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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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Would a doctor recommend adding wellbutrin (bupropion) sr to prozac?

Would a doctor recommend adding wellbutrin (bupropion) sr to prozac?

Possibly: Both are antidepressant medications with different mechanisms of action. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I take wellbutrin (bupropion) XL or whatever it is like a white circle antidepressant with black letterings?

What do you recommend if I take wellbutrin (bupropion) XL or whatever it is like a white circle antidepressant with black letterings?

Recommend what?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL is a white tablet with black lettering, so this may be the medication that you are taking.

I am not clear what you are asking, however. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Anxiety medication: Lexapro and other ssri medications are considered first line treatment for a variety of anxiety disorders. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) while often a very effective medication for depression (and off-label for add/adhd), does not have a significant serotonin effect and therefore is not considered to be a great medication to treat anxiety. It does help with depression that can be co-morbid commonly with anxiety. ...Read more

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Just started taking wellbutrin (bupropion) ir for depression. Also on plavix. Looking for a second opinion on dosage. What wb starting dose would you recommend?

Just started taking wellbutrin (bupropion) ir for depression. Also on plavix. Looking for a second opinion on dosage. What wb starting dose would you recommend?

Recommended dose: Recommended starting dose for wellbutrin (bupropion) immediate release is 100mg twice a day and for long acting 150mg daily. Dose is may be increased after about 3-4 days. ...Read more

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I read that 1500 mcg/day l-methylfolate (5-mthf/levomefolic acid) can reduce depression. Any brand you'd recommend? (i also take effexor/wellbutrin).

I read that 1500 mcg/day l-methylfolate (5-mthf/levomefolic acid) can reduce depression. Any brand you'd recommend? (i also take effexor/wellbutrin).

Pharmaceutical: L-methylfolate is an effective treatment of mood disorders if the patient cannot metabolize folic acid, a b vitamin, properly. I suggest you find a pharmaceutical grade. You may need to ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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I took one 300mg wellbutrin pill.... How long until that single pill is out of my system??

Days: One 300 mgm could take days and longer if you have kidney trouble. Consult your prescriber. ...Read more

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With all the medications I'm prescribed if you look on my profile, don't you think it's possibly the Wellbutrin that I should ween off?

Discontinuing Meds: Your profile does not include a list of the medications you are prescribed. It poses ethical issues for a doctor who is not the prescribing physician to recommend stopping a med. Wellbutrin is a widely prescribed antidepressant that helps addictive and compulsive behaviors like smoking and overeating with few sexual side effects. About 40% of patients lose weight on it in contrast with SSRI's. ...Read more

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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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How does wellbutrin (bupropion) work?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) selectively inhibits the reuptake of Dopamine and norepinephrine by neurons, so that more of these neurotransmitters is available at synapses. This may not explain the entire mechanism of action as an antidepressant or smoking-cessation aid, but it's the best we know so far. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect sex?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect sex?

It could: Wellbutrin (bupropion) usually has less sexual issues than the other antidepressants and can be used to help the sexual side effects of other drugs. That being said, the pharmacology of wellbutrin (bupropion) is complex and sexual side effects such as decreased sex drive, lack or orgasm and delayed orgasm can occur. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory?

No: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not affect your memory unless 1) you were very forgetful while depressed, and wellbutrin (bupropion) improves both your depression and your memory, or 2) you have a rare toxic reaction to wellbutrin (bupropion). In fact, wellbutrin (bupropion) is sometimes used to treat people with attention deficit disorder (add), and as such, could improve attention, comprehension, and memory. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

Depends.: That would depend on what the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is prescribed to treat. Wellbutrin (bupropion) sustained release would generally be used to treat depression, however it is also used for smoking cessation (zyban) and off label for adhd and substance use disorders. We also add it to other antidepressants to try and reverse sexual dysfunction. 100 mgs daily would be the lowest dose of that form of the medication. ...Read more

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What is a generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

What is a generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Buproprion: Bupropion (aplenzin, wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) wellbutrin (bupropion) sr, wellbutrin (bupropion) xl) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (wellbutrin (bupropion) (bupropion) xl) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (sad; episodes of depression that occur in the fall and winter each year). Bupropion (zyban) is used to help people stop smoking. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about wellbutrin (bupropion)?

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What can you tell me about wellbutrin (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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Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Might not like this: Response but tanning is not healthy whether you are taking wellbutrin (bupropion) or not. There is no special issue about sun exposure on wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Can you half wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Can you half wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Well......: Officially you should not, however the mechanism with which wellbutrin (bupropion) sr provides sustained release would be maintained if it is halved without crushing. This is not the case with wellbutrin (bupropion) xl, it can not be divided. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Major depression: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used for the management of major depression and seasonal affective disorder (depression that occurs primarily during the fall and winter). Interestingly, it can also be used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other symptoms of withdrawal. Do not take if you have seizures or an eating disorder or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol or sedatives. ...Read more

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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) used for chemical imbalances?

Yes: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant that can assist with dopamnine and norepinephrine levels. ...Read more

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Do wellbutrin (bupropion) and weed have an interaction?

Do wellbutrin (bupropion) and weed have an interaction?

Wellbutrin/Weed: Additive effect leading to psychotic symptoms due to elevation of dopamine. Would certainly not recommend that. ...Read more

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What are wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and lithium used for?

Mood: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, it has minimal to zero anti anxiety effect, it is also used in smoking cessation. Lithium is a mood stabilizer used in bipolar d/o as well as depression, it is also used as an "anti aggressive" behavior medication and in intermittent explosive disorder at times. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) help with obsessive thoughts?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) help with obsessive thoughts?

In general, not...: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically the first drug that comes to mind when we think of treating obsessional thoughts. There may be a rare person who finds it helpful for this, but most of the time, it is not used for this. ...Read more

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What will 3000mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) do to someone?

It may kill them: See: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9140330

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Do I take regular wellbutrin (bupropion) only once a day?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Ir immediate release is prescribed 3 times a day, sr slow-release twice, xr extended-release once a day. ...Read more

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Could you split a wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill in half?

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Wellbutrin (bupropion): In general, it is not advised to split or crush slow release or extended release meds. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) XL make u feel insane and angry?

Get it checked: It is very important to let your prescribing provider know if you are feeling angry or crazy on wellbutrin, (bupropion) especially if accompanied by increased energy level, troubles sleeping and rapid thoughts. ...Read more

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What's the difference between zyban, wellbutrin (bupropion)?

What's the difference between zyban, wellbutrin (bupropion)?

None: Same chemical -- can be used as an antidepressant or for smoking cessation. I guess "zyban" is more appealing to the macho male smoker who does not want to take an "antidepressant! ". ...Read more

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Can I use wellbutrin (bupropion) and nicotin patches together?

Can I use wellbutrin (bupropion) and nicotin patches together?

Yes: This is a common practice. Though it is always better to try one method alone first, adding the other may significantly increase the chances of successful smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr twice a day?

Is it necessary to take wellbutrin (bupropion) sr twice a day?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is usually started at 150 mg once in the morning for 3 days and then increased to twice a day (2nd dose before 2pm to avoid possible insomnia). If used for mood, once a day may suffice based on certain studies. If used for nicotine dependence, 2x/day has shown to be much more efficacious. Please follow your doctor's order or discuss options with him/her before making adjustments. ...Read more

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How long should it take to stop taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Are you asking: How long you need to take for a specific condition or are you asking how to taper off it. What is the condition being treated? Please clarify and re-ask. Thank you. ...Read more

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Anyone have problems with long term wellbutrin (bupropion) use?

Generally no: Wellbutrin (bupropion) as a long term medication to treat and prevent major depression is generally safe and does not cause any known harm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and sr?

Half life: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is an older formulation and is usually taken 2 x daily while wellbutrin (bupropion) XL lasts longer in your system and it is usually dosed once daily. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Non SSRI antidepress: Wellbutrin (bupropion) (buproprion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant/anxiolytic that works by inhibiting neuronal uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine (aminoketone). It is also used for impulsivity as seen in adhd and smoking.

Common side effects include xerostomia (dry mouth), headache, agitation, nausea, dizziness, constipation, tremor, diaphoresis, abnormal dreams, insomnia, and tinnitus. ...Read more

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Anyone ever taken wellbutrin (bupropion) to help you loss weight?

Probably someone has: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is one of the few antidepressants that is considered to be "weight neutral, " causing neither weight loss or weight gain. Nevertheless, there is a small percentage of individuals taking bupropion chronically who lose (or gain) a modest amount of weight (probably < 5 lbs). Very rarely, bupropion has been associated with severe anorexia and marked weight loss. ...Read more

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Am I able to get a refill of my Wellbutrin (bupropion) through this?

Possibly: Some of the doctors on Healthtap have a Concierge practice. This is a paid service. I provide such service, but I am not licensed in Florida. I am not sure how you would find out from the patient version of the app but you would need to find a doc who is licensed in Florida and has a Concierge practice ...Read more

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Is it normal for wellbutrin (bupropion) to take several hours to work?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) omset: Wellbutrin (bupropion) needs to be taken every day for 2 to 4 weeks before depressive symptoms begin to resolve. Some respond sooner however. Well butrin does not work by taking it as needed. ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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