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Lexapro and Wellbutrin

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A/W Dr Reynolds: Bupropion works by increasing dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine in the brain. Its primary effect is on dopamine. It is excellent in treating aty ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Bepko
24 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
11 years experience Clinical Psychology
You should consult: you primary care physician before mixing of drugs and over the counter supplements, as this could cause adverse effects and bring you down off what is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
32 years experience Psychiatry
Female sex cream: Apricus biosciences is currently developing the product femprox, a topical cream for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder. It contains pros ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
13 years experience Psychiatry
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hard to say: It is common for Lexapro (escitalopram) and other ssri's to reduce libido and sometimes sexual function, but bupropion can often reduce or even revers ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Drug Interactions: Elavil (amitriptyline) + Wellbutrin (bupropion) ^ es seizure risk. Escitalopram +amitriptyline ^'es risk of serotonin syndrome. Wellbutrin + Lexapro ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Caution: You already have significant drug interactions with the 3 meds listed. Adding Vyvanse plus Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases risk for seizures. Vyvanse ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It may not be: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a well-known potential side effect of producing seizures (usually in higher doses like 450mg/day and in seizure-prone indiv ... Read More

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