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Bupropion And Fluoxotine
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
Have a hard time getting out of bed. Can I take Bupropion 150mg-SR, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, Caffeine pill 100mg at once without food first thing in the morning?
Yes: Yes but it may cause stomach upset and nausea. Only take meds if prescribed by md ...Read more
Can anyone or combination of these cause slight visual and tactile hallucinations? Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL, Lamotrigine, Fluoxetine.
Maybe: "Slight" hallucinations? None of the three medications typically causes hallucinations. However, bupropion (Wellbutrin) increases the risk of seizures and this is a possibility here. Tactile hallucinations are rare and usually seen in drug/alcohol intoxication/withdrawal. Please see your MD right away, these symptoms are unusual and potentially serious and require a medical explanation. ...Read more
Currently on bupropion 200mg twice a day and I am on 10mg of prozac (fluoxetine). I want 2 start garcinia cambogia and wanted 2 know if it's safe taken separately?
Poor reviews: There are many negative reviews of this product with respect to its effectiveness. It may not have dangerous side effects or interactions w/ your other drugs — but it might not be worth the risk — never mind to cost. It must be troubling that weight gain is a side effect of your meds, but more meds don't seem like the best solution. Consider a combo of diet/exercise and planned reduction of meds. ...Read more
What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also, take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.
Your medications: The Modafinil is a stimulant which can cause abnormal hearth rhythms. Your levothroid, if not properly dosed could do it as well, ask your doctor for a blood test to make sure that dose is not too high for you. Being 58 years old, you could have heart problems unrelated to the medications. You should see a doctor to get this evaluated. ...Read more
Is Wellbutrin(100mg 2x/day), Fluoxetine(30mg) and Abilify (aripiprazole) (1mg, 2mg after a week) a safe combination for anxiety and depression?
Probably: Depending on yourneeds the combination seems reasonable. If the fluoxetine alone or in combination with wellbutrin doesn't remove/reduce depression, the addition of Abilify (aripiprazole) often helps. If, after a time this is not helpful... you didn't say you were in psychotherapy, but I would recommend it as well. ...Read more
I take Bupropion and Prozac (fluoxetine). Which painkiller is safer to take together with? Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, or something else?
Switched from Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 brupropion 75mg 2xpd having dull headache and sore calfs an thigh. Is this normal and how long should I try 4?
Is Yohimbine safe to use while on Fluoxetine, Abilify, (aripiprazole) Buproprion and a very low dose of Propranolol? Meds for anxiety. Klonopin as needed.
The risk here is: Between All the others you list! Some are very risky! Be sure your provider is watching you closely and try to stop some. ED is not your biggest worry and Yohimbine has side effects. Be careful — if your provider is not a psych specialist — you might want a consult when multi-pharma issues arise. Add CBT Tx for best outcome and fewer risks. You're too young for so many meds. Best! ...Read more
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
Fairly mild: The side effects of bupropion are fairly mild. Most common are a bit of dry mouth, blurry vision or constipation. You may get a little anxious early on. These mostly go away within 2-3 weeks. In high doses, it can cause seizures, though this is fairly rare (I haven't seen a case in 20+ years of prescribing it). ...Read more
In general safe: Generally it is safe to do this. Be aware of possible combined side effects of both medications. Common Nyquil side effects include tiredness, dry mouth, changes in alertness; some patients on Prozac/fluoxetine can have similar side effects. See your doctor for more assistance. ...Read more
Luvox (fluvoxamine) effects : Serotonin, which like all the nerve transmitters in the brain, lines the entire G.I. Track. During fetal development the bottom of the neural crest which becomes the brain heads south and remains connected to the brain both through nerves and through nerve transmitters that line the G.I. Track. When people take a medication like luvox, (fluvoxamine) which is a ssri, the excess serotonin stimulation within the G.I. Tract can trigger a diarrhea response. It does this by affecting and binding to serotoninreceptors in the G.I. Tract which can cause subsequent diarrhea. The gut is being increasingly referred to as the third brain and the whole effect of the gut and the bacteria that we have in our intestines is a huge area of research into human well-being and illness at the present time. ...Read more
Bupropion : Mild side effects include dry mouth, nausea, stomach pains, headache, soreness, itching, sweating, low libido, flu like, dizziness; more serious include hives, breathing problems, swelling in throat, face, tongue, lips, seizures, racing heart, fever, mental confusion, poor focus, psychotic symptoms. If you are worried about any, call your doctor right away. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. When one alone does not help someone trying to quit smoking both together could be tried. There are potential risks/side effects especially as either medication taken alone can make you depressed and have suicidal thoughts. Close supervision by your md is essential. ...Read more
Depends: Most minor side effects of fluoxetine resolve in two weeks or fewer. If they persist after this it may be time to consider changing medications. However, only your prescriber would have the information necessary to help you make this decision. If you have concerns, please contact him/her. ...Read more
It might: Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant which may have some stimulating properties in many individuals. This effect might be felt almost immediately. In addition, if it has been prescribed to treat depression, and if one of your symptoms has been decreased energy, then energy should improve as the depression begins to improve, over the coming weeks. ...Read more