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When pregnantnant, my meds were signed over to ob/gyn.now the nurse said she wouldnt refill wellbutrin (bupropion) until i had a pap smear. strange? am no longer pregnant

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Strange?: I am unsure on the reason behind not refilling your wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) unless they need to see you to feel comfortable in continuing to write the antidepressant. Hopefully you will not run out before you are seen. Perhaps you could also clarify with the physician who was writing your wellbutrin (bupropion) prior to your pregnancy? Good luck.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Ouch...: I'm guessing that your office is forcing compliance by holding your meds hostage until recommended tests are done. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a cat c drug (adverse effects on animal studies, no human studies, use if benefits outweigh risks). However, it's also a med that shouldn't be withheld if needed. Discuss this with your doc- ie, need for pap, reason for policy, & risks of med or withholding. Take care.

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