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Would You Recommend Wellbutrin
How do you reccomend for someone to taper off wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 xl? I have been taking it for a couple of years.
Consult doctor: You should discuss ways to taper if appropriate with your treating physician. ...Read more
Possibly: Both are antidepressant medications with different mechanisms of action. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I take wellbutrin (bupropion) XL or whatever it is like a white circle antidepressant with black letterings?
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
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?
I tried a lot of ssris and snris for anxiety, all of them affected on my sexual life, do u recommend I try wellbutrin (bupropion) or remeron or buspirone?
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).
Days: One 300 mgm could take days and longer if you have kidney trouble. Consult your prescriber. ...Read more
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
I'm taking wellbutrin twice a day and have noticed that my emotions are greatly hightened, is this normal? #nqlu I'm curious if my emotions are hightened because of the medicine or the thought that the medicine should be hightening my emotions?
Can: Can you provide some clarification pleased. Are they positive emotions or painful emotions? Are the emotions heightened because now there is more energy with an increased intensity? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
There should be: No significant effects on cardiac conduction by Wellbutrin. ...Read more
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
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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Wellbutrin (bupropion): Ir immediate release is prescribed 3 times a day, sr slow-release twice, xr extended-release once a day. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion): In general, it is not advised to split or crush slow release or extended release meds. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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