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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Are you asking: How long you need to take for a specific condition or are you asking how to taper off it. What is the condition being treated? Please clarify and re- ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Dunner
25 years experience Internal Medicine
2 weeks: most psychiatric medication takes about two weeks to start showing any change in individuals.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: It should be fully in your system in 72 hours. However, it may take several weeks to have an impact on your depression. If you have questions, conta ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: Though I have seen some people start feeling better within a few days, 2-3 weeks is a more reasonable expectation. It can take 4-6 weeks to see the fu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
It depends: While Wellbutrin (bupropion) is considered a weight neutral antidepressant, losing one's appetite is not necessarily expected. However, you will be l ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) takes 4-6 weeks for effectiveness, but you may get some response before that. Your doctor may also need to gradually adjust yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Get an evaluation: Sounds like you might need another assessment of your symptoms so you can get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. It is not recommended in most cases ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Talk w ur doc: You could be feeling some relief now. Talk with your doctor . He or she may want to increase thedosage
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
4-6 Weeks: Bupropion is an antidepressant that works primarily by increasing dopamine. If you have had absolutely no improvement in your depression, you may b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Can be very fast: Within a few days to weeks, but full effect will take many weeks to manifest. Keep in mind also dose adjustment is usually necessary to get to the rig ... Read More
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