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Which is more effective: bupropion and fluoxetine?

Which is more effective: bupropion and fluoxetine?

That depends: Fluoxetine is very helpful in treatment of typical depressive disorders & anxiety. Bupropion is effective in treatment of atypical depressive disorders & smoking cessation. They can be used together for a mixed picture. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine (Definition)

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


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Will I gain weight taking 150 mg a day of bupropion xl and 30 mg of fluoxetine?

Will I gain weight taking 150 mg a day of bupropion xl and 30 mg of fluoxetine?

Probably not: The two medications you mention rarely induce weight gain. In fact, bupropion is one of the ingredients in a new FDA approved medication for weight loss. I have never had a single patient in my practice gain weight taking fluoxetine. ...Read more

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Can anyone or combination of these cause slight visual and tactile hallucinations? Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL, Lamotrigine, Fluoxetine.

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

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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

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What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also, take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

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

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Is Wellbutrin(100mg 2x/day), Fluoxetine(30mg) and Abilify (aripiprazole) (1mg, 2mg after a week) a safe combination for anxiety and depression?

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

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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?

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?

Change: Talk to your doctor when ever switching medications there are some side effects which gradually go away headache and tachycardia is one of side effects best is to start low and go-slow. ...Read more

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Is Yohimbine safe to use while on Fluoxetine, Abilify, (aripiprazole) Buproprion and a very low dose of Propranolol? Meds for anxiety. Klonopin as needed.

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

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What is bupropion used for?

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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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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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What occurs if I took 10 fluoxetine capsules?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Wondering what dose was each capsule?. What would drive u to do so?. Is there history of similar incidents?. Was Prozac (fluoxetine) not working 4u?. Bottom line is u need to let your doctor know & have your stomach pumped. ...Read more

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Is fluoxetine addictive?

Is fluoxetine addictive?

No: Fluoxetine is not addictive or habit-forming. If one stops taking it too soon, symptoms of depression and anxiety may recur. This is not a drug effect -- it is the remnants of the underlying anxiety or depression that was covered by the drug effect. ...Read more

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Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

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

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Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) a ssri?

No.: Wellbutrin is an aminoketone class antidepressant. It works in the brain by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine. SSRIs increase the levels of serotonin in the brain and include drugs like citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline. ...Read more

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Can you take adapex with bupropion?

Increased risks: Combining Wellbutrin (bupropion) with Adipex-P (phentermine) can increase risk for seizures. ...Read more

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Side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Side effects of prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Common ones are headaches, nausea & loose stools. ...Read more

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Can she take nyquil with fluoxetine?

Can she take nyquil with fluoxetine?

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

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Why does fluoxetine cause diarrhoea?

Why does fluoxetine cause diarrhoea?

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

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Can you take l-theanine with bupropion?

Yes. It is a tea : Extract and in spite of its widespread use here and in japan there have been no documented adverse reactions with medication so far. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bupropion?

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

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you tired?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you tired?

Yes, but??!!: Is the tiredness primary to you seratonin problem or due to the treatment with prozac. You have to do the detective work and figure that out. Usually fluoxetine is activating and not sedating, but everyone is different. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken bupropion and chantix?

Has anyone taken bupropion and chantix?

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

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Can I take melatonin while on fluoxetine?

Yes: There is no problem taking melatonin at night, while also on fluoxetine. I see you're also on amitriptylene, though. Depending on the dose, this can contribute to daytime sleepiness. Please discuss your plans with your doctor before doing them. ...Read more

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How long do fluoxetine side effects last?

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

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) give you energy?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) give you energy?

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

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


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more