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I need advice on what's your experience with prescribing patients with bupropion for anxiety or depression?
Prescribed BUPROPION SR 100MG TABLETS (12 H) along with Zoloft (sertraline) 100MG, when I stop Zoloft (sertraline) can BUPROPION SR 100MG TABLETS (12 H) be taken alone?
Yes: But please only make medication changes under your physician or psychiatrist's supervision. Take care. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Same medicine except that the slow-release is longer-acting formulation. ...Read more
Hello. I took bupropion XL 300 mg 1 year ago and now getting back on brandname. Is it safe for me to start at 300mg?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): As directed by your doctor, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 took bupropion for five years or so, went off for 7 months. How long will it take to get back into my system and start working?
Varies: May notice a difference within a week however can take 4-6 weeks to take full effect. ...Read more
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
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
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
Sertraline (150 mg per day)&bupropion (200 mg per day)combination increased my appetite, which one is the most likely cause of this problem? Best regards.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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