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Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Antidepressant: Treats depression and aids in quitting smoking. Also prevents depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (sad). This medicine is an antidepressant. ...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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I need advice on what's your experience with prescribing patients with bupropion for anxiety or depression?

I need advice on what's your experience with prescribing patients with bupropion for anxiety or depression?

Bupropion: In my experience, bupropion is a fine antidepressant -- but does little to nothing for symptoms of anxiety. It does not cause the sexual side effects that ssri antidepressants often do. What specific advice or information are you seeking? ...Read more

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Is bupropion HCl more effective than budeprion sr?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Same medicine except that the slow-release is longer-acting formulation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bupropion to work?

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Bupropion (Wellbutri: Like most antidepressants, 4 weeks & sometime up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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If bupropion works for my ADHD, hen should I start notice an improvement? Is it true that the first few days not 2 months like for depression relief?

Bupropion antidepres: Bupropion is an anti depressant drug and can help you for depression for any length of time. But it does not help for A.D.H.D.So you will not notice any improvement, and you have to take another medicine for A.D.H.D. ...Read more

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Can bupropion interact with caffeine? Is it dangerous?

Can bupropion interact with caffeine? Is it dangerous?

Additive side effect: They both can have an effect on heart rate and blood pressure. They both can increase anxiety and they both raise the possiblity of seizzures. So, I would very much minimize my caffiene intake, that includes coffee, chocolate, tea, soda, esp diet soda when taking wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common side effect of budeprion sr?

Is diarrhea a common side effect of budeprion sr?

Not common: Not necessarily common, but diarrhea has been reported as a side effect for this drug. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin XL vs bupropion sr side effects?

Buproprion: Bupropion sr and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl are two different products with the same active antidepressant drug (buproprion) but they differ in the delivery rate in our system: the sr (slow release) and the xl (extra long). In my clinical experience, they are very similar, and the difference in side effect is the sleeplessness that could result from taking the xl formulation. ...Read more

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I take bupropion XL and today was a bit sick from a picnic and threw up about 4 hrs after taking it. Did it leave my system? I could taste bitter.

I take bupropion XL and today was a bit sick from a picnic and threw up about 4 hrs after taking it. Did it leave my system? I could taste bitter.

Wait for next dose: After 4 hours, the medication likely was out of your stomach, however I would recommend waiting until the next days dose is due to take again. Doubling up on bupropion increases chance of seizure. ...Read more

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Benefits and disadvantage of sertraline&bupropion combine? (in ocd+mdd, please don't describe singly), best regards to doctors who will give us better life.

Benefits and disadvantage of sertraline&bupropion combine? (in ocd+mdd, please don't describe singly), best regards to doctors who will give us better life.

Good combination: Sertraline and bupropion combination is a common combination for treatment of resistent depression. Sertraline works on serotonin system in brain and bupropion works on adrenergic system and the two work synergistically to help you. Bupropion also help negate some of the side effects of sertraline like sexual side effects. ...Read more

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Will bupropion and passion flower interact?

Will bupropion and passion flower interact?

No: There are no known direct interactions between passion flower and bupropion. However, please talk with your physician if thinking of adding an herbal remedy. If perhaps feeling anxious on bupropion, your doctor needs to know that and adjust, rather than just having you try different things on your own. ...Read more

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Can I take bupropion XL 150 mg a day with a GABA supplement? Any interactions I need to worry about?

Yes. Probably: However, you do not indicate what GABA supplement you are taking. Each medication or supplement has its own pathway of being broken down and eliminated from the body. When two medications are taken simultaneously they can interact together to lower the blood level of the other or increase the blood level. Supplements currently do not have to be rigorously tested so it ishard to find good info. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

Bupropion O/D tx: 1. Seizures may require benzodiazapines, barbiturate or propofol. 2. Hypotension – use fluids & pressors. 3. Ventricular dysrhythmias – sodium bicarbonate or lidocaine. 4. Maintain an airway. REF: https://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a? dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+6988 ...Read more

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Is name brand wellbutrin XL more effective than generic (bupropion)? Taking generic but too many side effects and little effect on mood after 4 weeks.

Is name brand wellbutrin XL more effective than generic (bupropion)? Taking generic but too many side effects and little effect on mood after 4 weeks.

For some, yes: For all medicines sold in the us, the fda requires that the active ingredient in wellbutrin (bupropion) be equally present in brand name and generic products. However, each generic manufacturer might use different fillers or dyes in its formulation. Pharmacies buy generics in quantity, and might change suppliers from month to month. Some (not all) patients notice differences in their results. ...Read more

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What is the difference between budeprion XL and bupropion HCl XL?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): They are the same medicine, brand name called Wellbutrin (bupropion). There are the Slow release form (SR) & the Extended release form (XL). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: budeprion sr?

Antidepressant: Treats depression and aids in quitting smoking. Also prevents depression caused by seasonal affective disorder (sad). This medicine is an antidepressant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: budeprion sr?

LongActingWellbutrin: Budeprion sr is really long acting wellbutrin, (bupropion) a norepinephrine and Dopamine reuptake inhibitor used for treatment of clinical depression/smoking cessation/anxiety. ...Read more

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How severe would symptoms have to be before I should take budeprion sr 150mg?

How severe would symptoms have to be before I should take budeprion sr 150mg?

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

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Can pregnant women take Budeprion?

Maybe: Bupropion is not free of risk to the fetus; stopping it may also not be free of risk. You need to wiegh these risks in an informed way, invovling your partner and obstetrician, considering specific trimester, alternative medication and other treatments. ...Read more

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What symptoms are associated with budeprion and bupropion?

Do you mean SE's?: Potential side effects with bupropion include
anxious mood, insomnia, dizziness, confusion, agitation, nausea or vomiting, decreased appetite, abdominal or chest pain, weight loss dry mouth, sore throat, nasal congestion, constipation or diarrhea, & ^ urinary frequency, joint pain, ^ sweating, headache, itching, tremor, ringing in ears. Seizures would be a very serious side effect. REF: ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) XL make u feel insane and angry?

Get it checked: It is very important to let your prescribing provider know if you are feeling angry or crazy on wellbutrin, (bupropion) especially if accompanied by increased energy level, troubles sleeping and rapid thoughts. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

What's the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

A small Diff.: The XL form lasts longer than the sr. This means it is less likely to make you anxious but it may last long enough to keep you up. I prescribe the XL whenever possible. ...Read more

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What is the difference between wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and sr?

Half life: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is an older formulation and is usually taken 2 x daily while wellbutrin (bupropion) XL lasts longer in your system and it is usually dosed once daily. ...Read more

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Does it make bupropion 300mg XL ineffective if you cut it in half?

Does it make bupropion 300mg XL ineffective if you cut it in half?

Don't do it (please): Please don't do that. It will turn it from an extended release to an immediate release tablet. That is too high for a single dose of immediate release. ...Read more

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What to do if I just took 4, 350mg of bupropion XL am I going to die?

Bupropion O/D: Why did you over-dose? Are you hoping to die? Mild to moderate sx's may include ^ blood pressure, ^ heart rate, agitation, tremor, seizure, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, paresthesias & lethargy. Wellbutrin O/D's can be lethal. Please seek immediate medical care (and don't drive yourself). ...Read more

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