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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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What is bupropion used for?

Bupropion: Wellbutrin is antidepressant used to treat major depression. Also, there is a brand of bupropion called zyban, which is used for smoke cessation. Another off label use is for adhd when stimulants are not indicated or not tolerated. ...Read more

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Is zyban (bupropion) effective?

Is zyban (bupropion) effective?

Quitting tobacco: Zyban (bupropion) is effective for many patients in treating nicotine dependence. It often will reduce cravings. However, like in many other substance disorders, the best results/greatest chance of success comes with a psychosocial support group as part of the treatment, since many behaviors, ways of thinking, and similar issues are critically important in stopping and remaining off of tobacco. ...Read more

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How does zyban (bupropion) work?

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How does zyban (bupropion) work?

Zyban (bupropion): Is a form of wellbutrin (bupropion) which increases Dopamine & norepinephrine, which in turn elevates mood & lowers cravings for nicotine. ...Read more

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What can I expect from bupropion?

What can I expect from bupropion?

Better mood ?: If you are depressed, you may feel better. If you are trying to quit smoking it may help you quit. If you have adhd it may help your concentration and attention. Like other antidepressants it may cause side effects. If you are an alcoholic it may increase the risk of having a seizure. ...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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How do you quit using zyban (bupropion)?

How do you quit using zyban (bupropion)?

Taper dose and stop: Dose is usually 75mg to 450mg. Cut back 75 to 150mg every 7 days till you are off completly. Hope you have managed to quit smoking. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: 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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What should I expect while taking bupropion?

What should I expect while taking bupropion?

Aka Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant medicine that mostly targets the neurotransmitter dopamine. It is the only antidepressant that specifically targets dopamine. The others target norepinephrine and seretonin. It is the only antidwpressant that is considered "energizing", but sometimes it can cause anxiety, restlessness or irritability. It is effective for improving dep. No weight gain. No sexual side. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bupropion to work ?

Bupropion (Wellbutri: Like most antidepressants, 4 weeks & sometime up to 6 weeks. ...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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Does it matter what time you take your bupropion?

Bupropion timing: Since it is stimulating antidepressant, taking it in morning or with lunch is best. ...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


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Zyban (Definition)

Zyban is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more