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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

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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How long after stopping wellbutrin (bupropion) can I drink?

How long after stopping wellbutrin (bupropion) can I drink?

Wellbutrin, (bupropion) Alcohol: Commend yourself if you did not use Alcohol while taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) for Depression.
Did you discuss with your Psychiatrist for gradual withdrawal of Wellbutrin (bupropion), possibly 6 weeks to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
It gets out of system in about 7 days.
See a Psychiatrist if you have history of Alcohol cravings, hangovers, blackouts, anxiety, depression, paranoia and memory problems; Attend AA meetings ...Read more

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What happens if you drink moderately on wellbutrin (bupropion) XR 150mg?

Some risk: Per Drugs. Com Drug ineteraction Checker-
“Using bupropion with alcohol may increase the risk of uncommon side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, mood and behavioral changes, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and panic attacks.” There is moderate risk. ...Read more

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Just started taking bupropion sr 150mg in the morning and night. I'm used to drinking on weekends. Sometimes heavily. Am I taking any additional risk?

Well...: YOU SHOULD NOT BE DRINKING HEAVILY ON THESE MEDICATIONS!!!
And given that you just started I would not recommend drinking at all ...Read more

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Can I drink in moderation while taking 50 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Can I drink in moderation while taking 50 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Yes: That is a qualified answer-please have a straight buddy close by. This is usually a very safe drug with a glass of wine but not so much with tequila shots. ...Read more

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What happens when people occasionally drink too much alchohol on wellbutrin (bupropion)? Serious side effects? Thanks

What happens when people occasionally drink too much alchohol on wellbutrin (bupropion)? Serious side effects? Thanks

Seizures: It is not good idea to drink alcohol in excess with any medication meaning more than 1 or 2 drinks at a time. One of the potential side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) is seizures. Alcohol particularly alcohol withdrawal also can cause seizures. The potential for seizures is additive. ...Read more

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Can I drink a few beers if I am on 150 mg xl. I usually drink twice a year at most will consuming a few beers 5 hours before wellbutrin (bupropion) hurt?

Some warnings.: Generally drinking is not advised while someone is taking an antidepressant. Having said that however, it is well known that people on antidepressants can and do drink periodically. If you were on an ssri I would say definitely no alcohol. I am not recommending anything to you. I am simply telling you what I tell patients in my practice who are on wellbutrin (bupropion) but not an ssri. Limit the alcohol to one drink only, two at the max absolutely. Do not drink and drive with the combination in your system and remember that the antidepressant is still in your system even though you took it much earlier. Make sure you have a friend to drive you home if necessary and also to monitor your behavior in the rear event that there would be any change from one or two drinks. Do not drink any more than that however. That is the standard spiel I tell my patients. Other clinicians may disagree and I would be happy to hear their recommendations. None of my patients have ever been harmed by following those rules with the antidepressant you are on. ...Read more

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Can u drink camomile tea when taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and ativan?

Can u drink camomile tea when taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and ativan?

Yes: Drinking chamomile tea will not conflict with taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and ativan. It should be a pleasant and healthy way to relax in the evening. ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg of nortriptalyne with 150mg of bupropion X-R long term safe? Is this a healthy liver combo for someone who used to drink very heavily?

Is taking 100mg of nortriptalyne with 150mg of bupropion X-R long term safe? Is this a healthy liver combo for someone who used to drink very heavily?

Risky combination: Combining these medications may increase the risk of seizures, which may occur rarely with either medication. In addition, buPROPion can increase the blood levels of nortriptyline, which may increase other side effects. Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=440-0, 1734-0 ...Read more

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Can bupropion effects you if you drink alcohol?

Can bupropion effects you if you drink alcohol?

See below: Generally, It's not advisable to mix alcohol and psychotropics. I would also discuss issues with your prescribing provider as s/he is the most familiar with your medical history and any other meds you're taking. Stay well! ...Read more

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I was prescribed Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I'm under 25, have a history of anorexia, have a history of insomnia, and drink regularly. Should I be taking this?

I was prescribed Wellbutrin, (bupropion) but I'm under 25, have a history of anorexia, have a history of insomnia, and drink regularly. Should I be taking this?

Need psych Eval.: There are many variables that enter into which medication you should take. This includes your history with medication and of course the symptoms that you are having. Anorexia, insomnia, drinking regularly and taking Vicodin are a serious combination of factors. You need to discuss the medication and treatment approach with a psychiatrist who can do a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Just started Bupropion HCL 150mgXL. Confused about alcohol. It says don't stop drinking abruptly, also avoid alcohol. Can I have occasional glass or zero?

Just started Bupropion HCL 150mgXL. Confused about alcohol. It says don't stop drinking abruptly, also avoid alcohol. Can I have occasional glass or zero?

Carefull if Drinking: You may have an occasional glass of alcohol and it may be ok. But before you do that see what effect does Bpropion has on you. Alcohol and Bupoprion are both Central Nervous System active compounds and combining them may lead to unwanted effects. Buprpion may potentiate the effects of alcohol and may increase depression symptoms
That is why you are advised not to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) in the morning and drink alcohol at night? Will it cause a seizure? If I stop wellbutrin (bupropion) will I get a seizure?

Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) in the morning and drink alcohol at night? Will it cause a seizure? If I stop wellbutrin (bupropion) will I get a seizure?

Yes, no, no: Taking more wellbutrin (bupropion) than your doctor prescribes can definitely increase your likelihood of seizure, but stopping wellbutrin (bupropion) will not cause you to have a seizure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and Prozac together?

Is it ok to drink alcohol when taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and Prozac together?

Not good: First off, alcohol is a depressant so it makes it harder for the meds to work. Second Prozac (fluoxetine) can raise your blood alcohol levels as much as 50%. An occasional beer or glass of wine with dinner may be ok, but its best to avoid alcohol while contending with depression. And know that it may take much less alcohol than usual to fail a brethalyzer test while taking prozac, (fluoxetine) which stays in you 7-10 days. ...Read more

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When can I drink alcohol after discontinuing wellbutrin sr? I was taking it to quit smoking.

When can I drink alcohol after discontinuing wellbutrin sr? I was taking it to quit smoking.

Give it 3-4 days: Most of the drugs take one or two days to get out of your body. So you should avoid alcohol for at least 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Is there a okay amout to drink alcohol while on wellbutrin (bupropion)? Is one glass of wine okay with it?

Is there a okay amout to drink alcohol while on wellbutrin (bupropion)? Is one glass of wine okay with it?

This is like asking: " Is it ok to have a little bit of rat poison? " Per Drugs. Com Drug ineteraction Checker-
“Using bupropion with alcohol may increase the risk of uncommon side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, mood and behavioral changes, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and panic attacks.” There is moderate risk. Ref: ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol occasionally (very infrequently) while taking Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion)? Effects?

Is it okay to drink alcohol occasionally (very infrequently) while taking Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion)? Effects?

Alcohol & prozac (fluoxetine)?: Typically, if ones use is truly & honestly limited, it may be alright to consume a small amount of alcohol. Alcohol does have pronounced effects on mood & anxiety, however, so if ur just beginning treatment, it may be tough to tell if your meds are working as they should be with alcohol in the picture. I would confer with your prescribing doc, and abstain until you've discussed w/ him/her. Be well ...Read more

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I take Wellbutrin for depression and Vistaril for anxiety. I enjoy drinking yogi tea, I was wondering if it is safe to drink the Kava stress relieftea?

I take Wellbutrin for depression and Vistaril for anxiety. I enjoy drinking yogi tea, I was wondering if it is safe to drink the Kava stress relieftea?

Understand: Understand that Kava is a tranquilizer/sedative: it will make you sleepy. Added to your other meds you could be dopey and accident-prone. Do not drive or work around machinery if you use it. ...Read more

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Take geodon (ziprasidone) at night, wellbutrin, propanolol in the morning. Cansmoking pot or drinking alcohol harm me? I can't seem to find info on drug interactions

Take geodon (ziprasidone) at night, wellbutrin, propanolol in the morning. Cansmoking pot or drinking alcohol harm me? I can't seem to find info on drug interactions

Yes, can harm you: Yes, adding pot and alcohol to geodon, (ziprasidone) wellbutrin, and propanolol can harm you. The result can be a lot of sedation -- not to mention destabilizing mood and potentially driving psychosis. Discuss this with your own physician. Check it out with your pharmacist also. ...Read more

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Anniversary coming up, would like 2 drink 1 glass of wine but I'm on 150mgs wellbutrin (bupropion) SR daily&neurontin&trileptal. Would just 1 glass b 2 dangerous?

Talk to your doctor: Combining your medication with alcohol can have an additive sedating effect. For instance, having one glass of wine may be the equivalent of having two or three. Please do not drink and drive. Talk to your doctor about their specific recommendations. I tend to advise my patients against the use of alcohol. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol if I'm on Coumadin, wellbutrin (bupropion), and zoloft?

Can I drink alcohol if I'm on Coumadin, wellbutrin (bupropion), and zoloft?

Recommend: Against use of alcohol with this combination of medications. It would be taking unnecessary risks. ...Read more

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I will start taking bupropion to help stop smoking, I'm a heavy drinker and smoker will reducing and or stop drinking cause a seizure?

Alcohol withdrawal: Stopping heavy alcohol use can be a risk for seizures as is bupropion in individuals at risk for seizures. I would suggest detoxing from alcohol first then addressing the smoking. There are other risks to stopping alcohol such as permanent memory loss (weinicke korsokoff syndrome) which can be prevented with thiamine. Be honest with your MD about the amount of alcohol used to make tx plan. ...Read more

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My morher wanna drink a juice 1 red beet, 1 apple, 2 carrots e.d.But she drinking sertaline 100mg, quetiapine 300mg, Bupropion XL 150mg, pravastatin 40mg.

My morher wanna drink a juice 1 red beet, 1 apple, 2 carrots e.d.But she drinking sertaline 100mg, quetiapine 300mg, Bupropion XL 150mg, pravastatin 40mg.

OK on veggie-ade: The healthy drink should be fine unless she's allergic, morbidly obese or diabetic and needs to watch overall sugar intakes. In any case, she's on a lot of medications that should be reviewed periodically - at that time the Dr can also approve the drink, but it sounds fine. Best! ...Read more

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