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is wellbutrin good for depression

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Often: Wellbutrin also known as bupropion works on norepinephrine and dopamine. It has been shown to be helpful for depression, smoking cessation and attenti ... Read More

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Weaning off: It is important to check with the treating doctor about going off or lowering doses of these medications. If you have been in remission and doing wel ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Consider all factors: Time on the medications as well as dosage have to be taken into account before you jump to a new antidepressant. Sometimes there can be a biploar cond ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Use alternative: Unfortunately Prozac (while an awesome drug) can interact with quite a few medications. Usually the SSRI + Wellbutrin (bupropion) combo is a great and ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Discuss w/ OBGYN,etc: Less is best if you are breastfeeding and if one works it may be better than a mix, but ask your pediatrician and OBGYN and psychiatrist if you have o ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
36 years experience Psychiatry
It is good, sort of.: It depends. There is no absolutes in medicine. However, it is not unusual to combine antidepressants if the initial does not work. Prozac and wellbutr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
14 years experience Family Medicine
Everyone is diff.: Not all folks will respond the same. However this combination has been tried in so many people in the best with great results. If the symptoms worsen ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
46 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: Have you considered modafanil or xyrem [sodium oxybate]? Stimulants like vyvanse work, and perhaps stimulating drugs like wellbutrin (bupropion) . ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
SSRI/SNRI: usually we treat anxiety disorders with antidepressant that have Anxiety modulating properties like the SSRI's and the SNRI's as well as the old gener ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
No interaction: Wellbutrin (bupropion) doesn't have a direct effect on serotonin (unlike other antidepressants) and therefore Hyoscyamine should be fine. Not sure wh ... Read More
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