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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a good antidepressants? Can it cause seizure if taken lowest dose? I tried mirtazapine for one month only helped to sleep

Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a good antidepressants? Can it cause seizure if taken lowest dose? I tried mirtazapine for one month only helped to sleep

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Is approved for & effectively used to treat depression. It is also used under the name Zyban (bupropion) to help smoking cessation. It can confer some risk of seizure, even at the lowest dose. The best people to determine the safest and most effective treatment for your mood are you & your treating doc. Schedule an appointment to review your tx plan and and discuss risks & benefits in your particular case. ...Read more

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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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Wellbutrin xl does not seem to be helping like I thought it would for depression, I'm already on Paxil, (paroxetine) what's a good antidepressant I can add to paxi?

Wellbutrin xl does not seem to be helping like I thought it would for depression, I'm already on Paxil, (paroxetine) what's a good antidepressant I can add to paxi?

We're not allowed: To recommend drugs on this forum, but there are drugs that "enhance" the effects of anti-depressants. See your MD for a list, because s/he will know more about what your specific medical picture looks like and can avoid trouble by just picking one or the others. ...Read more

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Is it alright that I take wellbutrin (bupropion) XL or white circle antidepressant with black letterings?

Please show: Your pills to your pharmacist for identification is you are unsure what it is. Please take antidepressants only as directed and written for you. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I take wellbutrin (bupropion) XL or whatever it is like a white circle antidepressant with black letterings?

What do you recommend if I take wellbutrin (bupropion) XL or whatever it is like a white circle antidepressant with black letterings?

Recommend what?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL is a white tablet with black lettering, so this may be the medication that you are taking.

I am not clear what you are asking, however. ...Read more

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Besides wellbutrin, (bupropion) what other antidepressants tend to be activating, rather than sedating, in nature?

Welbutrin is unique: In that its effect is mediated through dopaminergic system. Not all other antidepressants (ssri and snri)not are sedating. There is a new one out there that has a unique property than the typical ssris called viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). It is new and does not have that much track record. The company claims that the sexual side effect and weight and metabolic profile is better than the mentioned medicine ...Read more

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Can you use zyban as antidepressant and wellbutrin (bupropion) in smoking cessation?

Bupropion: Use one dose for both purposes (don't double treat with both zyban (bupropion) and wellbutrin). ...Read more

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Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Which antidepressant would you recommend for anxiety Lexapro or wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Anxiety medication: Lexapro and other ssri medications are considered first line treatment for a variety of anxiety disorders. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) while often a very effective medication for depression (and off-label for add/adhd), does not have a significant serotonin effect and therefore is not considered to be a great medication to treat anxiety. It does help with depression that can be co-morbid commonly with anxiety. ...Read more

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Should Abilify (aripiprazole) be combined with an antidepressant or snri or wellbutrin?

Can be: The addition of such drugs can augment the action of the antidepressant. Need to be cognizant of the side-effects of Abilify (aripiprazole) - sometimes addition of another antidepressant or mood stabilizer can be better. ...Read more

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Why did my antidepressants (celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion) SR) stop suppressing my appetite after a few years on them?

Why did my antidepressants (celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion) SR) stop suppressing my appetite after a few years on them?

Your body can: Accomodate to this medication side effect over time. Have you considered auricular acupuncture for healthy appetite suppression? ...Read more

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Can I take luvox for ocd and wellbutrin (bupropion) for antidepressant?

It is possible but..: Yes they both work in the body differently so in some cases it can be a good combination with Luvox (fluvoxamine) being effective for ocd and depression and Wellbutrin
being an antidepressant that works differently than the Luvox (fluvoxamine). However, they both can cause side effects and it is possible that in some cases they could magnify each others side effects. So you need to go slowly with the guidance of your doctor ...Read more

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Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures and other antidepressant don't? Will I get a seizure on this med if I have never had a seizure in my life?

Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures and other antidepressant don't? Will I get a seizure on this med if I have never had a seizure in my life?

Meds & seizures: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause dose-related seizures in underweight people (as with eating disorders) and those with seizure-prone conditions (brain tumors, avm, etc). Otherwise, you're unlikely to have seizures from wellbutrin (bupropion). Some tricyclics may also lower the seizure threshold -- nortriptylene may be less likely so. Very rarely, ssri's like Prozac may cause seizures -- not likely except in overdose. ...Read more

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How many mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used in conjunction with antidepressants to stop weight gain?

How many mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used in conjunction with antidepressants to stop weight gain?

Totally depends: On which other antidepressants are used, who the patient is - ie what other medical problems and medications she is on - and maybe even the style of the physician. The final answer goes to whatever dose is written on the prescription bottle provided to the patient. You don't want to mess with Wellbutrin (bupropion). It's pretty powerful. Also have to consider whether it is in the XL form or not. ...Read more

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Are antidepressant combinations really effective? I've been prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg, Lamictal 100mg and Wellbutrin 150mg, Should I be worried?

Drug interactions: Effexor (venlafaxine) and Wellbutrin interact to lower the seizure threshold. You need close medical supervision for this combination. Lamictal is not an antidepressant. It's an anticonvulsant and used as a mood stabilizer. Avoid alcohol while taking these meds. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Antidepressant for fiction writer: might wellbutrin (bupropion) be better than ssris because of less emotional flattening and more motivation/drive?

Depends: It's possible, but anything that treats your depression effectively would most likely help your creativity and focus. If you have bipolar spectrum depression, speak with your psychiatrist about lamotrigine. Also consider psychotherapy if you haven't already. This can really free up your writing. ...Read more

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Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?

Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?

Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read more

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I currently take antidepressants such as Prozac, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) and metformin. Can I take a fat burner with it with shredZ?

I currently take antidepressants such as Prozac, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) and metformin. Can I take a fat burner with it with shredZ?

It does not work But: Shredz contains green tea extract, Cayenne PepperExtract&Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid).It is rather expensive and there is no scientific study to support it as a fat burner or weight loss pill. The manufactures claim it wirks. We can not recommend it's use
If you still want to use it. Talk to your doctor if it is ok to use.
Only way you can loose weight and fat is by low carb, low calorie diet&exercise ...Read more

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Can someone not have any affective disorder, and being treated with antidepressants (prozac, wellbutrin, (bupropion) effexor) and have mania/hypomania?

Can someone not have any affective disorder, and being treated with antidepressants (prozac, wellbutrin, (bupropion) effexor) and have mania/hypomania?

It's been documented: Antidepressants are categorized as either ssri's, or snri's (at least the ones you listed). There have been documented cases of patients taking snri's and experiencing manic and hypo manic symptoms. These drugs are prescribed "off label" for a multitude of uses. If you are experiencing any unusual symptoms (mania, insomnia, etc)i would recommend you speak to your pharmacist and call your pcp asap. ...Read more

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I am taking a low dose of xanax (alprazolam) but lately feel depressed and crying. What antidepressant is ok. Tried both wellbutrin and prozac with bad side effect?

I am taking a low dose of xanax (alprazolam) but lately feel depressed and crying. What antidepressant is ok. Tried both wellbutrin and prozac with bad side effect?

Unanswerable: Xanax, (alprazolam) like all benzodiazepines, can increase symptoms of depression, although it is somewhat less likely to do that than other benzos in most people. This is a question for a psychiatrist or other mental health prescriber to answer, based on the kind of depression, its severity, exactly what side effects you had, how long you used them for and many other factors. Get advice in person, not online. ...Read more

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Witch is work better Ta add to paxil for low energy low sex drive wellbutrin or buspar (buspirone)? I tried many antidepressants but not work!!

Witch is work better Ta add to paxil for low energy low sex drive wellbutrin or buspar (buspirone)? I tried many antidepressants but not work!!

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Of the SSRIs, paxil may be the most likely to affect energy and sex drive. Changing to a different SSRI may be the first option. Both wellbutrin and buspar (buspirone) may help with the sexual side effects of an SSRI, but between the two, wellbutrin has more evidence and may also be more activating. Would caution if anxiety is high, regular alcohol use, or any concerns for seizures. ...Read more

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My doc gave me Buspar (buspirone) since 2 months now and it's not working. Also proved antidepressants like zoloft, efexor, cymbalta, prozac, wellbutrin, paxil?

My doc gave me Buspar (buspirone) since 2 months now and it's not working. Also proved antidepressants like zoloft, efexor, cymbalta, prozac, wellbutrin, paxil?

Antidepressants: What is your question, it is confusing. Have you been all the antidepressants you mentioned or would like to try. You should consult your psychiatrist and discuss your concern. ...Read more

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Any antipsychotics I can take w wellbutrin (bupropion)? Bipolar, ptsd, social phobia, agoraphobia. Wellbutrin's ONLY antidepressant 2 work. Panicky¶noid still tho.

Any antipsychotics I can take w wellbutrin (bupropion)? Bipolar, ptsd, social phobia, agoraphobia. Wellbutrin's ONLY antidepressant 2 work. Panicky&paranoid still tho.

Speak with doc: It is possible to take a variety of other meds, including antipsychotics and mood stabilizers along with Wellbutrin (bupropion). Speak with your doctor to figure out what the best choices would be for you given your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible that those with info kindly let me know if the antidepressant bupropion is avaliable in singapore?

Is it possible that those with info kindly let me know if the antidepressant bupropion is avaliable in singapore?

Ask your pharmacist: Pharmacists are often the best informed professionals about where in the world certain medications are available. Please ask yours about singapore. ...Read more

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My first antidepressant (citalopram) didn't work. What are the chances that adding bupropion will help?

STAR*D Study: 1. Make sure you give citalopram an adequate trial at an appropriate dose.
2. Augmenting with Bupropion may help in certain individuals. It was beneficial in about ~7-10% of depressed patients.

If you do decide on starting Bupropion, contra-indications include seizures and eating disorders.

I hope you start feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Does anyone know of antidepressant that doesn't have sexual side effects other than wellbrutrin or serzone?

There is also: Viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) which has a low incidence of sexual dysfunction, as well as pristiq. ...Read more

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Except citalopram and bupropion, which antidepressants are safe to be used on methadone? (looking for alternatives)

Except citalopram and bupropion, which antidepressants are safe to be used on methadone? (looking for alternatives)

Great Question: Methadone does have significant drug interactions. You do have alternatives. Effexor, Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Remeron are a few. Talk with your doctor and keep an open mind. It may require an adjustment in your methadone dose. Some people do experience drowsiness when combining other meds to their methadone. Best wishes! ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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