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I have been on citalopram 40 mg daily for two years. I am now prescribed Wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg daily as an add on. How long will it take to see improvement?

I have been on citalopram 40 mg daily for two years. I am now prescribed Wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg daily as an add on. How long will it take to see improvement?

Ask your provider: Always discuss this sort of thing w/ your provider. When a medication is prescribed - have a list of standard and additional particular questions. This is one to always ask - "How long should I expect to wait to see results?" Others are about what to look for positively and side effects to report. Withdrawal issues, things to avoid, things to do, etc. This makes you a wise consumer! Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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Can i retake citalopram if im having bad wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal? Was on citalopram before wellbutrin (bupropion)

Can i retake citalopram if im having bad wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal?  Was on citalopram before wellbutrin (bupropion)

Wellbutrinwithdrawal: I feel empathy for your symptoms of withdrawal and your desire to have relief. Do not be desperate; withdrawal symptoms will be less intense in next few days. Citalopram is for Depression. It is likely that you stopped Citalopram as it did not help. See Psychiatrist immediately for Diagnosis, monitoring of withdrawal symptoms; discuss gradual withdrawal; other medications, and Intensive Therapy ...Read more

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Took 10mg citalopram for 2 days. Thought it would help wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal. Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Apples & oranges: Citalopram works on serotonin reuptake receptors, while Wellbutrin (bupropion) on dopamine receptors. One will not prevent 'withdrawal' from the other. You really should not be doing this on your own but under the guidance of a competent psychopharmacologist. ...Read more

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Taking 40 mg of citalopram for 2 months now my doctor has me take 300 mg of wellbutrin as well . on them for 3 weeks. lots of side effects?

Taking 40 mg of citalopram for 2 months now my doctor has me take 300 mg of wellbutrin as well .    on them  for 3 weeks. 
 lots of side effects?

What side effects?: The combination of citalopram and wellbutrin is appropriate for a dual channel depression. Depending on your side effects (either serotonin or norepinephrine based) your dosage of one or the other should be lowered. Discuss with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Citalopram withdrawal 2 weeks after stopping feeling out of it and derealization, wellbutrin (bupropion) doing the same thing 2 weeks after stopping?

Citalopram withdrawal 2 weeks after stopping feeling out of it and derealization, wellbutrin (bupropion) doing the same thing 2 weeks after stopping?

Consult Psychiatrist: Withdrawal symptoms, may take more than 2 weeks to go away. Discuss with your Psychiatrist. Gradual withdrawal is more helpful than sudden discontinuation. Return of depression, should also be considered as a withdrawal symptom. ...Read more

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Hello I am on a high dose of citalopram 80mg for OCD, seen improvement in OCD not depression. Would adding Wellbutrin (bupropion) help?

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I am on a high dose of citalopram 80mg for OCD, seen improvement in OCD not depression. Would adding Wellbutrin (bupropion) help?

Need more info: Impossible to answer this question not knowing your medical & psychological history. Much better to talk it over with the physician who prescribed citalopram. ...Read more

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Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can i take citalopram again?

Feeling brain fog and derealization,  dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can i take citalopram again?

Citalopram is a good: choice for anxiety disorder. If you responded and tolerated it before you may experience the same. Discuss with prescriber to review past and current symptoms and med experience. Employ anxiety management strategies, reduce stress, develop relaxation/self-calming measures. The following is a good place to review: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/basics/definition/con-20026282 ...Read more

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Which is more effective: bupropion or Celexa (citalopram)?

Which is more effective: bupropion or Celexa (citalopram)?

Depends.: First, each person is different and one might be better for one person and not another. Second, Celexa (citalopram) is a brand name and bupropion a generic. In general Wellbutrin is more effective for depression than Celexa (citalopram), but it has no tranquilizer effect which Celexa (citalopram) does. Some generic bupropion is not as effective as another. ...Read more

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What's the difference between celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Mechanism of action: Celexa (citalopram ) is a antidepressant that works mainly on the serotonin metabolism wellbutrin (bupropion) works in the dopaminergic circuit . They can be combined for added effect or decrease of side effects of serotonin related antidepressants such as decresed libido. ...Read more

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Can celexa 40 mg and wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 be taken together?

Combination of meds: Yes, they can. However, it's best to reduce the dose of citalopram to 20mg. citalopram and wellbutrin (bupropion) are in different classes thus they have different mechanisms of action. You can liken it to cream AND sugar in your coffee. ok with one or the other but maybe better with both. I do not recommend taking Phentermine under any circumstances. pls make sure to discuss all of this with your provider. ...Read more

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Can i take jamp-citalopram 20mg and ratio -bupropion sr 150mg together?

Can i take jamp-citalopram 20mg and ratio -bupropion sr 150mg together?

Yes: Yes, citalopram and bupropion are prescribed together often and can be more effective in combination than either alone for moderate depression and certain other mood issues. Bupropion can also help relieve certain undesirable effects of citalopram such as sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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I have been taking 40mg of citalopram with 150mg of bupropion for over a year now. No more insurance. No more meds. Feeling awfuly dep what can I do?

I have been taking 40mg of citalopram with 150mg of bupropion for over a year now. No more insurance. No more meds. Feeling awfuly dep what can I do?

Get discounted meds!: Bottom line, try to get back on the generic versions of those meds & seek psychiatric advice through a free/little cost county medical clinic. Best discounted med service we have found for our patients is rx outreach. They provide 90 or 180 day supplies of many generics at good prices. Best of luck :) http://www.Rxoutreach.Org/. ...Read more

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I'm taking 20mg of citalopram once a day and bupropion sr 150mg once every morning, is it ok to cold turkey these drugs n if not how?

Cital no, buprop yes: Stopping either or both of these should be done in consultation with your prescribing doctor. There may be less drastic dose adjustments and alternative treatments to consider, etc. However, to answer your question, bupropion usually can be stopped cold turkey, while citalopram is best decreased gradually to avoid discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome. ...Read more

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Tried celexa, made anxiety worse, sister tried it, same reaction. She had success w/ wellbutrin (bupropion) said it works differently, could this help me?

Tried celexa, made anxiety worse, sister tried it, same reaction. She had success w/ wellbutrin (bupropion) said it works differently, could this help me?

NO: Usually people with anxiety D/O's are more sensitive to side effects. Antidepressants that modulate anxiety (Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not one of them) need to be started and up titration at much smaller dosages. I.e. Citalopram 50mg and in some people 2mg, then gradually medicine is tolerated better. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 75mg of wellbutrin, 10mg of celexa and 2mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) all at once?

Yes: It is safe to take those three medications together as long as the they were prescribed by the provider, and the provider who prescribed them is aware of the potential for interactions. As with any medications, if you experience side effects you should get in touch with the prescriber if they occur. ...Read more

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I'm on Depokate, welbutrin and Celexa (citalopram) in am. Have to have surgery and pills make me sick without food. Will I be affected if I miss just one dose?

 I'm on Depokate, welbutrin and Celexa (citalopram) in am. Have to have surgery and pills make me sick without food. Will I be affected if I miss just one dose?

Depends.: If you take these pills for mood, such as depression, you will be fine. If for epilepsy, specifically depakote, you need to take IV the day before and day after the surgery. ...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