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Snorting Wellbutrin

If you’re thinking about snorting Wellbutrin to get you high, you need the facts.

We do not endorse snorting any drug, but were, we review what happens in the body if you decide to snort Wellbutrin. We explore the dangers and safety concerns of snorting Wellbutrin. Because even though Wellbutrin is not addictive and  Wellbutrin show up drug tests, snorting this anti-depressant can be dangerous.  We welcome all questions about snorting Wellbutrin or Wellbutrin narcotic use at the end of this article, and will try to answer all legitimate Wellbutrin questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Wellbutrin: What are you really snorting?

Wellbutrin is used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder. It comes in both sustained and extended-release formulas. Wellbutrin’s active ingredient is bupropion, but inactive ingredients include ethylcellulose aqueous dispersion, glycerylbehenate, methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silicon dioxide, and triethyl citrate.

How does snorting Wellbutrin affect the body?

Wellbutrin is an antidepressant that also acts as a very mild stimulant – having about the same effect as a cup of coffee. Wellbutrin works by increasing certain types of brain activity. Potential, relatively minor side effects can occur from normal use of Wellbutrin. However, taking this medication by nasal ingestion can cause far worse problems. Possible ways that Wellbutrin can affect the body include:

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • excitement
  • excessive sweating
  • nausea
  • uncontrollable shaking
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

Snorting Wellbutrin side effects

Even at normal doses, Wellbutrin can trigger unpleasant side effects. While potentially alarming, these symptoms are not usually dangerous. However, more severe side effects are possible, especially when Wellbutrin is not taken as prescribed. Possible effects when Snorting Wellbutrin include:

  • anxiety or panic attacks
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • difficulty in breathing and swallowing
  • irrational fears
  • hallucinations
  • mood changes
  • muscle or joint pain
  • rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • seizures

Snorting Wellbutrin to get high

Snorting Wellbutrin probably doesn’t get you high. However, snorting Wellbutrin results in large doses of bupropion entering the bloodstream very quickly, especially because it’s only available in sustained-release and extended-release forms. Large amounts of bupropion are not intended to be taken all at once, and are not safe. This exposes you to higher doses than through the recommended oral route of administration and can cause very serious side effects. If you snort Wellbutrin to get high, you risk triggering seizures which may land you in the hospital.

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Snorting Wellbutrin vs oral

Doctors warn that snorting Wellbutrin is more risky and less effective than ingesting it orally. There’s also no medical or recreational benefit to snorting this drug, as it has only mild stimulant effects and probably can’t get you high. Oral preparations are safer and cause fewer instances of adverse effects.

Snorting Wellbutrin dangers

The side effects of snorting Wellbutrin are very serious. Snorting Wellbutrin can cause confusion, paranoia, and drowsiness, potentially increasing your chance of being in an accident. Snorting any drug, Wellbutrin included, can also harm your nasal and sinus passages, if you snort drugs over time. Snorting drugs can also spread disease, especially if you share snorting instruments with other users. And if you’re considering snorting Wellbutrin, you should be aware of the high risk of mood and behavior problems, and especially the risk of severe seizures.

Snorting Wellbutrin safely

Wellbutrin is never safe to snort. The commercially-available formulas are simply too powerful to be taken this way. Still, there may be ways to reduce harm by taking Wellbutrin within general limits. The FDA recommends no more than 400 mg of Wellbutrin per day, usually given in 1-2 doses throughout the day. Higher doses of Wellbutrin come with serious health risks.

Snorting Wellbutrin questions

Do you still have questions about snorting Wellbutrin? If so, please let us know. We respond to all Wellbutrin questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Reference Sources: DailyMed Drug Label: Wellbutrin
PubMed Health: Bupropion
PubMed Central: A case report of seizure induced by bupropion nasal insufflation

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79 Responses to “Snorting Wellbutrin
Treatment Advocate
5:17 pm March 26th, 2012

Thanks for this post. I have heard that snorting Wellbutrin is a common practice among prison inmates and those in treatment. They pretend to take it orally only to cut it up and snort it minutes later.

angeloo
2:09 pm May 10th, 2012

I’ve been snorting Wellbutrin for like a week maybe too way more than 400 milligrams a day with neurontin today I fell dwn st and almost had a seizure all because my foot twitched… My question I guess is can u be awake while having seizure

2:17 pm May 10th, 2012

Hello angeloo. Although seizures are associated with loss of consciousness, impaired consciousness is possible as well. I’d suggest that you schedule an appointment with a medical doctor ASAP in order to report the symptoms as well as snorting Wellbutrin. I think that you can benefit from medical advice immediately.

Christine
6:22 am July 13th, 2012

My boyfriend is bipolar. He has recently started snorting wellbutrin/bupropion (the purple ones). He will snort anywhere from 2 up to about 15 in one day! What will this do to him???

So far I have already noticed that he is irritable, argumentative, nagging, aggressive, blaming, and sometimes downright mean and scary…looks like his behaviour could be dangerous! He also cannot sleep and will wake me up in the middle of the night for more and gets downright threatening if I do not give it to him. Sometimes it is even followed by snorting cocaine.

What else is this doing to him??? Is it life threatening (for him or myself)???

6:35 pm July 13th, 2012

Hi Christine. This is definitely drug abuse and possible addiction. The long term effects of snorting Wellbutrin or other drugs unclude damage to the nasal passages, as well as increased risk of overdose. I’d suggest that you report this use to his prescribing doctor. But you need to be ready to end the relationship in this case. Your boyfriend is an addict in the throes of addiction, and if you are to call him out on the drug abuse, you could be in a dangerous place. So be sure that you have back up and a plan. But it is time to take action…because things are only going to get worse.

Please continue writing here and asking questions. We are here to support you.

Jeromy
10:33 am August 26th, 2012

During the loading phase of my treatment w/ welbutrin I took more than was prescribed and snorted some of my medication. I regret doing this and want to get my levels right in my body. Should I continue to take my medicationbor stop for a few days to compensate? Day 1 1 300xl
Day 2 2 300xl
Day 3 3 300xl i snorted one of these

7:18 pm August 26th, 2012

Hi Jeremy. Great question! I’d suggest that you call a pharmacist (anonymously) and ask this question directly. We’re simply not qualified to be able to answer this particular question here.

Kris
8:36 pm August 27th, 2012

Hello, Thank you so much for finally postly some clear information on the side effects of snorting Bupropion. I have been snorting Buproprion HCL SR 200Mg, 2 or 3 tablets daily for a couple years now.. I am constantly blowing my nose and using Saline nasal spray in order to prevent all of the product to settle in my nose and nasal sinuses.
I know they are not physically addictive, but I have been trying to stop for awhile now with no luck.
Other than the side effects you listed on the Blog, do you know if it can cause damage to my lungs or heart? I would really appreciate your input on this! Thank you so Much!

3:52 pm September 5th, 2012

Hi Kris. There has been a case reported of a teenager who experienced seizure induced by insufflation of bupropion. Other side effects I’ve seen reported are dry mouth and insomnia. I see no reports of side effects related to the heart or lungs reported in research. However, you can get a better idea by searching for these keywords in your internet browser.

site:.gov snort wellbutrin bupropion side effects
Google discussions: snort wellbutrin side effects

Chelsea
3:29 pm September 29th, 2012

My husband has been snoorting Wellbutrin off and on for a while now. The first time I made him stop was when he dropped our 3 day old baby, because he had some kind of episode. I left after that and he had at least 4 more episodes were he would lose chunks of time. Once he stopped we got back together. Well he has started again, and I have to keep them in a lock box so that he does not take more then he is perscribed. And I counted them today and about 10 of them are missing and he says he don’t remember taking them and seems scared about it. So I guess the question is is blocking out and fainting caused by snorting his Wellbutrin?

7:30 pm September 29th, 2012

Hi Chelsea. There’s really no way to determine whether or not your husband has underlying medical conditions which can cause these symptoms except by visiting a family doctor. I’d suggest that you schedule an appointment immediately, and know that doctor-patient confidentiality comes into play when admitting drug abuse.

hail
9:47 am January 15th, 2013

I would definitely have to disagree with the part where it says “snorting wellbutrin probably doesn’t get you high.” From personal experience, I can tell you that it does. The feeling is a little similar to cocaine. A buddy of mine that came from prison actually referred to wellies (Wellbutrin) as “chain gang cocaine.” And as for the seizures, this may be true. But like 6 of my friends and I snorted the stuff for like a month and none of us experienced seizures. The high isn’t too great but it will definitely keep you up all night as if you drank a bunch of coffee or did some meth. If you are thinkin about abusing it; don’t. Just don’t.

Kelsey Goode
4:56 pm January 31st, 2013

It causes me to have very intense and vivid dreams. This is the only reason I ever snort it.

Ramon
8:35 pm May 19th, 2013

Very interesting post. I just want to say to thoose that never snorted bupropion: DONT DO IT! I begun to snort just 50mgs a day and some days ago I snorted about 2000mgs(yes, 2 grams) in a day!!! I am really addicted to it! I use cymbalta, mirtazapine, abilify and clonazepan (theese I swallow normally). I am going in a psychiatrist to help me with this. Hope he can help me. Tanks to all… (ps.: I am from Brazil).

kelsey goode
7:24 pm August 10th, 2013

^ yes very addictive. I stopped somehow though.

Jay
9:11 pm August 15th, 2013

Hello,

I’m on several meds and have intense back pain, today for the first time ever, I snorted 600 mg of Wellbutrin. Will let you know the outcome

Jay
2:13 pm August 16th, 2013

So right away there is burning in back of throat. Nose gets stuffed and runny. Back stopped hurting some and I felt more awake and focused. Only slept about 4 hours but otherwise it was positive experience. Should I do it again? The back pain relief was amazing and I even left the house for 5 hours….no anxiety! Best day in long time

Jay
6:22 pm August 16th, 2013

When I posted earlier I snorted 600 mg then I had a couple drinks. I wasn’t feeling better so I just snorted 600 mg more. Is this wise? Until yesterday the most I had ever done was smoke pot on 2 different occasions. The back pain and low energy are making me desperate, any suggestion!?

Jay
3:24 pm August 17th, 2013

So know more of that. Nothing! Maybe a little more awake but nothing like the other day. Felt like I had a really bad sinus cold. No sense trying that again. Or is there?

5:10 am August 19th, 2013

Hi Jay. We don’t recommend snorting Wellbutrin at all. When you take Wellbutrin orally, what happens?

Jay
4:37 pm August 19th, 2013

Not much, I don’t notice effects from most medication. My tolerance is so high I’m regularly prescribed 3 to 4 times the normal dosage. What to do?

Kelsey Goode
5:03 am September 17th, 2013

Same, welbutrin stopped having any effect. When I snort it I feel numb yet visually alert and disassociated. I enjoy it. Along with the sleep and dreams that follow.

Ryan
1:42 am September 30th, 2013

So I first tried Wellbutrin last spring, almost a year ago. My girlfriend was snorting some of her own prescription and i did a line myself. being an on-again-off-again drug addict, I was interested in the semi-high if gave me. It’s a strange feeling. like snorting cocaine or meth but only getting an undetermined amount of pleasure (with many side effects) from it. It’s really not even that fun–mediocre at best–but the strange thing is, I keep going back to it. I would like to mention that I, myself, have had a seizure from abusing this prescription drug. I had snorted an entire 30-day supply in 3 days. not sure of the total dosage that I did, they were 150 mg xr’s. Two days after I snorted them, I was at the local mall, sitting down in a chair, and I awoke to being loaded into an ambulance by paramedics. it took me a very long time, hours maybe, before I regained my consciousness enough to learn that I had had a grand-mal seizure. I wish I could say that it would have been enough for me to leave the stuff alone. but a year later I stumbled across an old pill bottle while cleaning, and here I go again. Why is this stuff so addictive for me? Im not even sure if the feeling it gives is a “high”. I am worried about the damage it is doing to my nose/sinuses. It burns worse than anything I’ve ever snorted. I read about hydrocloric acid as an inactive ingredient? is that why it burns so bad?

jay
12:54 pm October 20th, 2013

Here’s my opinion on the “addictive” properties. I think you think you’re getting a better and longer buzz because of the residual effects to your body. That certain peculiar but reassuring taste that enters your throat combined with the almost numbing sensation in your mouth lets you relive the feeling over and over for a bit. I just think it is a placebo effect your body reacts to. those sensations are still there I must be buzzing. I think you get addicted to that feeling, not the buzz itself.

Chelle2487
10:59 pm October 25th, 2013

Hello. A family member of mine has been snorting wellbutrin XL, as well as several 1 mg Xanax on a daily basis for several months, possibly a year or longer. My question is, can snorting wellbutrin and Xanax mimic symptoms of MS???? She just went to a doctor and had to have a catheter inserted because the doctors suspect she has a kink in her urethra or possible beginning stages of MS. She has no Family Hx of MS and she was not honest with the doctors about the route she ingests her medications and how much she ingests….Please respond ASAP!!!!! Thank you

4:59 pm October 26th, 2013

Hello Chelle. I’m not sure. This is a question for a neurologist.

KJ
4:12 am November 25th, 2013

I’ve been addicted to snorting Bupropion since last December, so nearly a year. Personally have not done any other drugs so it was hard for me to know if it really was a “high” I was experiencing. I shared some with a coworker and he said that it mimics a cocaine and/or an ecstasy high. I’ve noticed that the high has changed over time, but I’m still hooked. I’ve done seven, 300mg bupropion xl at one time. In the doses of 5-7, I have had visual and audible hallucinations and felt really dizzy. I usually only snort 3 or 4. They get me super paranoid and I will agree that your hearing becomes more sensitive. Don’t get hooked on it like me. Like all drugs it promises great feeling but in the end you feel hopeless or lonely. I haven’t gone more than 4 days without doing it… So sad :(

Nate
1:28 am December 6th, 2013

Don’t snort it. It barely gets you high, at least for me. I was in treatment for cocaine and crack addiction a month ago and I was snorting welbutrin once a day only half a pill with a buddy and on the 4th day I had 4 grand maul seizures as a result and my heart was stopped for 30 seconds. I’m lucky to be alive and am 25 days sober now. It’s not worth the risk trust me. I did coke for 6 years and never had any health problems but 4 days of snorting wellys and I almost died. I’m sure most people would be fine but it’s not worth the risk it???

Joshua
7:32 am December 14th, 2013

I think the truth about using bupropion to get high is to answer the question of what is YOUR dosage. There’s a balance struck between too much causing uncontrolled mania and your liver to identify and remove the culprit and the perfect amount that gives a nervous jittery teeth grinding buzz that pleasantly wears off into a mood that is well. As far as full on hallucinating it has never happened but then again even cold medicines can do that when you take enough ie dextromethorpan. If your brave enough to test yourself against the seizure ratio then understand that it is like heroin in you should find the sweet spot and try to keep it there with restraint this will help your body to get to know the chemical and agree with its demands instead of opposing it and going haywire and shutting down or relinquishing control. as for myself I treat 150 mg pills peeled and crushed in four segments taken in increments of 30 min and stopping at about 6 segments while on the recommended dosage. This seems to give me a good buzz is nice to my nose and is much less than the heroic doses I’ve read about. It’s like the difference between a few beers or glasses of wine with no hangover or an all out whiskey bender. I hope this guides the curious in a somewhat safer route of enjoying themselves ang getting their kicks.

Dave
11:29 pm March 2nd, 2014

Joshua, great reply man. +1. Great harm reduction.

jojo the dancing monkey
9:37 pm March 18th, 2014

I’ve been snorting welbies for a while . I started in prison cause I was a meth addict for years.it will get you high.

jojo the dancing monkey
11:12 pm March 19th, 2014

Its a lame high but it works if your broke and have a few pills on hand. I don’t know why I do it.maybe its the burn or the brief intoxication. I’m a recovering addict like I said so maybe its just my addictive personality. I guess its one of those things where its prescribed to me so it must be ok. Justification!?!

Marcus
3:22 am May 16th, 2014

Me and my roommate blow wellbutrin almost every weekend when we’re drunk, all of our friends agree when you drink and blow it, it is defiantly worth it but blowing it after you smoke weed or when your sober isn’t great. I think this drug is cool to be abused occasionally but I guess that’s what every one sais before they’re addicted. Also I love cocaine and Wellbutrin always takes the edge off when I’m joansing

Sarah
12:37 am May 20th, 2014

Hey my name is sarah and I’m very addicted to welebutrin and it’s ruining my life! I know I have to quit and tried a couple times but none of those attempts lasted for than 24 hours. && as I’m reading the effects above saying its not addictive than I guess it’s just my personality. I am on methadone and the only drug you can get away with using is concerta and then led me to welebutrin (welly) before it use to burn at first which caused me to only do a little here and there but as I got use to it… Long story short I do a lot .. Sometimes 10 300’s in one day the generic ones.
The reason I’m telling you all this is I need help; I have a son and a boyfriend who doesn’t do it. We’ve ben together for seven years and use to use with me and when he quit obviously I didn’t but because he smokes weed and I don’t I guess I use that against him .. I’ve Ben doing it atleast 6 months and got pregnant last month but didnt quit even then ( yes I’m very ashamed ) & even tho the doctor told us he doesn’t think that’s the reason I lost the baby even though he’s Ben so supportive I know he resents me a bit for it and well who can blame him ..
Anyway ever since my miscarriage I’ve Ben doing a crazy amount and one day (the first time) I started to feel a lot of the effects and I scared the shit out of me I thought I was going crazy and vowed to quit and obviously didnt but ATM actually at this second it’s happening again & again at this moment I don’t ever want to do this again Nd flushed the rest of what I had but still feel in the morning I won’t be strong enough to follow through . So whatever advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated ..
ps the crazy symptoms I’m feeling are ( the best I can explain it )
* I feel very panicky
* I start thinking about things then a thought that usually just past your mind because I’m so paranoid I start thinking about it and if its a crazy thought. I drive (driving) my self nuts not to think about
* my hearts racing a million beats per hour

Billie
6:29 am June 24th, 2014

So I was Snorting 300mg pills for oh 2 months while i was in treatment. My Question, as well as Warning, is that i have almost completely lost all sense of smell. I haven’t taken anything up my nose in over a month thinking my smell would come back (literally hold perfume to my face & i cant smell it) it also effects Sense Of Taste, obviously.
I was an addict 10 years snorting A LOT of Different things and nothing ever did damage to my nose like this has!
I wonder if anyone else experienced this loss of Smell. If so will i ever be able to smell again? How long does it take to heal your nose?

Jethro
11:19 am September 19th, 2014

Someone mentioned feeling watched even tho noone was there… Last prescription filled, I made it last a few days but not much. i was soo paranoid, wind would make something move, out the corner of my eye I see it jump thinking someone is there. This was just the comedown the fallowing day. so this roundabout with these pills will be 3 days awake, Ill get to go on a man hunt for shadows. Ive had these shadow people for a long time, when I cant sleep, or get stressed, they come visit me (perfectly sober).

I suggest not to even try this, it is not worth the side effects unless you get 30 pills each month for free. The first one burns the nose, the next one, you wont feel the burn as bad. give it an alittle bit and your nose will stopped up. I havent done one in 6 hours now, my feet keep curling up, my mouth has a mind of its own. Im dizzy and I still have that hum in my ears that some how makes acute sounds amplified fairly well. Atleast its not as bad as dxm, the world keeps turning upside down for me, so I cant do anything for 24 hours after dosing.

shane
7:22 am September 25th, 2014

I have a friend who snorts Wellbutrin and he high big time compares it to cocaine he snorts 4 bupropin 300 XL in a 4 hour time yet it isn’t supposed to get you high what gives?

Anthony
3:56 am October 15th, 2014

im 16 and have one pill of 15 mg bupropion hcl xl 150 mg.im going to use it regardless of your answer so can you please explain how much to use at a time and what serious serious problems can occur like heart failure or a seizure if thats even possible thanks

snort_addict
11:10 am October 16th, 2014

Hello. I used to have a coke problem. I LOVE to snort things. I have since quit using cocaine however I still crave it all the time. Although it’s bad for me, which I understand, snorting Wellbutrin (SR) keeps me away from cocaine. I’ve had instances of people offering cocaine to me and I just go home and snort a Wellbutrin. I think my addiction is more towards the action of snorting. I don’t think they really have help groups for that… mostly just for drug or alcohol abuse. So to try and shorten this a bit… what do I do? I have been snorting Wellbutring for almost 2 months, as well more than I am prescribed. I have been lucky thus far but I’m sure some bad side effect is coming soon. By the way I don’t snort it to get high and it doesn’t get me high. I just like to snort.

3:06 pm October 17th, 2014

Hi Anthony. You can read all the side effects, and possible risks and dangers in the article above. I hope you change your mind after reading it all, since you say my word doesn’t change a thing. Keep yourself safe, kid.

4:04 pm October 17th, 2014

Hi snort_addict. Usually, people seek help in counselling for dealing with their cravings. Our brain connects some actions with their effects. So, your brain remembers the feeling that came after something was snorted, that’s why it keeps seeking it. There are treatments that can help you control it, but only time can erase the connection between the two. Also, I don’t think it’s smart to go snorting Wellbutrin, it’s no good. Plus, you may end up replacing one addiction for another.

KrisRose
4:06 am December 17th, 2014

Just snorted it.gave me a terrible headache and now my throat is burning… What a waste of my time

Trebor
6:10 pm December 19th, 2014

Do NOT inject these tablets. They frequently cause scarring, ulcerations, and tissue death that can lead to infection and bleeding. People have died from complications arising from this practice.

Oliver
6:28 am December 31st, 2014

I had no idea that Wellbutrin had serious effects until today. I had to see a substitute doctor and i didn’t understand why he was so skeptical about giving me the medication i have been taking for 3 years.
i am now 24 and have been taking it for 3 years. i was given the meds for 2 illness’ which are now worse. i don’t know if it’s the meds or my mind, hoping for another opinion as i don’t have anyone else to talk to.

Jesslyn
10:28 am January 3rd, 2015

Hi, my name is Jessie and I’m 16 years old. I have a question about the life of Welbutrin (how long it will last) I recently overdosed with this medication and I recall taking it at 3:32 pm and it kicked I’m 10:21 am and lasted for at least 3 days. I suffered from major hallucinations verbally/eye wise.

I’ve been taking this medication for about a year and since having a high pill tolerance I can take up to 1,350 mg.

4:43 pm January 14th, 2015

Hello Jesslyn. Did you by any chance take another substance, a prescription pill or alcohol while on the Wellbutrin? What did the doctors say?

snow like precipitation.
9:59 am February 11th, 2015

yeah snorting welbutrin definitely gets you high. I know this from experience as well. it burns like hell for a while. If you try snorting the time release capsules you don’t get high instantly, it takes a while. DO NOT snort more! I had a friend who snorted some time releases, didn’t feel high, snorted some more, and wound up in the hospital 45 minutes later because he dropped on the sidewalk and had a grand maul type seizure. easy does it..

A concerned Mother
1:16 pm February 15th, 2015

My son has a terrible addiction to quite a few drugs. He has been in rehab pushing 60 times NO lie!!! He has a family that is loving and caring but this not even phase him. I personally sectioned him after an arrest for heroin. I thought that it was the worse day of my life! He constantly seeks ant kind of high. Currently he is in rehab. Yesterday I received a call that he had a grand mal seizure and was at the hospital. The seizure was so bad that he had no memory to who what where and when!!! This lasted for 20 min or so from what I was told. When I got to the hospital an hr from my house driving in a blizzard I did not know if my son was brain damaged, dead or alive!!! HIPPA is what stopped more explanation! I was told that it was from WELLBUTRIN!!!! As a mother’s intuition as well as a nurse I thought about the side effects of crushing these pills due to his history! My son has NEVER had a seizure before. I am afraid for his life every day. I am more educated now thanks to this site!!! So for all of you PLEASE take my words to heart. You are killing yourself as well as every one around you! Please be honest with someone about your issues and you will be surprised how many WONDERFUL hands there are out there without judgment! PEOPLE LOVE YOU!!!!! Bridges will be rebuilt! It is not what you have done…it is what you do NOW! Please grab on to the right helping hands and DO NOT LET GO!!! Thank you for this blog I have learned a lot!!!! Pray for my son Bobby please!!!
Signed an unconditional loving MOTHER

1:48 pm February 16th, 2015

Concerned Mother, my heart breaks as I read your story. Thank you for taking the time to write such a warm and loving warning to everyone reading this. How is your son doing? I hope he’s doing better and I wish him a successful recovery. I know your story will reach to many hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

kc
7:39 am February 26th, 2015

Questions about wellbutrain all the info abouve is so wrong ypu can get exstresmly high on it for a very short period of time I dont like doing it often but tonight ive taken about 1400 mg snorting thats the only way the high takes effect but I shake see things eyes dilated will I be ok ive done it before many times it is like speed I have 1 mg xanex do I dare try to sleep cause well keeps you awake

Tracy
11:28 am March 14th, 2015

I have bipolar disorder and have been crushing Wellbutrin and snorting it in very high doses (10-12 300mg pills at a time) for about 6 years. I do this about three days a month, while I have my prescription, then the prescription runs out and I don’t do it anymore. It’s reportedly not addictive, but I can’t seem to stop doing it. Taking it in these large doses Does get me very high. I have never had a seizure to my knowledge, perhaps because I’ve developed tolerance, but I have had whole body twitches that come and go quickly. I believe I have damaged my sinuses and nasal passages because I blow my knows a lot. What concerns me most is my liver and my lungs. I’m deathly afraid of what my lungs look like right now. Can you develop tumors in the lungs? Can it give you lung cancer? Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Tracy
1:37 pm March 14th, 2015

I’m not sure if we are allowed to post links here, but here is one that details various Canadian doctors’ opinions that Wellbutrin is both addictive and that it gets you high, similar to meth or crack. I just thought it would be good to reference an alternative opinion to what many Wellbutrin sites are saying, that it’s not addictive and that it does not get you high. I think this is incorrect information. Please see below if you’re interested. Thanks.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/doctors-warn-of-potentially-fatal-abuse-of-wellbutrin-antidepressant-1.1383282

12:28 pm March 16th, 2015

Hi Tracy. We don’t usually allow sharing of links from other websites, since they usually tend to be spam. But, this one I’ll allow. It contains useful information that everyone should read and can benefit from. So, thank you for sharing, Tracy!

Silvia
11:13 pm May 13th, 2015

I work in a treatment program, and we have recently banned bupropion because of the potential abuse and it testing positive. Do you think this is fair

Cortney
8:40 am July 10th, 2015

I have ALOT of experience with the Wellie snorting, both in jail and on the street, and a few things come to mind right away. First and foremost is why no one has mentioned that you ABSOLUTELY MUST take the coating off or it will BURN. If you take the coating off it burns very little. The second thing is people calling them Welbys lol!!! I have never heard them called this before. The “street names” that I am aware of is either Wellies or Wellie-B’s lol. Maybe it’s a Pittsburgh thing. Anyways, it absolutely gives you a cocaine like high. And just like cocaine, sometimes I enjoy it but most of the time it’s just not my thing. I have even had to snort Buspar to “come down” before. And I suppose that’s all I have to say bout that. Don’t do it. But, if you must, at least take the coating off people!!! You will find that your nose will thank you!!!

donna i saac
1:15 am August 12th, 2015

Can wellbutrn go in your lungs when its snorted??? Or can it make your lungs hurt???

Derion
10:48 pm August 24th, 2015

i work at a psych prison and Wellbutrin is one of the biggest abused drugs. They snort it saying it is similar to cocaine. Any input on this would help

Tammy
12:49 pm September 14th, 2015

My boyfriend of two years used to snort his Wellbutrin, and now he’s just dust, he Dropped dead right in front of me and my 13 yr old son. Now his body lays with ashes. Ashes to ashes dust to dust. He was a hard core addict when he was younger he died at age 36. He stopped all his other habits but found away to go around his own system he snorted his welbutrin. He had already had been servilely beaten in the head as a kid his head was like a grape and u could touch them and they would collapse inward. I never knew him back then so I just have to take his word. A gang of kids beat him up leaving him for died, for drug alcohol, maybe he did all that at age 8 his dad gave him his first beer. In short he recovered from the drinking and the hard drugs. He was ordained in the Mormon church when he was released from prison of 2yrs. We met he told me he snorted his pills and I just laughed it off and said yeah right. Till I went into his bathroom one night and saw the evidence. I gather my stuff and left, and I should have never looked back. But he said it was safe. Till I witnessed it the first time, I just about died then, as time went on he had more and more of them, but he always woke up this time he didn’t I thought he dropped to have a seizure in reality he died right then. Giving new meaning to literally drop dead. Now I’m here alone aching insides and out heart demolished, I begged and begged him to stop doing it. He tried for about a month but he was not the man I new at all, I told him I guess take them the way you want then I can’t live with you like this, ur mean to us yelling almost killed me once…. I called his doctor several times and left message to call me back that he should not prescribe him those especially when he already has seizures in his history. I did that twice he never called me back!!!!! I myself am prescribed wellbutrine. I hide my pills everyday some place else it got to the point I had to keep a note with to remember where I hid them last. One day I came back upstairs and saw him on my side of the bed, he had that covered to oh the remote fell down when u got u and held it up. A couple of nights later I notice my pills were low, he knew he could play me do to my own memory issues from coding after a hysterectomy. But I new more than he ever new. So a few days later he comes home from work knees down and I said what r u doing, he said I have to tell u something I was scared, he held out a bottle of like 15 pills in it. He said he took some of mine and was replacing them. I said u just could have asked. I said I new from the minute I walk back in the room and u were on the floor. So please if u are snorting this pill or thinking about doing it. DON’T!!!!!! Cause ur not hurting ur self your killing the ones that love you!!!

mel
1:12 am October 11th, 2015

here’s the deal. it does get you high if you snort it. it’s a bit of an upper (though not much). also : snorting it – tastes awful. Snorting it – WAY more painful up the shnozz than any other drug I’ve taken up the nose it’ll give you a tiny buzz – that isn’t worth it due to the fact that it hurts so badly and tastes so terribly. That said, I’ve just had about 3 of the purple ones up my schnozz and while I’m rather excited and stimulated it’s just MUCH less than cocaine would do for you. It’s slightly similar I suppose (for me at least) but my goodness!! What a terrible substitute for the real thing!

epp741
3:01 pm December 12th, 2015

i snorted Wellbutrin and it didn’t get me high it just fucked up my nose so if you’re thinking to snort Wellbutrin GO a head you’re just screwing up your nose ..

epp741
2:22 am December 15th, 2015

i am not prescribed Wellbutrin i took it on my own coz i’ve been depressed for a long time so i thought maybe it’s time to try an Antidepressants and i read that wellbutrin is a good Antidepressants so i bought a bottle of Wellbutrin SR 150mg with 30 tabs ,

first i took 1 pill X150gm at night but i did not feel any thing so the next day i increased the dosage and i took 2 pills x150mg at a time in the morning and i did not feel anything so i serached on the internet and i read that when you snort wellbutrin you get high and euphoric so i crashed a pill x150mg and snorted it and this was the first time i took a drug up to my nose , and after 2/3 minutes shit started to happen my nose started to burn like hell and my nose started to sneeze out some of the drugs and i started to sneeze and i sneezed and i sneezed and i kept sneezing after sometime i stoped sneezing but i still could feel the burn in my nose and i could not breath through my nose so i started to clean out my nose and i used neti-pot to clean out my nose and after hours of cleaning the burn started to goes away and i got my nose back and i started to feel okay and i throw the rest of the drug bottle in the toilet and i regretted what i did and decided never to do this again .

at the end of the day when i went to sleep i felt pain in my chest when i take a deep breath and i selpt and when i woke up i found out that the pain still exist and started to increase when i move or breath deeply and i thought it was because of the sneezing , i still have this pain for tow days now it’s up in the middle of my chest and i can feel the pain when i put my hand on it .

i am too scared and i don’t know if this pain because of the sneezing or snorting this shit has some to do with this pain !!!!

i can not go to see a doctor so please help me and tell me what to do ?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:18 pm December 15th, 2015

Hi, Epp747. Everything will be fine. I suggest you do some breathing exercises, and see what happens.

Monday, December 20th 2015
1:37 am December 21st, 2015

I was locked up for about 4 months back in 2013 and was prescribed wellbutrin there for depression/bypolar symptoms and I saw my bunk mate snorting it and was curious so I started as well and I have been snorting it ever since. Im always blowing my nose & when I do its always green. I always thought when I had a cold and the mucus is green that it’s a sign of infection. Could the wellbutrin be the cause of the greenish color of the mucus? Also i was wondering if it causes constipation

Stephen
5:14 pm January 11th, 2016

I chewed open 5 wellbutrin 30 minutes ago in desperation for energy . I feel fine accept for head ache. I have a pretty wierd high tolerance Adderall, as I snort a months supply in a week. Please expound.

Michelle
7:55 pm January 16th, 2016

My sister finally has admitted she has been not taking her medications for bipolar for a long period of time and has been snorting wellbutrin for 3 yrs now. She has stopped cold turkey. What are the risks? She is saying off the wall things. She cries alot. Has very high paranoia thoughts. How can I help? I myself am in recovery. Addiction runs rapid in my family. I am trying to use the tools that I know from being clean for 3 years now. But it’s hard showing someone you love, who’s in emotional pain, that it will pass. Anyone with experience would be appreciated. All I know is when she snorted the wellbutrin it was like a crack cocaine high. Should the withdrawal be treated as that? Withdrawling from crack cocaine? Thanks in advance.

Jeff
11:31 pm January 23rd, 2016

Well said jay, Wellbutrins I believe do have a Placebo effect on your brain. A friend of mine was seeing “Meth Bug’s” lol from snorting so much wellbutrin. I have snorted it afew time’s myself but not very much.

Jean
6:12 pm February 25th, 2016

Thank you for the advice. i have been prescribed a 300 mg & recently a 50 mg was added to my regiment. i have not been taking either but it is my last straw as for as depression medication. so i fill my scripts and take them whenever i am at a low point. my best anti-depressants are my painkillers. when i take those now that the bloody FBI forced me to have it in my system for drug screening, i have been prescribed these for 25 years. i was never dependent, i had gone up to 2 months with having to take them, then when i re-injured myself i had to take super large amounts to even make me somewhat comfortable. but other than taking them for a few weeks i could go as long as i can take the 10+ pain. but once i got to a point that the legs don’t work and my upper back feels like thousands of razor hot needles & razo blades cutting me. then i can’t take the pain and turn to the painkiller help. i have used gabapentin (Neurontin) and it helped until i began having fainting spells. to combat my speeding they gave me Adderol when i was under 50. now they refuse to give me any speed.because i get chemical ADHD. i am not that bad off even now since all i get for skipping the days that i’d rather deal with pain over the stupor is i get the butter poops. i have been prescribed every medication and they all caused worse side effects than the medication was worth. i briefly began smoking cigarettes after 20 years of not. and about 4 years ago i was prescribed Wellbutrin and in about 3 days i wanted nothing to do with cigarettes. that was a positive, but i quit taking the Wellbutrin also daily. and have been off all anti-depressants over the last 3-4 years. i am disabled. i also have very bad anger issues about being disabled, and the people that have tried to mess with me or my family life over the last 10 years. i am zero suicidal but 100% homicidal. i already live a want to seek revenge upon anyone who crosses me. i have tried to kill people on occasions. they were lucky i was not willing to shoot through the innocent to get to them or armed on other occasions. i live with the regret of not murdering them!!! i get so angry that i wasn’t armed and though they try to talk crap, they ran from me i am a big guy and since i have been injured i now open carry a fire arm legally in my state. with full intention upon using it with extra high caliber extra powerful loaded shells 10 w/one in the chamber. and another full clip for once i kill them to be sure that these support outlaw biker/wanna be gangster thugs. who i have ruled my enemies and the men in blue if they try to stop me i will most definitely shoot through my friends or cops to kill my intended target. no more mercy. i have lived long enough so that if i can get a few bad guys & cops i will r.i.p. anyway more on Wellbutrin. i was told by some kid that Wellbutrin re acts like Adderol if snorted. i had to throw away full bottles, i will take one only if im am depressed along with my PainKillers even now on days im not in pain. i have the most positive and sensible thoughts. i do not seek to harm even my enemies. my Dr’s pain & psych said that is a good thing to just keep doing that. i take 40mg of opiates btw. my daily allowance per 4x a day at once. i don’t lie to my doctors. and i am told to continue as long as i am more positive. now today i was hurting really bad and decided to just try to snort a 50mg Wellbutrin before i take my painkillers. i knew about the seizure factor since i was a nursing student before the old back gave completely out. so i am not a complete idiot. i know that i will die probably early due to the only surgery they can do with just allow the bone spurs to grow back and create scar tissue. my insurance doesn’t cover laser surgery or else i would have at least gotten a 4th opinion. anyway snorting Wellbutrin i didn’t get a rush like cocaine or adderol. so im never doing it that way. im even going to wait a few hours to take my pain meds just because i didn’t educate myself before trying to snort a smaller dosage. i will never take any meds as prescribed. i will only take them whenever i feel the need for them. and i will fight the need until i cannot control it with my own mind.

marty
7:49 pm March 26th, 2016

The prison system in Nebraska took welbutrin out of corrections I highly disagree when you say that snorting welbutrin doesn’t get you high it feels like speed coacaine methamphetamine it’s insane I’m not lying at all

rafael
6:13 pm March 29th, 2016

Just snorted a 300 mg its exactly like doing cocaine do not recomend though.

Gustav
1:34 am June 4th, 2016

Hi there i have only tried to snort it once to see the effects but used it about three years ago to help me to stop smoking , still smoking though hahaha had a few left so gave it a try not that good , think it was a bad idea on my part , so dont try it its kak ,, rather get proper blow

Djames
3:18 am August 6th, 2016

Very similar to coke in a high dose. Problem is the amount you need to take to get that feeling is unbearable and hurts so bad. Worst thing I have ever snorted. Totally not worth it.

Angela
5:00 pm August 24th, 2016

What does it do to node long term cant smell

Derek
4:37 pm August 25th, 2016

I currently snort all of my wellbutrin prescription every month. My scrip is for 30 days, I generally finish it all off in 15-20. Every month after I run out I crave it for a week or so, but then the craving pretty much dissipates… just in time for my next refill. Every month I tell myself I’m not gonna do it again, but every month I do it again. It gives me increased energy and concentration, but it also makes me shaky, anxious and paranoid. I’m thinking about stopping taking it entirely, or telling my doctor so he’ll just cut me off, but the thing is, when I first started on it and was taking it as prescribed it really did help – more so than any other anti depressant I’ve ever tried, and I was doing quite well for a while, But I had heard you could catch a buzz from snorting it, so of course, like an idiot, I tried it. And now, no matter how much I promise myself I’ll stop, I never do.

Daktari
4:58 pm September 4th, 2016

Y am i not having a change in my sex mood. I take as subscribe 2 a day Bupropion? And I am about a week away from my first prescription.

Cathie
5:01 pm September 5th, 2016

I suspect my 33 year old daughter is doing this – can’t wait to get her Bupropion refilled and runs out way before it’s time to refill. Nose is running all the time – says it’s “allergies”. She also secretly drinks (is not supposed to – went through 2 OVI’s and 2 rehab stints and was hospitalized for pancreatitis a few months ago because of the alcohol) She and her 4 children lives with me because she’s going through a nasty divorce. I know she’s depressed, but some of the things she says surely sounds like paranoia, and she has over-the-top outbursts of anger. She’s in denial about everything, and does not think she has any problems other than her circumstances. Don’t know what to do!!!

anon :) 19 from qatar
9:53 am October 8th, 2016

i was prescribed wellbutrin for my depression about 2 months. and today i went ahead and snorted about one 150mg pill. i did this because i heard its similar to coke. but for me it did nothing but give me an allergic reaction, my throat now hurts as im writing this , my nose is still stuffed , and i have a a headache. very unpleasant experience for me. i would advise everyone to try to test it at low dosages when snorting cuz it could induce seizures in people..and be safe when snorting things cuz u could be allergic to them. thats my experience, thanks for reading :)

wonder
9:05 pm October 19th, 2016

Hi, I’m on 150mg wellbutrin for ADD at this moment. I don’t want to risk drinking whenever I go to a party, because it makes me feel really “off” as if I’m not really there.. Besides that really don’t want to risk having seizures.

Now I am wondering if the combination of Wellbutrin and Speed (amphetemine) is a good one. I was prescribed dexamphetemine before, and this just felt as if I took a litle bit of speed. And if I remember right, the structure of dexamphetmine and speed are almost the same. When wellbutrin is not enough for me de psychiatrist said I was allowed to take dex with it.

Has anyone used the speed and wellbutrin combination (without other drugs), and what is your experience with it?

Angel
9:43 pm October 22nd, 2016

I’ve been snorting wellbutrin everyday for almost a year. I just stopped 3 days ago because I’m sick all the time I’m irritable mean angry….no one wants to b around me. Plus I’m very paranoid scared. My main concern because I’ve stopped so I know those things will get better. But what health factors do I need to worry about.. I’m scared please tell me what health issues did I jeopardize in order for selfish and risky behavior

Carolyn
7:06 pm November 24th, 2016

I have never met or heard of anyone who has chronically abused wellbutrin to the extent and length of time that I have, for over a decade. Daily. i am clean for which i am forever grateful, thanks to my husband. I only, stopped facing death, due to extreme measures taken by my husband. i could go into all the consequences, of which there are many, but I’m writing because this might be a case of curiosity to pharmaceutical\drug research, as well as serving as a cautionary tale, a sobering warning potential abusers that the long-term damage is devastating. initially, I viewed the drug as an “enabler” – it enabled me to get out of bed, go to work and be productive during bouts of depression. I felt it allowed me to accomplish more during the day, be a better wife… it also made me horrific and painful to be around, in ambient myopic paranoia, frenetic energy, and palpable anxiety. And I was completely unaware/in denial of my unsettling impact – which expanded to include frequent seizures, memory loss, personality changes, physical damage – to my stomach lining, lungs, and eroded nasal passages. i still miss it. It is not worth it. it is not “harmless”

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