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Is suicide/ thoughts of less common with wellbutrin or chanix? What if one lives alone, none to observe any changes?
Pretty Low Risk: Suicidal thoughts are a rare effect of both these medicines. I do not believe the risk is that much different between the two. However, the possibility of this side effect is low with both. You might want to let a few people know that you are starting on a new medication and to let you know if they observe you behaving in an unusual manner or having increased moodiness. Again, the risk is low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wellbutrin (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 ...Read more
On bupropion & pristiq for dep/ social anxiety. Is therapy alone or meds/therapy combo the best route? Quit job cuz anxiety severe. Isolating & crying
Combination: Research shows that results are better when psychotherapy is combined with medications -- in other words, medications alone will not give as good a benefit as combined treatment. Please ask your psychiatrist for therapy referrals, if s/he does not provide psychotherapy. If considering suicide, call your psychiatrist today. If in suicidal crisis you can also be seen in an er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bupropion XL be prescribed to be taken on en every other day basis in those cases when the lowest dosage is too high?
Bupropion: Also called wellbutrin 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took bupropion for five years or so, went off for 7 months. How long will it take to get back into my system and start working?
Aka Wellbutrin: Wellbutrin 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
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
Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more
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