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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
YesThereIsInteractio: Yes taking Tramadol with these two increases the risk of seizures which may occur with either of them
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Differences: Lexapro is a serotonin specific reuptake inhibitor. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor. While both are antidepress ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Feiner
56 years experience Psychiatry
Very slow withdrawal: Go to Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg q 5 days; then 10 mg every other day for 10days; then stop.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Depends: Each person is biochemically different. One person may have no problem with a drug but another may have a serious side effect. There is a genetic pred ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience Neurology
Weight changes: Yes, you should be able to lose weight by lowering the dose of Lexapro and adding Wellbutrin (bupropion). You need to watch your diet and exercise tho ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Israr Abbasi
27 years experience Psychiatry
2-4 weeks : Even though half life may be different , 40 mg is a high dose and takes longer than usual.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Antidepressants: It is dangerous to abruptly stop medications. You need to speak to your physician as you can significant side effects.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Bepko
23 years experience Family Medicine
Medications: There is always a risk of adverse effect when combining medications. That risk is increased with narcotic pain medications (like Oxycodone) and mood d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: Wellbutrin (bupropion) will probably not make you gain weight -- but it's also unlikely to help with ocd and intrusive thoughts. Others like ssri's ( ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Psychotropic meds: I would not wean off any of your medications without discussing with your prescribing provider first. Although most providers often just discontinue a ... Read More

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