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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory?

No: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not affect your memory unless 1) you were very forgetful while depressed, and wellbutrin (bupropion) improves both your depression and your memory, or 2) you have a rare toxic reaction to wellbutrin (bupropion). In fact, wellbutrin (bupropion) is sometimes used to treat people with attention deficit disorder (add), and as such, could improve attention, comprehension, and memory. ...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


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Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) help for improving memory and concetration?

Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) help for improving memory and concetration?

Possible: Since depression can affect secondarily both focus and concentration, and will certainly impede memory, the Wellbutrin (bupropion) may alleviate most if not all of your issues. ...Read more

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Took bupropion for the first time today and I feel like im unable to focus and I feel like my memory is worse. Is this a normal side effect?

Took bupropion for the first time today and I feel like im unable to focus and I feel like my memory is worse. Is this a normal side effect?

See below: No such thing as a normal side effect but it is not uncommon. If not better in a week, I would consider stopping the med. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory? If so, does it cause permanent damage? I have been on it ~2 years and find my memory/learning impaired.

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory? If so, does it cause permanent damage? I have been on it ~2 years and find my memory/learning impaired.

NO!: Utrin is not a cause of progressive memory lossif anything it should improve memory by treating depression may be your depression is not fully treated see a specialist. ...Read more

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I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) (450mg) for depression and Klonopin (.25mg) for anxiety daily. Is there a better drug for me? I'm concerned about memory loss.

I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) (450mg) for depression and Klonopin (.25mg) for anxiety daily. Is there a better drug for me? I'm concerned about memory loss.

SSRI?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is excellent for atypical depression & klonopin is used for anxiety. A Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor can help anxiety and typical depressive symptoms. It is something that you could discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost memory and sex drive and energy?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost memory and sex drive and energy?

Maybe: Welbutrin is sometimes rprescribed to counter adverse sexual side effects of some antidepressants such as Zoloft (sertraline). I can not predict if it will give you more energy. Sometimes it causes decreased appetite. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling great taking 600 milligrams of buproprion. Is there a danger?

Unsafe: I am unsure of any situation where taking a supra-normal dose of Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be justified. There is a potential elevated risk of seizure (up to 5% risk) at that dose, confusion, and denovo hallucinations. Please revisit with your prescribing doctor or perhaps obtain a second opinion by a board-certified psychiatrist. Pharmacist can also provide info. Be careful! ...Read more

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Are toporol, its generic - metropol recalled. Also is buproprion and budepropian the same and both recalled?

Are toporol, its generic - metropol recalled. Also is buproprion and budepropian the same and both recalled?

Budeprione recalled: I'm not certain about metropolol, but budeprion xl, which is the generic (made by teva) of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl was recently recalled because it failed to meet the fda standards for effectiveness of the original, brand name drug. Generics of long acting forms of meds seem to be harder to duplicate than short acting ones. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bupropion O/D: Why did you over-dose? Are you hoping to die? Mild to moderate sx's may include ^ blood pressure, ^ heart rate, agitation, tremor, seizure, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, paresthesias & lethargy. Wellbutrin O/D's can be lethal. Please seek immediate medical care (and don't drive yourself). ...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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Is bupropion anxiolytic?

Is bupropion anxiolytic?

Bupropion is not: Considered an anxiolytic medication. Sedating antidepressants often can have effect of reducing anxiety - whereas bupropion tends to be more stimulating. Increased anxiety can sometimes occur as a side-effect. However, some more recent findings are showing at least some anxiolytic affects of bupropion. ...Read more

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What is bupropion used for?

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Bupropion: Wellbutrin is antidepressant used to treat major depression. Also, there is a brand of bupropion called zyban, which is used for smoke cessation. Another off label use is for adhd when stimulants are not indicated or not tolerated. ...Read more

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Is zyban (bupropion) effective?

Agree w Dr. Altman: Zyban when used in conjunction with a smoking cessation program can be very effective. ...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?

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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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect sex?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect sex?

It could: Wellbutrin (bupropion) usually has less sexual issues than the other antidepressants and can be used to help the sexual side effects of other drugs. That being said, the pharmacology of wellbutrin (bupropion) is complex and sexual side effects such as decreased sex drive, lack or orgasm and delayed orgasm can occur. ...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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What should I expect while taking bupropion?

Aka Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) 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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How long does it take for bupropion to work?

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Bupropion (Wellbutri: Like most antidepressants, 4 weeks & sometime up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

Depends.: That would depend on what the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is prescribed to treat. Wellbutrin (bupropion) sustained release would generally be used to treat depression, however it is also used for smoking cessation (zyban) and off label for adhd and substance use disorders. We also add it to other antidepressants to try and reverse sexual dysfunction. 100 mgs daily would be the lowest dose of that form of the medication. ...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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What is a generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

What is a generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Buproprion: Bupropion (aplenzin, wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) wellbutrin (bupropion) sr, wellbutrin (bupropion) xl) is used to treat depression. Bupropion (wellbutrin (bupropion) (bupropion) xl) is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder (sad; episodes of depression that occur in the fall and winter each year). Bupropion (zyban) is used to help people stop smoking. ...Read more

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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more