Wellbutrin, a brand name for bupropion, is a prescription medication that has a street value ranging from $2 to $90 per pill when bought illegally.
Pharmacy costs for Wellbutrin prescriptions can vary based on insurance coverage, and other factors, including the use of prescription drug coupons.
Buying Wellbutrin through the black market can be a sign of drug abuse, which may require substance abuse treatment to overcome.
How Much Does Wellbutrin Sell For?
Wellbutrin is a drug that comes in tablet or pill form. It is manufactured and sold in doses ranging from 75 milligrams (mg) to 300 mg, which can affect the street price.
Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin XL, Wellbutrin SR, Zyban, and generic bupropion are typically sold by the pill.
Average Street Cost Of Prescription Wellbutrin Per Pill
Wellbutrin in the U.S. costs anywhere from $2 to $5 per pill on average, when bought illicitly through the unregulated drug market, also known as the “black market.”
Average street prices for illicit prescription drugs are tracked by the website StreetRX. According to the site, Wellbutrin has been reported as costing up to $90 per 150 mg pill in 2022.
What Factors Can Affect The Street Cost Of Wellbutrin?
The actual cost of street drugs in the United States, including medications like Wellbutrin, can vary according to a wide range of factors.
Factors commonly known to affect illicit prescription drug prices include:
- local availability and demand
- drug dosage
- where you live
- where you’re buying from
- quantity purchased
Why Do People Buy Wellbutrin?
Wellbutrin isn’t known to be addictive, but it can be misused for its side effects. Sometimes referred to as “poor man’s cocaine,” it can produce mild euphoric effects when abused.
Common methods of Wellbutrin abuse include:
- taking high doses of pills orally (by mouth)
- dissolving and injecting pills
- crushing and snorting tablets
- mixing Wellbutrin with other drugs (e.g. SSRIs, Xanax, opioids)
Wellbutrin is sometimes misused for weight loss, smoking cessation, or to self-medicate depression or seasonal affective disorder.
Treatment Options For Wellbutrin Abuse
Wellbutrin is a drug that is safe to take as prescribed by a healthcare provider. However, taking Wellbutrin without a prescription, or to enhance the effects of other drugs, can be risky.
Treatment for Wellbutrin abuse may be recommended if you or a loved one are unable to stop a pattern of Wellbutrin abuse.
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- Partnership to End Addiction — Website Tracks Street Prices for Illicit Prescription Drugs
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — Bupropion hydrochloride (marketed as Wellbutrin, Zyban, and generics)
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: NCBI — Bupropion abuse and overdose
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Bupropion