An oval white pill with 142 on it. What is it?

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An oval white pill with the imprint 142 on the front is 300mg of Bupropion Extended-Release (made by Actavis).

Bupropion Extended-Release is a miscellaneous antidepressant, and smoking cessation agent that is used to treat major depressive disorder, ssri induced, intimate dysfunction, ADHD, depression, and anxiety, among other illnesses.

It is sold under the brand names:

  • • Aplenzin
  • • Budeprion
  • • Budeprion SR
  • • Budeprion XL
  • • Buproban
  • • Forfivo XL
  • • Wellbutrin
  • • Wellbutrin SR
  • • Wellbutrin XL
  • • Zyban

There is a risk of abuse with this drug.

This prescription-only medication may pose a risk to an unborn fetus, and should be used only under a doctor's supervision.

CrazyMeds offers tips on How to Take Wellbutrin (bupropion), and WebMD provides tips and more information about Zyban, Bupropion for Quitting Smoking.

The FDA is reporting that they've just approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as a treatment option for chronic weight management.

Thursday, October 16 2014