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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


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Wellbutrin, (bupropion) zoloft, clonaz, do not help anxiety, after a month lamictal has not helped. It's so hard not to self medicate w opiates. Idk what to do there is too much time between count sendlein sessions?

Wellbutrin, (bupropion) zoloft, clonaz, do not help anxiety, after a month lamictal has not helped. It's so hard not to self medicate w opiates. Idk what to do there is too much time between count sendlein sessions?

Please: Please go to an na meeting. Please call your sponsor. Please go help another addict. Please get out of your fear. Please know that no pill will solve this problem. None. ...Read more

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What can I expect from bupropion?

What can I expect from bupropion?

Better mood?: If you are depressed, you may feel better. If you are trying to quit smoking it may help you quit. If you have adhd it may help your concentration and attention. Like other antidepressants it may cause side effects. If you are an alcoholic it may increase the risk of having a seizure. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: bupropion?

Please describe the medication: bupropion?

Bupropion: Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, & elevate blood pressure. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking my bupropion; what might happen?

I want to stop taking my bupropion; what might happen?

Stopping bupropion: There are no withdrawal symptoms in stopping bupropion, however whatever condition you have been using the bupropion to treat may recur or intensify. Sometimes this risk is decreased by gradually decreasing the dose. You really owe it to yourself to talk this over with your doctor for the best results. ...Read more

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What to do if I just took 4, 350mg of bupropion XL am I going to die?

What to do if I just took 4, 350mg of bupropion XL am I going to die?

Bupropion O/D: Why did you over-dose? Are you hoping to die? Mild to moderate sx's may include ^ blood pressure, ^ heart rate, agitation, tremor, seizure, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, paresthesias & lethargy. Wellbutrin O/D's can be lethal. Please seek immediate medical care (and don't drive yourself). ...Read more

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Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) an ssri?

Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) an ssri?

No.: Wellbutrin is an aminoketone class antidepressant. It works in the brain by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine. SSRIs increase the levels of serotonin in the brain and include drugs like citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline. ...Read more

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Is bupropion anxiolytic?

Is bupropion anxiolytic?

Bupropion is not: Considered an anxiolytic medication. Sedating antidepressants often can have effect of reducing anxiety - whereas bupropion tends to be more stimulating. Increased anxiety can sometimes occur as a side-effect. However, some more recent findings are showing at least some anxiolytic affects of bupropion. ...Read more

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Side effects of bupropion?

Side effects of bupropion?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) side effe: Changes in appetite, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, nausea, nervousness, increased sweating, taste changes, insomnia, rash, vision changes, seizures at high dose. ...Read more

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Is taking bupropion and alprazolam safe?

Is taking bupropion and alprazolam safe?

Medication effects: Your Health is Precious!
Excessive use of Alprazolam or abrupt discontinuation following long-term use, may occasionally trigger seizures in patients taking Bupropion.
Reflect:
•Need for Bupropion and Alprazolam
•Stressors in life causing Anxiety and Depression
•Use of Alcohol
•To see Psychiatrist for medication side effects and interaction; Therapy for stresses in life and for coping skilsl ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol with bupropion XL?

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Tramadol: Safe, as prescribed and on an as needed basis. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect libido?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect libido?

Yes And No: Many antidepressant medications can cause a loss of libido. Some estimate as many as 35% of patients may experience this side effect. Wellbutrin (generic bupropion) is an exception and rarely causes a loss of libido. Since depression itself can cause a loss of libido and by treating the depression with wellbutrin, one may actually improve their libido with wellbutrin. ...Read more

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How to wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) 400?

See below: In order to do that safely, you might want to discuss this with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin XL vs bupropion sr side effects?

Buproprion: Bupropion sr and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl are two different products with the same active antidepressant drug (buproprion) but they differ in the delivery rate in our system: the sr (slow release) and the xl (extra long). In my clinical experience, they are very similar, and the difference in side effect is the sleeplessness that could result from taking the xl formulation. ...Read more

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How do I wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Ask Rx doc: It will be best to have your treating physician taper you off. He or she will decide, after discussing with you, if and when it is time to discontinue the medication and how best to do so without a relapse of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Safe to smoke weed on wellbutrin (bupropion)?

No: Though there are no interactive effects, marijuana and other drugs interfere with actual therapeutic effectiveness of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and attention deficit disorder medicines. All are metabolized by the liver, and inducing liver enzymes is an issue. It is recommended that you stop all illegal drugs and get help for your problems. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Can pregnant women take Wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Being category C pregnancy drug, it can be used if benefits outweigh risks, & close monitoring done during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Can you take tramadol with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Tramsdol and wellbut: May have some risk together, talk with u provider. ...Read more

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Is bupropion HCl more effective than budeprion sr?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Same medicine except that the slow-release is longer-acting formulation. ...Read more

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How can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and concerta?

May take together.: In healthy patients, this combination is safe. Taking both medications can increase the risk of seizures, but this is more of a concern in patients with a history of seizures, head trauma, or those going through alcohol/drug withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) affect serotonin levels?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) affect serotonin levels?

No: Preclinical and clinical data demonstrate that bupropion acts via dual inhibition of norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake, which constitutes a novel mechanism of antidepressant action. As such, bupropion is associated with a unique clinical profile with efficacy comparable to that of other antidepressants. Devoid of clinically significant serotonergic effects...
www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pm. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) decrease your impulsivity?

Depends: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has been used by some people as a type of attention or impulsivity treatment though this isn't it's original intention or indication. It might be worth a try depending on your other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I tan while on lamictal and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

As above: Some medication can require excessive son exposure, my advise always discuss with u prescribing physician any question u may have about u medication. ...Read more

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Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and adipex together?

You may: But, you should understand both have stimulants and may cause confusion, irritability ang agitation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 300mg wellbutrin (bupropion) and 5-HTP?

Generally ok: They work on different neurotransmitters in the brain. Insure that you also discuss this with your physician/ psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: bupropion or Celexa (citalopram)?

Not that simple: Celexa (citalopram) is an SSRI antidepressant which can be very effective in treatment of anxiety and typical depressive disorders. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is very useful for treatment of smoking cessation, atypical depressive and seasonal affective disorder symptoms ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more


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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more