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Is it safe to cut a time release wellbutrin (bupropion) tablet in half?

Is it safe to cut a time release wellbutrin (bupropion) tablet in half?

Don't break these!: The active medication is contained in a special coating that permits delayed release of the therapeutic ingredients into the patient. Breatking these tablets in half will release the active ingredient much faster than intended, probably bringing about unwanted side effects. Just not worth the gamble, especially when the generic form, buproprion, is safe, easily available, and better priced. ...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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Will splitting my 300mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL in half be okay or does it affect the release time? I'd like to take 150.

Time-released pills : or capsules should not be split. If you feel that your dose is too high, discuss changing to WB XR 150 mg. with your psychiatrist. Reductions in doses of psychotropic medications must be done safely, with monitoring for symptom recurrence. I assume you took SSRI's in the past, not simultaneously with each other or with WB, as the risk of serotonin syndrome would be increased. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take wellbutrin and Effexor (venlafaxine) at the same time?

Is it safe to take wellbutrin and Effexor (venlafaxine) at the same time?

Two antidepressants: If prescribed by your doctor after one antidepressant for sufficient time produced only partial response. ...Read more

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For rapidly weight lose what medicines is ore effective Wellbutrin XL or Topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) can I use them same time or morning wellbutrin evening Topamax (topiramate)?safe?

For rapidly weight lose  what medicines is ore effective Wellbutrin XL or Topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) can I use them same time or morning wellbutrin evening Topamax (topiramate)?safe?

None Indicated: These medications ARE NOT meant to be used for weight loss and ARE NOT SAFEto be used for that indication. Rapid weight loss in itself is not safe. All medications have side effects, so should only be used when absolutely needed. If you wish to loose weight eat clean and exercise. If you are significantly overweight surgery may be an option- talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Buspar (buspirone) and wellbutrin together, at the same time of day?

Is it safe to take Buspar (buspirone) and wellbutrin together, at the same time of day?

Yes & Yes: Yes, they are often used together & can be taken at the same time. However, it is important not to take wellbutrin (bupropion) after early afternoon or it can cause insomnia. ...Read more

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I've been taking Prozac 10 mg for 20 years. Lorazepam 1 mg 3 times a day. Adding Wellbutrin (bupropion) is it safe?

These meds are ok: Together. Bupropion should not be taken if history of seizures. Bupropion may increase blood levels of prozaz so your prescriber will want to know if you experience increase in side effects. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take wellbutrin sr and Xanax (alprazolam) together daily and can I take them at the same time? I'm also worried about my seizures. Will i be ok?

Is it safe to take wellbutrin sr and Xanax (alprazolam) together daily and can I take them at the same time? I'm also worried about my seizures. Will i be ok?

Yes: Wellbutrin, is a commonly prescribed antidepressant, now gone generic due to age. Xanax (alprazolam) is also "well aged" and is available in the generic form Alprazolam wellbutrin, as is the case with all rx drugs, must report every possible side effect. Dont read the package insert and follow your drs advise. The combination should be fine and work well. My advise is to not read the package insert, . ...Read more

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I take seroquel 100mg once a day and wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150mg 2 times a day I am starting to take garcinia cambogia is it safe to take with these?

The only concerns: I could find are diabetes because it may lower blood sugars. There is a slight risk of serotonin syndrome because there is a slight serotonin effect with garcinia cambogia which is also present in your seroquel. Garcinia is often combined with calcium and potassium for absorption purposes so you need to bear that in mind. 65% of people who smoke develop depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) could help a lot. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin and topamax (topiramate) I have overweight 55 pounds. I need to loss weight ASAP. I have been depression and migrane.Can Use both of them same time?safe

Wellbutrin and topamax (topiramate) I have overweight 55 pounds. I need to loss weight ASAP. I have been depression and migrane.Can Use both of them same time?safe

Yes you can,: definitely. Very good combination because a common side effects of the topamax (topiramate) are loss of appetite, diarrhea, and weight loss. Also topamax (topiramate) is a prophylactic medication for migraine. Your doctor made a good choice adjusting your medications. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (Definition)

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