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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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Stopped taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) because of the bad side effects on Wednesday but I'm still really sick to my stomach & back pain. How long does it take?

Stopped taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) because of the bad side effects on Wednesday but I'm still really sick to my stomach & back pain. How long does it take?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) is: reported to have a half-life of 21 hours, but another source says 33 to 37 hours. It is absorbed slowly and therefore might be out of your blood relatively soon (less than a week) but still in your system for several weeks. Here's a beginning reference: http://prescription-drug.addictionblog.org/how-long-does-wellbutrin-stay-in-your-system/ ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) was causing bad nausea/indigestion, I was on it for 3 weeks , stopped med, how long till those side effects go away?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) was causing bad nausea/indigestion, I was on it for 3 weeks , stopped med, how long till those side effects go away?

Roughly speaking?: Anywhere between 60-150 hrs. pretty much everything should be cleared out of your system. So if we average that range out I'd say around 100 hrs. from your last dose you should be Wellbutriin Clean from your bloodstream. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for OCD. We have tried Zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin, prozac. Side effects bad or did not work. Does Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) work for OCD?

What is the best medicine for OCD.  We have tried Zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin, prozac. Side effects bad or did not work.  Does Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) work for OCD?

SSRI's failed: So one SSRI may work when another does not. Keep trying. There is a new one called Brintillex which has much greater effectiveness in the reported studies. Also a Selegeline patch may prove effective. ...Read more

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One of my side effects from wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150mg was slow digestion/constipation is that typical?

One of my side effects from wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150mg was slow digestion/constipation is that typical?

No, not really: Constipation is really not a common side effect to wellbutrin (bupropion). I suggest you make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. Has your diet changed? It is not unusual for patients to tell me, they didn't know they can call me between appointments for any problems or concerns. But, any patient should be able to call their dr to address issues related to his or her care. There are no "stupid" questions. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Most patients: Experience no side effects. Having said that, some patients can develop dry mouth, headache, nausea, agitation, tremor, even seizures. Most non serious side effects occurr in the first 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl?

Check out Medline: One of the best places to read reliable info online about all sorts of meds including wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is medlineplus at http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/. ...Read more

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Any negative side effects taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Side effects can include stomach upset, headaches, agitation, and rarely in high dose above 400mg. Daily, seizures. ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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