provides Wellbutrin® samples for physicians. If a doctor does not have any free samples on hand, they may contact their GSK pharmaceutical sales rep, or call GlaxoSmithKline directly at 888-825-5249.
A Wellbutrin XL® savings card is available through the Wellbutrin XL® website. Patients who use the card can pay as little as $4 for each Wellbutrin® prescription (30-day supply). The card may be used up to 12 times, providing a year's worth of the drug for as little as $48. The Wellbutrin XL® savings card covers up to $50 on copay or out-of-pocket costs per prescription. Those with no insurance or high copays may pay more than $4. The card is not for patients with public insurance like Medicare.