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30mg buspirone a day for 2 weeks now. I was currently on 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion). I have insomnia from wellbutrin (bupropion) and in the last week i feel depressed?

30mg buspirone a day for 2 weeks now. I was currently on 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion). I have insomnia from wellbutrin (bupropion) and in the last week i feel depressed?

Back to your Dr.: Insomnia is one of the common side-effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) . Buspirone is an anti-anxiety which takes 4 to 6 weeks sometimes to take effect. Go back to your doctor and see if he can prescribe an antidepressant which can also help you sleep. Your doctor may also be able to adjust the time you can take your antidepressant because you have daytime drowsiness. ...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


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I have been taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for about a week now . does the insomnia go away ?

I have been taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for about a week now . does the insomnia go away ?

It should: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medication which has an early side efffect of agitation and stimulation. Insomnia is part of that package. If you are still having trouble in the next week or so, speak to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Im taking Zyban about 3 weeks and Im also prescribed Zopiclone 7.5mg as i suffer from insomnia. 3days ago the Zopiclone stopped working. Please help?

Im taking Zyban about 3 weeks and Im also prescribed Zopiclone 7.5mg as i suffer from insomnia. 3days ago the Zopiclone stopped working. Please help?

Activation: Its conceivable that the Zyban (which is considered to be an activating antidepressant because it increases physical energy) would be reducing the beneficial effect of the Lunesta on sleep. Do contact your physician and let them know of this problem - it should be easy to fix. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

Sleep meds.: Risky. In addition to the high doses of both medications u mentioned, combining medications from the same group is not wise & can create more insomnia & other tolerance issues. Talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take nyquil for cold along with 50 mg trazodone for insomnia? I am also on wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 300 mg/day for 1.5 years.

Is it okay to take nyquil for cold along with 50 mg trazodone for insomnia? I am also on wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 300 mg/day for 1.5 years.

No. Dextromethorphan: Dextromethorphan + Trazadone can cause a serious condition, Serotonin Syndrome. Doxylamine + Trazadone can cause dizziness & drowsiness. See: www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2228-0,55-1943&types[]=major&types[]=minor&types[]=moderate&types[]=food. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist before adding any vitamin, herb, OTC or prescription drug to a psychotropic medication. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I'm under 25, have a history of anorexia, have a history of insomnia, and drink regularly. Should I be taking this?

I was prescribed Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I'm under 25, have a history of anorexia, have a history of insomnia, and drink regularly. Should I be taking this?

Need psych Eval.: There are many variables that enter into which medication you should take. This includes your history with medication and of course the symptoms that you are having. Anorexia, insomnia , drinking regularly and taking Vicodin are a serious combination of factors. You need to discuss the medication and treatment approach with a psychiatrist who can do a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr told me to stop wellbutrin (bupropion) for a few days after just a week to see if it was causing insomnia, today ik had slight nausea, could it be withdrawal?

Not likely: Duration of treatment was short prior to discontinuation and there is not an established discontinuation syndrome related to bupropion. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) be an alternative to strattera? Strattera helped with anxiety, but caused bad headaches and insomnia. Would wellbutrin (bupropion) be better?

Can be used: Strattera is an adhd medication (not for anxiety). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is sometimes used for the off label treatment of adhd although it is not a first line choice. I have seen a number of people use is successfully for adhd. I can't tell you if it will be a better choice for you. Discuss with your physician as it might be worth a trial. ...Read more

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What is a good sleeping aid to counteract insomnia caused by being on bupropion? Tried many natural sleep remedies but nothing worked.

What is a good sleeping aid to counteract insomnia caused by being on bupropion? Tried many natural sleep remedies but nothing worked.

Body scan: You should consult your doctor, since there are other medications to consider for depression and to help you sleep. Also at night you might try a body scan from toes to head very slowly and casually drop thoughts along the way. This takes practice. ...Read more

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If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

Anxiety/ depression: Paxil (paroxetine) (SSRI) may help with anxiety/ depression and as a result may also improve insomnia. Wellbutrin is not used for insomnia. It is used to treat atypical depression. Although it is not FDA approved for anxiety - recently it is is coming to light that it may help to reduce some anxious sxs. ...Read more

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I take geodon, (ziprasidone) wellbutrin, and propanolol. The doctor i see refuses to help with my insomnia. So i smoke pot to help me sleep. Will they interact?

I take geodon, (ziprasidone) wellbutrin, and propanolol. The doctor i see refuses to help with my insomnia. So i smoke pot to help me sleep. Will they interact?

Not wise to do so: They could all work at cross purposes. While medications that are prescribed are designed to produce some regulation and stabilization of neurotransmitters, smoking pot pushes others. Not a great solution to insomnia at all. Cognitive behavioral therapy could help. Consider asking 4 referral to a clinical psychologist see: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/insomniabasicguide.Asp. ...Read more

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on 450mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) 2mg of mirapex for depression. I do not have rls/parkinsons. Mirpex cause bad insomnia. Sinemet might be be better option?

 on 450mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) 2mg of mirapex for depression. I do not have rls/parkinsons. Mirpex cause bad insomnia.  Sinemet might be be better option?

Probably not: if you do not have Parkinsonism Or rls. I am not sure why you would need mirapex or simemet in combo with Wellbutrin (bupropion). All 3 are dopamine agonists and could contribute to insomnia. I have used mirtazepine or paroxetine in combination with Wellbutrin (bupropion). Both are antidepressants and usually sedating, but discuss with prescribing doc. There may be some other reason you are on the mirapex ...Read more

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Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Anxiety...: I am not an MD, but have had hundreds of patients with similar questions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically good for anxiety incidently. Anyway, Sertraline (Zoloft) is considered relatively safe for pregnant women and has been used where they know the mother to be prone to depression/anxiety. Ask your MD. All the best in your search for answers and good health for you and your child! ...Read more

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I am on celexa for anxiety, wellbutrin (bupropion) for energy and desyrel for insomnia. I have increased sweating anything i can take to combat it?

I am on celexa for anxiety, wellbutrin (bupropion) for energy and desyrel for insomnia. I have increased sweating anything i can take to combat it?

Prescribing: Some people feel that a separate medication should be given to "combat" each symptom -- rather than investigating causes or seeing systemic inter-relationships. Is this maybe you? Excessive sweating can indicate issues with your medications (possible serotonin overload, for instance). Please work with your physician to review & deal with this, rather than automatically seeking another drug. ...Read more

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I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and I am about a week into it and for the part few nights i cannot sleep. Wide awake. Will this go away in time?

I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and I am about a week into it and for the part few nights i cannot sleep. Wide awake. Will this go away in time?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Possible if high dose or dose increase or taken late in the day. Review with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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My wife is on wellbutrin (bupropion) to stop smoking except she is having trouble sleeping for more then 3 hours. What can she do to help?

To stop smoking: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used for Treatment of Depression. It is not specific medication “to stop smoking”
It can cause Insomnia. Insomnia can also be due to Anxiety.
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
• Diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia
• Reasons for smoking-Stresses in life
Smoking cessation program
• Decrease dose of Wellbutrin (bupropion), and take it after lunch
• Therapy for stresses in life for coping skil ...Read more

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What can I expect from bupropion?

What can I expect from bupropion?

Better mood ?: If you are depressed, you may feel better. If you are trying to quit smoking it may help you quit. If you have adhd it may help your concentration and attention. Like other antidepressants it may cause side effects. If you are an alcoholic it may increase the risk of having a seizure. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: bupropion?

Bupropion: 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, & elevate blood pressure. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking my bupropion; what might happen?

I want to stop taking my bupropion; what might happen?

Stopping bupropion : There are no withdrawal symptoms in stopping bupropion, however whatever condition you have been using the bupropion to treat may recur or intensify. Sometimes this risk is decreased by gradually decreasing the dose. You really owe it to yourself to talk this over with your doctor for the best results. ...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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Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) an 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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Is bupropion anxiolytic?

Is bupropion anxiolytic?

Bupropion is not: considered an anxiolytic medication. Sedating antidepressants often can have effect of reducing anxiety - whereas bupropion tends to be more stimulating. Increased anxiety can sometimes occur as a side-effect. However, some more recent findings are showing at least some anxiolytic affects of bupropion. ...Read more

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Side effects of bupropion?

Side effects of bupropion?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) side effe: Changes in appetite, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, nausea, nervousness, increased sweating, taste changes, insomnia, rash, vision changes, seizures at high dose. ...Read more

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Is taking bupropion and alprazolam safe?

Is taking bupropion and alprazolam safe?

Medication effects: Your Health is Precious!
Excessive use of Alprazolam or abrupt discontinuation following long-term use, may occasionally trigger seizures in patients taking Bupropion.
Reflect:
•Need for Bupropion and Alprazolam
•Stressors in life causing Anxiety and Depression
•Use of Alcohol
•To see Psychiatrist for medication side effects and interaction; Therapy for stresses in life and for coping skilsl ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol with bupropion XL ?

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Tramadol: Safe, as prescribed and on an as needed basis. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect libido?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect libido?

Yes And No: Many antidepressant medications can cause a loss of libido. Some estimate as many as 35% of patients may experience this side effect. Wellbutrin (generic bupropion) is an exception and rarely causes a loss of libido. Since depression itself can cause a loss of libido and by treating the depression with wellbutrin, one may actually improve their libido with wellbutrin. ...Read more

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How to wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) 400?

See below: In order to do that safely, you might want to discuss this with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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