U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Brandon, MS
A 38-year-old male asked:

Is wellbutrin or cymbalta (duloxetine) better when on adderal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Haglund
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: If anxiety is a consideration, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is better as Wellbutrin does not address anxiety and can make it worse. Both are fine to take with Adderall but Cymbalta (duloxetine) is better at improving depression, focus and energy. On the other hand, Wellbutrin is often used to help with smoking cessation. It is also known as Zyban.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Kevin Passer
undefined 37 years experience
I'm sorry, but I respectfully disagree. Wellbutrin is a very effective ADHD treatment. It is the only non-stimulant drug which effects the Dopamine system. Studies have shown Wellbutrin to be safe and effective for ADHD, although it isn't FDA approved for an ADHD indication. I also do not believe Cymbalta is more effective for Major Depression compared with Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin is excellent, IMO
May 30, 2014
Dr. Donald Butts
47 years experience
Better for what?: What condition is being treated? Wellbutrin (bupropion) plus Adderall increases the risk of seizures.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Melissa Haglund
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Agreed, an excellent point.
May 30, 2014

Similar questions

Williamston, NC
A 47-year-old female asked:

Can you combine cymbalta (duloxetine) with wellbutrin?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 37 years experience
YES!!!: Yes this is a very potent combination and excellent synergy. Cymbalta (duloxetine) helps with serotonin and norepinephrine and wellbutrin helps with Dopamine and norepinephrine. I would recommend beginning with one alone first and see if it is beneficial and then augment with the second one if necessary.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 24, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.