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How to wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) 400?

How to wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) 400?

See below: In order to do that safely, you might want to discuss this with your prescribing provider. ...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 do I wean off wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Ask Rx doc: It will be best to have your treating physician taper you off. He or she will decide, after discussing with you, if and when it is time to discontinue the medication and how best to do so without a relapse of your symptoms. ...Read more

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If you don't wean off of wellbutrin (bupropion) slowly can it trigger mania?

No: Mania, when triggered by an antidepressant, happens by being on it and being at risk for having bipolar disorder. It does not happen from stopping the antidepressant. Some antidepressants can cause withdrawal-related side effects if they are stopped suddenly. However, I'm not aware of any such side effects from wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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How can I wean myself from wellbutrin (bupropion) 150xl? Have only been on it for 2 months. I can't sleep and feel jittery.

Over a week or two: There are no hard and fast rules regarding stopping medicines such as wellbutrin (bupropion). There is not a life threatening withdrawal syndrome. You can simply halve the dose, see how you feel for a few days, then halve it again, and so on. Be sure you are in contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any supplements that help with weaning off wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is there any supplements that help with weaning off wellbutrin (bupropion)?

None are needed: There are none that are needed. There are absolutely no withdrawal symptoms from wellbutrin (bupropion). Do not come off of that however unless it has been discussed with your psychiatrist or family practitioner. I don't know the details of your psychiatric history so I cannot tell you what your risk of relapse could be. It is not however something to be taken lightly. ...Read more

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On wellbutrin (bupropion) 200 mg sr for about 7 months how do I wean off? My hair is falling out...

Although most: Physicians I know tell the patient to just stop the medication - I have my patients taper off by 50 mg every 4 to 5 days. Please do this under medical supervision. Take care. ...Read more

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Good day, I put on Nuzak and Wellbutrin by my GP about 4 years ago due to depression. I hate being on it and would like wean off. Any advice please?

Good day, I put on Nuzak and Wellbutrin by my GP about 4 years ago due to depression. I hate being on it and would like wean off. Any advice please?

Weaning off: It is important to check with the treating doctor about going off or lowering doses of these medications. If you have been in remission and doing well, it might be possible as long as it is slowly weaned, one by one. Your doctor must guide you and plan it with you. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 300mg daily & 40mg of Adderall XR. My doctor wants to wean me off the Wellbutrin (bupropion) eventually. Is this because off an interaction?

There really: Isn't any significant interaction. But to be honest, why not just inquire with your doctor why the desires to taper you off of the Wellbutrin (bupropion). As you are better just going to the source rather than possible guesses. Remember to always be your own patient advocate and always make sure that you are key part of your own care! Best of luck. ...Read more

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My GP is weaning me off benzos too fast, having extreme rebound anxiety. Would Lyrica (pregabalin) be good support option, and Wellbutrin to reset GABA sensitivity?

My GP is weaning me off benzos too fast, having extreme rebound anxiety. Would Lyrica (pregabalin) be good support option, and Wellbutrin to reset GABA sensitivity?

No: Lyrica (pregabalin) is sodium channel blocker. It is widely used for both paroxysmal and continuous neuropathic pain conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy as well as trigeminal neuralgia and atypical odontalgia. Lyrica (pregabalin) has also been prescribed as a prophylactic headache medication, but has no anxiolitic properties. Talk to your physician for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Was on wellbutrin. Doc changed to Zoloft and lamictil. Bad mania. Zoloft gone. Added straterra & abilify (aripiprazole). Bad. Stopped. Now want help to wean lamictil

Was on wellbutrin. Doc changed to Zoloft and lamictil. Bad mania. Zoloft gone. Added straterra & abilify (aripiprazole). Bad. Stopped. Now want help to wean lamictil

New Psychiatrist: Sounds like you have had a difficult time recently. And that you don't have a good therapeutic relationship with your psychiatrist if you are seeking help in managing your own medications here. Change psychiatrists and find one that you can work with. Your situation seems more complicated than simply how to stop a medication. ...Read more

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What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

Beta blockers: The beta-adrenergic blockers are the most commonly used prophylactic migraine medications. Inderal, (propranolol) Corgard, Tenormin, just to name a few. They have longer half-life and more favorable side-effect profile. Take care. ...Read more

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How to wean off bupropion HCl XL 150?

Drop the dose: Tapering down simply means reducing the dose - so cutting to 100 mgm/day for a few days, then 50 mgm for a few days and then stopping but speak to your doctor about coming off. ...Read more

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How do I wean off of bupropion sr 150 mg taken once daily? I am also on Lexapro 30 mg. I have been on the buproprion for a few years.

Psychotropic meds: I would not wean off any of your medications without discussing with your prescribing provider first. Although most providers often just discontinue at a dose of 150 mg, some will have you wean to 100mg and then stop. ...Read more

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Off klonopin and welbutrin last week weaning clonazepam for one month now from 3mg per day to. 25 mg having severe ticks and twiches is this dangero?

Off klonopin and welbutrin last week weaning clonazepam for one month now from 3mg per day to. 25 mg having severe ticks and twiches is this dangero?

Can be!: Klonipin is clonazepam, so your exact schedule isn't clear. But most important: changes like this need to be carefully supervised by a psychiatrist. He or she will be able to guide the process. There can be withdrawal effects, especially from benzodiazepines like k (c). And, yes, they can be dangerous. Speak to your md right away. ...Read more

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My arnp has me on 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) 1x daily as well as bupropion HCl sr 150mg 2x daily. I'm reading they don't mix well? Should I wean off lexapro (escitalopram)?

My arnp has me on 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) 1x daily as well as bupropion HCl sr 150mg 2x daily. I'm reading they don't mix well? Should I wean off lexapro (escitalopram)?

Not sure where: You read that. Lexapro or other ssri's are often combined with wellbutrin (bupropion) to help people who have combination of atypical depressive symptoms ; typical depressive sxs or anxiety disorders. This is usually a well tolerated combination. I would not recommend coming off of this type of medication without discussing with the provider. ...Read more

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I've taken 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for 15 months for general anxiety. In June I was prescribed bupropion 2xday for weightloss. I want to wean off both. How?

I've taken 20 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for 15 months for general anxiety. In June I was prescribed bupropion 2xday for weightloss. I want to wean off both. How?

Agree: Definitely discuss with your MD how best to do this. If different doctors are prescribing the medications then you need to make sure that they communicate. Both should not be stopped abruptly. Both can be safely tapered over several weeks. You might want to taper one at a time so that if your mood changes you know what caused it. ...Read more

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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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Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) help with gad?

Yes: While primarily for depression, Wellbutrin (bupropion) can help with anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Is relacore ok with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Relacore: Being a dietary supplement, I would cautiously use with any medications that would potentially lower the seizure threshold, such as wellbutrin (bupropion). Please talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) before bed?

Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) before bed?

Yes but.....: It is stimulating ;sy make it difficult to get to sleep. ...Read more

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Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Talk to Doctor: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) like any other medication, can be overdosed. You need to counsel with the prescribing physician. He/she will give the information you need to understand your dosage. ...Read more

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Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Not sure of question: Bupropion is used to treat depression & nicotine dependence. Works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. Because it is activating it is useful for patients with lethargic depression. Bupropion is not associated with weight gain or sexual problems. Overdoses are associated with an increased risk of seizures, changes in heart rate, fever, and breathing. Overdoses may cause coma & death. ...Read more

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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

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Can I take wellbutrin with bystolic (nebivolol)?

Not advisable: Wellbutrin may increase serum level of bystolic (nebivolol) resulting in bradcardia (slow heart rate) or low blood pressure. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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