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Would you recommend people to phenterimen?

No: Phentermine is an old drug, currently not recommended by most drs.For most situations, much safer drugs exist in the market. ...Read more

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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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Would you recommend celadrin for arthritis?

Would you recommend celadrin for arthritis?

See details: Celadrin is a cream that is a mixture of fatty acids and is used for osteoarthritis. The only active ingredient is menthol. Studies have shown some benefit for oa of the knees. There is apparently no risk so try it if you want. ...Read more

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Would you recommend Malerone for Malaria?

Would you recommend Malerone for Malaria?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and Malaria: Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) can be used for uncomplicated malaria, which according to the CDC, is a classic attack that lasts 6-10 hours. Symptoms include a combination of: fever, chills, sweats, headaches , nausea, vomiting & body aches. Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) is also recommended for prevention of malaria especially in areas where the disease is resistant to chloroquine. http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/index.html ...Read more

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What medication would you recommend for Raynaud's syndrome? Would Gabapentin help?

What medication would you recommend for Raynaud's syndrome? Would Gabapentin help?

Raynaud's: I do not have any experience with Gabapentin for this disease which is due to vasodilatation of the peripheral vessels. This results in blue, painful cold digits. It is exacerbated by nicotine. In my experience calcium channel blockers such as verapamil work well, the sustained release can be used once a day. ...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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What would you recommend to ease anxiety?

What would you recommend to ease anxiety?

See a therapist: You posted this question several times, so you sound very concerned. It may help a lot to see a therapist about your anxiety, to get a better idea what it's like & what it's about. Then a suitable plan to help it can be developed. There are excellent talk therapies that help, as well as practices you can adopt. Medications can help if needed too -- but evaluation first. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Would you recommend chlomid to help conceive?

Would you recommend chlomid to help conceive?

Clomiphene: Clomid (clomiphene) is fda approved for treatment of infertility associated with ovulatory dysfunction. A physician can determine whether this medication will be helpful. ...Read more

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How would you suggest that i get prescribed adderal?

How would you suggest that i get prescribed adderal?

RX for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): You should contact your primary care physician. An evaluation should be able to determine if you need a medication like adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Your doctor is the first stop you should consider. ...Read more

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How would you know if you are depressed? Would you directly see a therapist or consult with a general physician first?

How would you know if you are depressed? Would you directly see a therapist or consult with a general physician first?

Either could help: If you think you are depressed, you probably are not feeling well. This can range from lack of interest, sadness, irritability,loss of appetite among other signs all the way to being unable to get out of bed or suicidal thinking. Sometimes medication is needed right away, in which case start,with you doc. If you want to talk something out, a therapist could,help,and can direct you to meds. ...Read more

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I would like to have more dreams at night, would you be able to recommend me a medication?

I would like to have more dreams at night, would you be able to recommend me a medication?

No: I wouldn't recommend taking medication to increase dreaming. Often people don't recall dream state- so you may not remember when you have dreams. You can train yourself to wake when dreaming and then to journal the dreams. Take care. ...Read more

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What would you recommend to lose weight?

What would you recommend to lose weight?

Committment: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What medicines would you recommend for hardcore allergies?

What medicines would you recommend for hardcore allergies?

Hardcore?: Not sure what you mean by hardcore. If you are refering to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice. Bad allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots are also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important as well but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Would like to know if tyrosine would be a good replacement for add medication?

Would like to know if tyrosine would be a good replacement for add medication?

Not likely: Tyrosine is an Amino Acid that can be made into dopamine, but would not be the same as taking pharmaceutical stimulants in adhd. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19344299 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21766545. ...Read more

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Would you recommend an antihistamine to someone starting an antidepressant or birth control in case they get nauseous?

Would you recommend an antihistamine to someone starting an antidepressant or birth control in case they get nauseous?

With caution in gals: I don't see that as an unreasonable move if the patient is particularly sensitive from a GI point of view. I would only caution that antiemetics (and especially the -zines can and do cause permanent tic disorder in a small percentage of young women which remains lifelong even if drug is stopped. ...Read more

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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)?

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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Wellbutrin (Definition)

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