A 43-year-old male asked:
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take treatment for gad by prozac 40 mg,my gp wants add either buspar (buspirone) or wellbutrin to encounter side effects of prozac,which the safe and ideal combo?

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Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Buspirone : You may want to talk to your doc about a psychiatry referral since it sounds like (a)he may be in over their head. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug, but both Prozac and Wellbutrin (bupropion) can potentially exacerbate anxiety. There are many other potential options if Buspirone is not beneficial, but I would not abandon it before max dose of 60 mg/d. It should be taken 3-4 times dailu
Answered on Jan 27, 2015

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Can help: Yes, adding wellbutrin (bupropion) can help for some with the sexual side effects of prozac.
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75 mg x 7 days: From 150 mg, you can probably cut in half to 75 mg for 7 days, then stop completely.
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Talk to your doctor: before using this combo. Combining Buspar (buspirone) and Prozac can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Bus ... Read More
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Possibly: These medications have a listed side effect of weight change. Discuss this with your doctor.

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