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Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Talk to Doctor: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) like any other medication, can be overdosed. You need to counsel with the prescribing physician. He/she will give the information you need to understand your dosage. ...Read more

Bupropion Overdose (Definition)

The highest dose that should be taken in an adult is 450mg of wellbutrin XL which is a dose that would be worked up to over time. Overdose symptoms can include: rapid heart rate, feeling jittery, confusion, visual changes, nausea, vomiting, seizures, heart failure, loss ...Read more


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Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Not sure of question: Bupropion is used to treat depression & nicotine dependence. Works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. Because it is activating it is useful for patients with lethargic depression. Bupropion is not associated with weight gain or sexual problems. Overdoses are associated with an increased risk of seizures, changes in heart rate, fever, and breathing. Overdoses may cause coma & death. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

What are the tests for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Blood test: Wellbutrin (bupropion) will show up on special blood tests which look specifically for wellbutrin (bupropion). This testing will show the amount of wellbutrin (bupropion) in your system, so doctors will be able to tell if it’s consistent with normal prescription use or is at a harmful level. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Bupropion overdose?

Buproprion OD: The highest dose that should be taken in an adult is 450mg of wellbutrin XL which is a dose that would be worked up to over time. Overdose symptoms can include: rapid heart rate, feeling jittery, confusion, visual changes, nausea, vomiting, seizures, heart failure, loss of consciousness and death. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Wellbutrin OD: The highest dose that should be taken in an adult is 450mg of wellbutrin XL which is a dose that would be worked up to over time. Overdose symptoms can include: rapid heart rate, feeling jittery, confusion, visual changes, nausea, vomiting, seizures, heart failure, loss of consciousness and death. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

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:@[email protected]+6988 ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

What is the treatment for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

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:@[email protected]+6988 ...Read more

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How does zyban (bupropion) work?

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How does zyban (bupropion) work?

Zyban (bupropion): Is a form of wellbutrin (bupropion) which increases Dopamine & norepinephrine, which in turn elevates mood & lowers cravings for nicotine. ...Read more

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How does wellbutrin (bupropion) work?

How does wellbutrin (bupropion) work?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) selectively inhibits the reuptake of Dopamine and norepinephrine by neurons, so that more of these neurotransmitters is available at synapses. This may not explain the entire mechanism of action as an antidepressant or smoking-cessation aid, but it's the best we know so far. ...Read more

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How do you quit using zyban (bupropion)?

How do you quit using zyban (bupropion)?

Taper dose and stop: Dose is usually 75mg to 450mg. Cut back 75 to 150mg every 7 days till you are off completly. Hope you have managed to quit smoking. ...Read more

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Does it matter what time you take your bupropion?

Yes: For a single dose - take in the morning. For a split dose - take in am and early afternoon. Taking bupropion at a later time can cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Might not like this: Response but tanning is not healthy whether you are taking wellbutrin (bupropion) or not. There is no special issue about sun exposure on wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Can you half wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Can you half wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Well......: Officially you should not, however the mechanism with which wellbutrin (bupropion) sr provides sustained release would be maintained if it is halved without crushing. This is not the case with wellbutrin (bupropion) xl, it can not be divided. ...Read more

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When I stop taking zyban, (bupropion) what to expect?

When I stop taking zyban, (bupropion) what to expect?

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. If you have been using this to aid in smoking cessation, your cravings for tobacco may increase and the reward you get from smoking may increase. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can you tell me about bupropion?

Bupropion: Bupropion is an antidepressant that works on norepinephrine and dopamine. It is in a class of its own. Is the least likely of all of the antidepressants to cause weight gain or induce mania. It also has the lowest risk of sexual side effects. It is additionally approved for the treatment of seasonalmood disorder. If you don't recall if you took a dose you should skip it for that day because as much as doubling the dose can induce a seizure. ...Read more

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Do wellbutrin (bupropion) and weed have an interaction?

Do wellbutrin (bupropion) and weed have an interaction?

Wellbutrin/Weed: Additive effect leading to psychotic symptoms due to elevation of dopamine. Would certainly not recommend that. ...Read more

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What will 3000mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) do to someone?

It may kill them: See: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9140330

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Could you split a wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill in half?

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Wellbutrin (bupropion): In general, it is not advised to split or crush slow release or extended release meds. ...Read more

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What symptoms are associated with budeprion and bupropion?

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

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What's the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

What's the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

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

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What is the definition or description of: wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Non SSRI antidepress: Wellbutrin (bupropion) (buproprion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant/anxiolytic that works by inhibiting neuronal uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine (aminoketone). It is also used for impulsivity as seen in adhd and smoking.

Common side effects include xerostomia (dry mouth), headache, agitation, nausea, dizziness, constipation, tremor, diaphoresis, abnormal dreams, insomnia, and tinnitus. ...Read more

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Does it make bupropion 300mg XL ineffective if you cut it in half?

Does it make bupropion 300mg XL ineffective if you cut it in half?

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

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I discovered bupropion and was wondering what for thoughts mean on the med container?

Don't understand?: "for thoughts" doesn't mean anything to me, and doesn't appear on any prescribing information I have found for bupropion. So, I don't really understand your question. The only thing that comes close is a statement that antidepressants can increase suicidal thoughts, especially in younger adults and adolescents. Don't know if that is what you mean. ...Read more

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Good day, I am currently taking Wellbutrin 300mg as well as Lexamil 10mg. Can I swap the Wellbutrin for Prolax?

Consult doctor: It would not be a good idea to change your medications on your own. You should consult the doctor who prescribed the medications.
Exercise can alleviate mild depression and you should try to exercise regularly.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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) 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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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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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