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Can I Take Wellbutrin For Overeating
M 35, 160. took usual AM meds 40 prozac 40 pantoprazole 150 Wellbutrin (bupropion) 24 hr Claritin D. threw up 30 min later from overeating last night. Take again?
It depends: Ultimately my decision would depend on whether or not you saw the medications when you threw up. None of these medications are life-sustaining and therefore if you were to skip a day, nothing would happen. If you were sure that you threw up the medication, you could retake the Wellbutrin (bupropion). The others can definitely wait a day. ...Read more
Can I have 1 or 2 beers for my 21st b day n be somewhat ok while take ing wellbutrin (bupropion) 300mg n depoko 500 mg x2?
Not a good idea:
Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. Given the medication you are taking you would be putting yourself at risk and for what?
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes: No interaction, read the labels carefully, always ask when on multiple medications, there some web sites for drug-drug and drug-food interactions that can help you too. Best wishes ...Read more
Yes: They should not interact with each other. ...Read more
Yes: Although everyone is different and many individuals do not lose weight on wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) most do not gain weight. Wellbutrin (bupropion) did not obtain approval as a weight loss product as evidently the weight loss seen was not sustained. The fda then recently did not approve a combination of wellbutrin (bupropion) with Naltrexone, the Naltrexone was to help sustain the loss. ...Read more
Usually fine: The simultaneous use of these medications is common and generally safe. ...Read more
Medication interacti: There is no interaction between these two medications. ...Read more
Do not self medicate: It is not a good idea to take these two medications together without active supervision by a doctor. This is not a good issue for self medication. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Probably, but: There is some concern that individuals who take xanax (alprazolam) regularly w/ wellbutrin & abruptly stop the xanax (alprazolam) may increase seizure risk (esp if there is a history of seizures). Also, wellbutrin may reduce the effectiveness of xanax (alprazolam). Occasional use is probably not associated with any significant interactions. However, consult your doc since he/she is knows your situation best. ...Read more
Yes: You may safely take these together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do side effects with wellbutrin (bupropion) XL start right away or would it take a while to show up?
See below: In my experience, within the first few days. ...Read more
I missed my morning wellbutrin xl 150mg dose, should I take it (it is 9:45pm) now or wait until tomorrow morning?
Welbutrin: It would be fine to wait and start fresh tomorrow. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 300 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr once a day (2x150 in the morning)? My dr told me so after taking 150 daily for about a month.
YES: However this is a maximum dose and you should review the side effect profile with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
I'm take bupropion xl 300. I find an extremely wide variance in different generics of Wellbutrin. Is it something with the release causing problems?
Yes indeed: Generics do vary from the brand and from each other due to the way they are compounded which affects the ay the active ingredient is absorbed. ...Read more
Is it okay to take ginkgo biloba if I'm taking wellbutrin (bupropion)? I take wellbutrin (bupropion) in the morning could I take ginkgo biloba at night?
Potential problem: The combination is not recommended due to an increased risk of seizures. ...Read more
I am really shaky from starting wellbutrin and my extremely anxious. I stopped the med (just started 4 dyas ago) can I take a xanax (alprazolam)? Or is that bad?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause agitation and shakiness in some people -- but so can benzodiazepine withdrawal. Please call your physician about your symptoms. S/he can make the best recommendations for you. Please do not take any medication which has not been prescribed specifically for you. ...Read more
Can you take 200mg wellbutrin (bupropion) your first time taking it? Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause you to get confused on where you are at or not know where you are at?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): The normal starting dose for wellbutrin (bupropion) is 150 mg. Welbutrin at higher doses can cause an increased risk of seizures if you have had seizures in the past. Normal dosages for established patients would be 150 mg daily or 300 mg daily of the extended release form or sustained-release 150 mg twice daily. Its possible that the drug is causing confusion. It makes changes in the brains chemical pathway. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Ir immediate release is prescribed 3 times a day, sr slow-release twice, xr extended-release once a day. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion) SR: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is usually started at 150 mg once in the morning for 3 days and then increased to twice a day (2nd dose before 2pm to avoid possible insomnia). If used for mood, once a day may suffice based on certain studies. If used for nicotine dependence, 2x/day has shown to be much more efficacious. Please follow your doctor's order or discuss options with him/her before making adjustments. ...Read more
Are you asking: How long you need to take for a specific condition or are you asking how to taper off it. What is the condition being treated? Please clarify and re-ask. Thank you. ...Read more
2 weeks: Most psychiatric medication takes about two weeks to start showing any change in individuals. ...Read more
Variable: Though I have seen some people start feeling better within a few days, 2-3 weeks is a more reasonable expectation. It can take 4-6 weeks to see the full benefit. ...Read more
Wellbutrin (bupropion): You should always take your medications, including wellbutrin (bupropion) based upon the instructions provided by your physician. How close together one can take doses of wellbutrin (bupropion) depends upon the formulation of the medication, acute release, sustained-release or extended release. Doses of the acute release preparation, by label, must be taken at least four hours apart. ...Read more
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