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Is suicide/ thoughts of less common with wellbutrin (bupropion) or chanix? What if one lives alone, none to observe any changes?

Is suicide/ thoughts  of less common with wellbutrin (bupropion) 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 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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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?

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?

OD: Thats a huge dose, you can go into seizures or status epilepticus or have some other brain excitation side effects. Wellbutrin usually is cardio neurtal but at that high dose anything is possible including stroke, please call 911 or have some go to nearest er. ...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?

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?

Can you take adapex with bupropion?

Adipex: This is a psychostimulant with properties similar to amphetamine. Use with caution if combining with wellbutrin, (bupropion) due to excess stimulation & effect on cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Can you take l-theanine with bupropion?

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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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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Is relacore ok with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Relacore: Being a dietary supplement, i would cautiously use with any medications that would potentially lower the seizure threshold, such as wellbutrin (bupropion). Please talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Would sudden stop of bupropion HCl XL be bad?

Possible: All changes in use of meds should be carried out with your md's input and guidance. Sudden stopping of antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms especially if you are on a high dose. Stopping an antidepressant prematurely may trigger a relapse. Thank you for asking this important question. ...Read more

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Will bupropion and passion flower interact ?

Will bupropion and  passion flower interact ?

No: There are no known direct interactions between passion flower and bupropion. However, please talk with your physician if thinking of adding an herbal remedy. If perhaps feeling anxious on bupropion, your doctor needs to know that and adjust, rather than just having you try different things on your own. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is it okay to drink on wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is it okay to drink on wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Be careful.: It would be best to discuss this with the prescribing physician. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can lower the seizure threshold as can coming off of alcohol. As such, it is recommended to avoid the combination. ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Zyban (Definition)

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