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On viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for about a month now, at a 20mg dose with wellbutrin. The side effects haven't lessened. What meds other than Lexapro should I try?

On viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for about a month now, at a 20mg dose with wellbutrin. The side effects haven't  lessened. What meds other than Lexapro should I try?

Small suggestion: Many of my psychiatric colleagues have shared experiences with a medical food deplin, which when added to antidepressants improves the effects and does not add side effects. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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How to deal with the side-effects of zyban (bupropion)?

How to deal with the side-effects of zyban (bupropion)?

Fairly mild: The side effects of zyban (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 using it). It can also, over months time slightly increase blood pressure & heart rate. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects from zyban (bupropion)?

What are some common side effects from zyban (bupropion)?

Fairly mild: The side effects of zyban (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 using it). It can also, over months time slightly increase blood pressure & heart rate. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of zyban (bupropion) one should look for?

What are the side effects of zyban (bupropion) one should look for?

See below: Mainly funky dreams and irritability. Also nausea. The depression and other stomach symptoms are from not smoking but cannot be overcome while on Chantix as this blocks nicotine. ...Read more

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What side-effects might you have when you start wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

What side-effects might you have when you start wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Several possible: With wellbutrin (bupropion) sr you might experience dry mouth, nausea, headache, flushing, sweating, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, strange taste in mouth, etc. You could also have ringing in the ears, fast heartbeat, agitation, and in rare cases, confusion. You should tell your physician about any of these side effects. Taken as prescribed, it should be a safe medication. ...Read more

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Took bupropion today for the first time, what are side effects i can expect?

Bupropion: You may not have any side effects at all. :-) however, possible ones include anxiety, dry mouth, irritability, restlessness, shaking, insomnia, headache. At high doses, susceptible people may expereince seizures. Your doctor will have assessed your history beforehand, and would not have prescribed it if seizures were likely. ...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

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Zyban (Definition)

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