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Is wellbutrin good for depression

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
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
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes 4 some: Some depressed pts & some smokers are helped by wellbutrin (bupropion).

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
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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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tapering off meds: Agree with Dr. Ventor. I can't encourage you to independently wean yourself off of fluoxetine and Wellbutrin without involving the doctor who has pre... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
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
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
We're not allowed: to recommend drugs on this forum, but there are drugs that "enhance" the effects of anti-depressants. See your MD for a list, because s/he will know... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
Psychiatry 37 years experience
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
Family Medicine 15 years experience
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Perhaps: Have you considered modafanil or xyrem [sodium oxybate]? Stimulants like vyvanse work, and perhaps stimulating drugs like wellbutrin (bupropion) . ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 39 years experience
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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 36 years experience
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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