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Budeprion Sr Medication
Buproprion/budeprion: This medication is excellent for atypical depression (& for smoking cessation). Atypical depression can present with sleeping too much, feeling fatigued, low sex drive, lack of motivation, increased appetite with weight gain & carbohydrate craving. The issues is whether you have an indication for use of an antidepressant. Is depression impacting your quality of life? ...Read more
See below: If you are reading this, I guess you are ok. Seriously, one time use is not an issue but continued use may indicate a drinking issue. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Same medicine except that the slow-release is longer-acting formulation. ...Read more
Not time. Commitment: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms tyoicaly last 2-3 weeks. After that you ar eleft withthe habit. Beating the habit can be as hard, if not harder than getting past withdrawal symptoms. How long it takes you to beat the habit depends on your will power, committment to stopping, help from your friends, family, doctors etc., . ...Read more
Perhaps: Hair loss is not by any means common with bupropion (the generic name for wellbutrin). It is possible of course because people can have very unique responses to medication. Except for certain medications where this is often reported, the most common reason for hair loss in people taking psychiatric medications is stress. ...Read more
3rd week on bupropion sr 300mg. Depression is getting much worse. Is it typical for the medication to make things get worse before it gets better?
Talk with prescriber: There are many reasons why depression can get worse at the start of therapy. This sort of question really is best addressed one on one with the prescriber. I am concerned that more support is indicated particularly now that you state the depression is even worse than when treatment was started! Effective care is out there but one has to be assertive. Hard when one is depressed. ...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
Can be very fast: Within a few days to weeks, but full effect will take many weeks to manifest. Keep in mind also dose adjustment is usually necessary to get to the right dose. Not being at the right dose can mean no effect at all. Don't give up too soon. ...Read more
Is there any medication I could take daily to battle anxiety that will not counteract the energy boosting properties of Wellbutrin (bupropion)?
Anxiety: A side effect of many medications for anxiety is sedation, but different people respond differently to different medications. SSRI medications are good for anxiety and can be given with bupropion (Wellbutrin). Sertraline (Zoloft) is approved for anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, and 85% to 98% do not report sedation with it. Exercise, deep breathing exercises, & CBT are VERY helpful also ...Read more
Meds causing gout: Diuretics for HTN mostly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Quite a few: There are quite a few medicines across multiple classes (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.) that can be added however Rx choice really depends on what symptoms need the "extra help." The goal is to reduce the risk of side effects as much as possible and a lot is dependent on your history/response and prescriber preference. Also, combining psychotherapy + meds helps ensure a better outcome. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I'm taking 20mg of citalopram once a day and bupropion sr 150mg once every morning, is it ok to cold turkey these drugs n if not how?
Cital no, buprop yes: Stopping either or both of these should be done in consultation with your prescribing doctor. There may be less drastic dose adjustments and alternative treatments to consider, etc. However, to answer your question, bupropion usually can be stopped cold turkey, while citalopram is best decreased gradually to avoid discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome. ...Read more
I take both Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) daily - what will happen if I do cocaine while taking these medications?
Meds & street drugs: Use of any illicit drug its self damaging to brain system makes life long irreversible changes in the neuronal circuitry. Combining with meds is never a good idea and can cause opposing effects that can be making mood and anxiety symptoms worse and at times difficult to treat. If you still need to use a substance to covet for mood and anxiety meds your current meds are not well talk to psychiayrst. ...Read more
Smoking cessation I've heard that wellbutrin (bupropion) is used to help one quit smoking. How long is one generally on the medication?
Bupropion: Bupropion (wellbutrin) was developed and initially introduced in the United States as an antidepressant but was subsequently noted to reduce the desire to smoke cigarettes and shown in clinical trials to be effective in smoking cessation.It works best along with intensive behavioral support. Approximately 1 week of treatment is required to achieve steady-state blood levels of bupropion and treatment is typically continued for anywhere between 8 - 12 weeks. If you have not made significant progress towards abstinence by the seventh or eighth week of therapy, treatment should probably be discontinued. ...Read more
I am currently taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take vyvanse with these medications?
It may not be: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a well-known potential side effect of producing seizures (usually in higher doses like 450mg/day and in seizure-prone individuals) and Vyvanse may compound that risk. I am not a fan of alprazolam use in most people, particularly those with depression. Sounds like your depression has been significant, and perhaps you should consider a second opinion from another psychiatrist. ...Read more
I'm taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take a vyvanse with these medications in my system?
Caution: You already have significant drug interactions with the 3 meds listed. Adding Vyvanse plus Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases risk for seizures. Vyvanse plus Lexapro increases side effects of Vyvanse and risk for serotonin syndrome. Review these meds with prescribing doctor. You need close medical supervision to take these medications. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I am on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and it was working really well, but this past month I've felt really horrible. Can anxiety/depression medications stop working?
See doctor: I'm sorry you're feeling worse. "Horrible" can't be assessed in this format. Does this mean feeling worse emotionally, have some recent upsetting events happened, do you have any physical symptoms as well? Best to review with prescribing doctor to reassess Wellbutrin (bupropion) dose or alternative med and consider seeing a mental health professional for support and guidance during this tough time. Take care. ...Read more
Will a rash from wellbutrin (bupropion) go away? As my body gets used to the medication? Rash is minor and I started about a month ago drug is helping depression
Wellbutrin (bupropion) rash: Please tell your doctor immediately about the rash -- it may be an allergic response that will not go away. If there's any possibility other factors are involved (new laundry detergent? Exposure to other allergens? Etc) it can be confusing. I would call my doctor today and not repeat wellbutrin (bupropion) dosing until you speak with your doctor or the on-call physician. ...Read more
I'm concern for my 5 month unborn child I'm pregnant with. I've been constantly stress medication which is 40 milligram of Celexa (citalopram) and 250 milligrams of bupropion and in at night 50 milligram trazodone?
Concerned about you: The combination of these 3 medications is kind of risky, they can interact together causing irregular heart beats, you are almost maxed out on doses, why on bupropion? Is it for smoke cessation? If you are worried about your baby you shouldn't smoke to start with or be around smokers, I know it's hard to quit but much harder on your unborn child, celexa (citalopram) is cautioned in last trimester, c ur MD ...Read more
Does any of these medications cause frequent urination. Transdone citalpram ambiem warfarin morphine wellbutrin (bupropion)?
What medication (s) tend to work well with wellbutrin (bupropion) to improve symptoms of ADHD (i.E., lack of focus, scattered energy)?
Is there any medication for anxiety that does not cause weight gain and loss of libido? Wellbutrin (bupropion) caused extreme nausea and did not help anxiety.
I am on Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) but want to take some supplements aswell like vitamin d, would supplements and the medication work together?
Yes: There should be no contraindication with vitamins and these medications. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is for sure causing me bad GERD. BUT this medication works VERY WELL for my fatigue and depression, what can I do to prevent or stop GERD?
Prevention methods: Includes avoiding certain foods/drinks, planning when you eat in relation to sleep/activity, and adjusting your sleep position. See comments section for a link to additional info. Over the counter meds may be useful, including omeprazole or Pepcid, (famotidine) but it is recommended this be coordinated with your provider as they are meant for short-term use and may be associated with side effects. ...Read more
My physician rx me with Wellbutrin (bupropion) for my ADD. I'm not depressed but simply cannot focus at all. Is this medication ok to take?
Sometimes: It is an off label use for ADD. Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases Dopamine, which helps people with the drive and focus to do things, apart from giving them a mild relaxed feeling too. For some it works. Also curbs cigarette use in case u smoke, and helps with anxiety that may be associated with ADD. ...Read more
What medications for anxiety, OCD, and depression are less likely to lower your sex drive? I was on Lexapro, then Prozac, and now I'm on Wellbutrin (bupropion)
Been taking 2 tabs of 150 mg of XL wellbutrin (bupropion) for 9 days-i often feel nauseaus/anxious-will smoking while taking this drug make these symptoms worse?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Possible. Talk to your prescribing doc. About effects and possible dose adjustments. ...Read more
Not reported: But piracetam is reported to increase the effects of amphetamines, and bupropion is actually a close amphetamine cousin and is chemically similar. You should not take medications your doctor doesn't know about. This drug isn't approved in us, so I can't find it on my usual interaction checkers. Your pharmacy should be able to find it if it is an approved drug in your country. ...Read more
How about the cause?: Maybe you're one of the few patients who's undergone rigorous neurological, neuropsychological, & metabolic screenings to really determine whether ADD is TRULY the right diagnosis for you. If so, then, the provider who made the diagnosis should be able to guide you to the better medication depending on your clinical situation. If you've not been screened PROPERLY then, NEITHER DRUG is good for you ...Read more
Yes, there can: Be a risk of seizures when both of these medications are taken. ...Read more
Product Labels: Product labels are designed to ensure that people who use the medication are as safe as possible, also some of the labelling is based on the class of agent rather than on specific information about the medication. So, you will find that the don't consume alcohol warning is on almost every, if not every, psychotropic agent. General experience is that a glass of wine at night is fine. ...Read more