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

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 more

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Wellbutrin (Definition)

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


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On bupropion & pristiq for dep/ social anxiety. Is therapy alone or meds/therapy combo the best route? Quit job cuz anxiety severe. Isolating & crying

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 more

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Whats the difference between bupropion sr and bupropion xl?

Whats 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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Please describe the medication: bupropion?

Please describe the medication: bupropion?

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 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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How long does it take bupropion to leave your system?

Bupropion clearance: The elimination of bupropion depends on how long you've been taking it, since the half life may increase to 21 hours with chronic dosing. It will take approximately 5 x 21 hours, or ~5 days for most of it to be out of your system. ...Read more

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What should I expect while taking bupropion?

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

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

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

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

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, ...Read more