FDA approved

Generic for Wellbutrin XL®Bupropion XL

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Getting psychiatric care for anxiety and depression has never been simpler. Consult with a licensed healthcare provider to determine whether a medication like bupropion could be right for you.



Prescribed by a healthcare provider experienced in treating anxiety & depression, if appropriate


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Unlimited dosage adjustments

What is bupropion?

Bupropion is a special antidepressant in the NDRI family. Notably, bupropion was the first modern antidepressant on the market (ahead of Prozac®), first approved by the FDA in 1985 and later in 1989 as an extended-release (XL) formula. Bupropion is sold under the brand names Wellbutrin®, Wellbutrin XL®, Wellbutrin SR®, Aplenzin®, and Zyban®.

Bupropion uses

Bupropion is approved by the FDA for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), seasonal affective disorder, and smoking cessation (in combination with nicotine replacement therapy).

How bupropion works

Bupropion is an NDRI and affects the balance of neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain, specifically norepinephrine and dopamine. This can ease symptoms of depression.

* Only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a healthcare provider.

* Controlled substances such as Xanax and Adderall are not available through our platform.

* This page has been medically reviewed by Sylvia Valadez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC.

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Generic for Wellbutrin XL®

How to get bupropion online with Hims

1. Simple consultation

Complete an online mental health assessment and intake form, then connect with a healthcare provider through our platform.

2. Free delivery

Get bupropion shipped to you for free, if prescribed.

3. Ongoing support

Enjoy secure, ongoing support 100% online—including refills and unlimited dosage adjustments.

Bupropion 101

What’s an NDRI?

Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs) zero in on multiple mood-affecting chemicals in the brain and help to regulate their levels to improve your symptoms. Nice, right?

The science of bupropion

Your brain naturally produces chemicals that make you feel good, like norepinephrine and dopamine. Bupropion keeps neurons from reabsorbing these chemicals so that you have more of them available in your brain. Long story short? This can help relieve symptoms of depression.

Felt better

Over 75% of Hims customers who checked in with their provider reported improvements in their mental health symptoms.*

* Results vary. Data were self-reported between 11/26/2021 and 08/01/2022 by Hims customers who 1) signed up between 11/04/2021 and 05/04/2022; 2) were prescribed antidepressant medication by a provider after their first consultation on the Hims platform; and 3) had an active subscription for such antidepressant medication through the Hims platform within 90 days after signing up.

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Before they're accepted to the pool of professionals we work with, all healthcare providers undergo a rigorous vetting process. They have years of experience and they’re ready to help with whatever you’re going through.

Frequently asked questions about bupropion

What is bupropion used for?

Bupropion hydrochloride is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), seasonal affective disorder, and smoking cessation (in combination with nicotine replacement therapy).

Does bupropion help with anxiety?

Bupropion (generic for Wellbutrin) is not indicated or FDA-approved for the treatment of anxiety or panic attacks. In fact, anxiety is listed as a potential side effect of bupropion.

Does bupropion (generic for wellbutrin) work in a single dose?

The immediate-release formulation of bupropion are typically prescribed to be taken over time and have been shown to be effective in treating symptoms of depression in clinical trials lasting 4-6 weeks.

Does bupropion cause weight gain?

Bupropion does not typically cause weight gain. In fact, many users lose weight when taking the medication and weight loss is a documented side effect of bupropion.

What warnings and drug interactions does buproprion have?

Seizure disorder or taking drugs that lower the seizure threshold (eg, antipsychotics, antidepressants, theophylline or corticosteroids) are both well documented bupropion risks. There is an increased risk of hypertension if bupropion is used along with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Risk of suicidal thoughts has been documented in children and young adults who take bupropion. You should not take bupropion if you are breastfeeding. This list is not exhaustive. Prepare to share with your healthcare provider your health history, medical conditions and list all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and other products you take.

Is bupropion prescribed for other mental health disorders?

Some healthcare providers prescribe bupropion off-label to treat other mental health conditions, such as the eating disorders bulimia or anorexia and ADHD.
In some instances, healthcare professionals have practiced prescribing bupropion to treat bipolar disorder. However, the FDA warns that psychosis may occur when people with bipolar disorder take a daily dose of bupropion.

Is there anyone who should not take bupropion?

Talk to your healthcare provider about drug information for bupropion. Certain people may be at higher risk for adverse effects from bupropion. Bupropion does not treat all mental health conditions. Work with your healthcare provider to determine if bupropion is right for you. In some instances, risk of suicidal thoughts increased in children and young adults who take bupropion. You should not take bupropion if you are breastfeeding. Additionally, though overall risk of seizures is low, people with a history of head injury or seizures may be at higher risk for seizures. Patients over 50 are at a higher risk for angle-closure glaucoma while taking bupropion. Contact your healthcare provider for any new or worsening symptoms while taking bupropion.

How do you buy bupropion online?

Consultation with a psychiatrist or other qualified psychiatry provider online through our platform. If prescribed bupropion, genuine bupropion xl will be shipped to you discreetly at the cadence you choose. You’ll have ongoing check-ins with a healthcare provider to evaluate whether your treatment plan is working.

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Important safety information

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Important safety information


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If you’re having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local ER.

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* Controlled substances, including amphetamines (such as Adderall) or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax and Valium) are not available through our platform.