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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. Byron Law-Yone
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Suicide (Definition)

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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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?

Buproprion: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an NDRI (norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor), and is referred to as an atypical antidepressant. If you have specific concerns about this medication, please repost your question. Hope this is helpful. Take care ...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

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


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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