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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) have fewer side effects than lexapro?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) have fewer side effects than lexapro?

Different: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not cause weight gain and it does not have sexual side effects. It does carry a small but increased risk for seizures and may be more likely to make anxiety worse among other side effects. ...Read more

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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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Side effects of Lexapro wellbutrin and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Side effects of Lexapro wellbutrin and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you stop taking your xanax (alprazolam) suddenly while taking wellbutrin and Lexapro you may make it more likely that you would have a seizure. You also may find operating a motor vehicle more challenging when taking xanax (alprazolam) with any medications. ...Read more

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On viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for about a month now, at a 20mg dose with wellbutrin. The side effects haven't lessened. What meds other than Lexapro should I try?

On viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for about a month now, at a 20mg dose with wellbutrin. The side effects haven't  lessened. What meds other than Lexapro should I try?

Small suggestion: Many of my psychiatric colleagues have shared experiences with a medical food deplin, which when added to antidepressants improves the effects and does not add side effects. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for OCD. We have tried Zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin, prozac. Side effects bad or did not work. Does Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) work for OCD?

What is the best medicine for OCD.  We have tried Zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin, prozac. Side effects bad or did not work.  Does Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) work for OCD?

SSRI's failed: So one SSRI may work when another does not. Keep trying. There is a new one called Brintillex which has much greater effectiveness in the reported studies. Also a Selegeline patch may prove effective. ...Read more

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What're the differences between Lexapro and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

What're the differences between Lexapro and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Differences: Lexapro is a serotonin specific reuptake inhibitor. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor. While both are antidepressants, ssris tend to be better for anxiety conditions than wellbutrin (bupropion). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is more effective for comorbid substance use disorders. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is very weight friendly, does not tend to impair sexual function, but has a somewhat higher seizure risk. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone be taken if lexapro and Wellbutrin (bupropion) are being taken daily?

Can oxycodone be taken if lexapro and Wellbutrin (bupropion) are being taken daily?

Medications: There is always a risk of adverse effect when combining medications. That risk is increased with narcotic pain medications (like Oxycodone) and mood disorder medications such as lexapro and wellbutrin (bupropion). It is very important to fully disclose all your medications to your physician. I would recommend contacting your prescribing physician for further instructions. ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more