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whats the difference between wellbutrin and celexa

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Mechanism of action: Celexa (citalopram ) is a antidepressant that works mainly on the serotonin metabolism wellbutrin (bupropion) works in the dopaminergic circuit . Th ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience Psychiatry
Effect on the brain: There are 3 main neurotransmitters in the brain. Celexa mainly affects the serotonin circuits. Wellbutrin (bupropion) affects the norepinephrine and ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa/Wellbutrin: Both are antidepressants. Celexa is a Serotonin reuptake inhibitor used for major depression & anxiety. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a separate group ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Why was the Celexa (citalopram): decreased? Wellbutrin (bupropion) and celexa can be used together for atypical depression. Just don't understand why the SSRI is being reduced.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa/Wellbutrin: Both are antidepressants. Celexa belongs to ssri group & mainly affects serotonin. Wellbutrin (bupropion) mainly affects dopamine/noradrenaline.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Piccione
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Combination of meds: Yes, they can. However, it's best to reduce the dose of citalopram to 20mg. citalopram and wellbutrin (bupropion) are in different classes thus they ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Pariser
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Reactions are unique: What we are learning is that each individual reacts uniquely to different medications. Your and your sister's reaction is paradoxical, in that Celexa ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please let your: prescribing doctor know. This could be an allergic reaction.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Work closely: This combo requires your provider to stay very involved since there is a higher risk for seizure side effects. But, if that's not a problem - it might ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your body can: accomodate to this medication side effect over time. Have you considered auricular acupuncture for healthy appetite suppression?
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
53 years experience Psychiatry
Natural product: I assume you are doing well on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Celexa, in appropriate therapeutic doses. Valerian is a natural product used for anxiety but ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
I'd be concerned: Definitely discuss the combination w/ your Dr - ALL three are risky in combo w/ the others. On top of serotonin syndrome, the Wellbutrin (bupropion) i ... Read More
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