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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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Is wellbutrin/bupropion an effective treatment for adhd?

Is wellbutrin/bupropion an effective treatment for adhd?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): In few cases where there is intolerance or contraindication to use of stimulants, yes. At times it can also be used to supplement other meds., off-label. ...Read more

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How effective are wellbutrin (bupropion) and electroconvulsive therapy?

How effective are wellbutrin (bupropion) and electroconvulsive therapy?

Weigh risks/benefits: Unfortunately, giving you statistics won't be meaningful in the end. There are numbers for acute & chronic treatment w/ varying rates of remission, relapse, and readmission to inpatient services for unipolar depression, bipolar depression, and other illnesses. Some people swear by it. Others are underwhelmed. May be worth at least a trial run. Safely done w/ sedation. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be very useful ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

What is the treatment for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Bupropion O/D tx: 1. Seizures may require benzodiazapines, barbiturate or propofol. 2. Hypotension – use fluids & pressors. 3. Ventricular dysrhythmias – sodium bicarbonate or lidocaine. 4. Maintain an airway. REF: https://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a? dbs+hsdb:@[email protected]+6988 ...Read more

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Is it good to combine Prozac with wellbutrin (bupropion) for treatment of depression?

Is it good to combine Prozac with wellbutrin (bupropion) for treatment of depression?

May be: Wellbutin blocks the uptake of norepinephrine & Dopamine while Prozac (fluoxetine) is a ssris so they effect different neurotransmitters & may work 4 u. ...Read more

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Do doctors discontinue wellbutrin (bupropion) if joint pain starts in the first week of treatment?

Do doctors discontinue wellbutrin (bupropion) if joint pain starts in the first week of treatment?

Not typically: Joint pain is not a typical side effect of wellbutrin (bupropion). Symptoms like joint pain can be evaluated and treated by primary care docs. ...Read more

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I am currently taking klonopin (2, 5mg day), ritalin (35mg/day), Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL (300mg) and Tegretol CR (400mg) and I'm not sure about my treatment.?

I am currently taking klonopin (2, 5mg day), ritalin (35mg/day), Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL (300mg) and Tegretol CR (400mg) and I'm not sure about my treatment.?

Medication question: Talk to the prescribing doctor. If you feel the medication is not working, then there are other choices, based on the classifications of the medicine, since I don't have your diagnosis. If your questions are about the medications themselves, then ask your doctor to explain. ...Read more

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Due to treatment of Dr. From GAD & SAD, I am doing well with combo (60mg Prozac+150mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL)daily morning, Is this combo safe use without harms?

Med tx: This combination is commonly used. Of course there is potential for side effects with all medications. Combining these two medications can help address problems with serotonin, norepinephrine & dopamine. ...Read more

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Take treatment for GAD by Prozac 40 mg, my GP wants add either Buspar (buspirone) or Wellbutrin to encounter side effects of Prozac, which the safe and ideal combo?

Buspirone: You may want to talk to your doc about a psychiatry referral since it sounds like (a)he may be in over their head. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug, but both Prozac and Wellbutrin (bupropion) can potentially exacerbate anxiety. There are many other potential options if Buspirone is not beneficial, but I would not abandon it before max dose of 60 mg/d. It should be taken 3-4 times dailu ...Read more

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I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin for panic disorder. What other treatments are best besides medications?

Talk therapy: Even with medication, I think it is a very goo idea to do some cbt talk therapy. That can help you feel more skilled (less helpless) in moderating or avoiding attacks. You may not need the meds if you are successful. Also meditation and certain exercise programs can be a good support for correcting this disorder. I'm impressed by your interest in self-management. I bet you'll do well. ...Read more

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I shoplift everyday. I take gabitril & Zoloft & wellbutrin (bupropion). Should I have therapy?

I shoplift everyday. I take gabitril & Zoloft & wellbutrin (bupropion). Should I have therapy?

Moat likely: Shoplifting everyday is eventually going to lead to legal problems regardless how good you are at it. With tgat said, there is no medication that specifically treats kleptomania. Meds are prescribed in the hopes of decreasing the compulsive behavior at best. Consequently, getting therapy and beginning treatment is probably your best bet in terms of making personal change. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed with adhd. Am in therapy. Cant use stimulants due to past abuse, wellbutrin/zoloft isn't helping, will I ever find something that works?

Got diagnosed with adhd. Am in therapy. Cant use stimulants due to past abuse, wellbutrin/zoloft isn't helping, will I ever find something that works?

Pills are not skills: Agree w/med options listed by other docs, esp. Guanfacine (intuniv) & atomoxetine (strattera), but since these don't work as quickly as pscyhostimulants, patience is an important part of finding med (s) that is/are right for you (though patience is not easy for people w/adhd, of course). Further, no meds will cure adhd, so cbt for adhd & building coping skills is important too. ...Read more

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Why do I think I am going to have an attack...Panic or anxiety everyday? I seek therapy and take sertraline and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Why do I think I am going to have an attack...Panic or anxiety everyday? I seek therapy and take sertraline and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

See below: Would describe this to your treating psychiatrist. The worry that one might have a panic attack is a common feature of panic disorder. See if the following fits your symptoms. Adjusting your treatment might help.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001922/. ...Read more

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I am talking wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg for anxiety (gad) is this a good medication for anxiety also on therapy?

I am talking wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg for anxiety (gad) is this a good medication for anxiety also on therapy?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a: Great medicine for atypical depression. However, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are often the first go -to medications for anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Bdd evaluation and treatment options? Thank you

Bdd evaluation and treatment options? Thank you

Clinical Provider: Bdd or body dysmorphic disorder can be evaluated by any competent mental health provider. However it it not particularly well known even though it is thought to be fairly common. Seek someone with prior experience or familiar with it. Cbt seems to be most helpful for treatment and perhaps meds if very severe. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bupropion overdose?

Bupropion O/D tx: 1. Seizures may require benzodiazapines, barbiturate or propofol. 2. Hypotension – use fluids & pressors. 3. Ventricular dysrhythmias – sodium bicarbonate or lidocaine. 4. Maintain an airway. REF: https://toxnet. Nlm. Nih. Gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a? dbs+hsdb:@[email protected]+6988 ...Read more

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Why hasn't there been any major studies on bupropion in the treatment of adult adhd? Will it ever get approved for adult adhd?

Why hasn't there been any major studies on bupropion in the treatment of adult adhd? Will it ever get approved for adult adhd?

Because it's generic: Most of the money for large scale studies come from drug companies who are hoping to profit from finding a new indication for a drug. Once a drug is generic, that motivation is gone. There have been many small studies showing that bupropion can be effective for adults with adhd, and many psychiatrists and other doctors treating adhd, including me, will use it in patients with adhd + depression. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 100mg?

Depends.: That would depend on what the wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is prescribed to treat. Wellbutrin (bupropion) sustained release would generally be used to treat depression, however it is also used for smoking cessation (zyban) and off label for adhd and substance use disorders. We also add it to other antidepressants to try and reverse sexual dysfunction. 100 mgs daily would be the lowest dose of that form of the medication. ...Read more

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How effective is Wellbutrin (bupropion) for treating depression?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Works for some, especially for depression with low energy. ...Read more

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Is name brand wellbutrin XL more effective than generic (bupropion)? Taking generic but too many side effects and little effect on mood after 4 weeks.

Is name brand wellbutrin XL more effective than generic (bupropion)? Taking generic but too many side effects and little effect on mood after 4 weeks.

For some, yes: For all medicines sold in the us, the fda requires that the active ingredient in wellbutrin (bupropion) be equally present in brand name and generic products. However, each generic manufacturer might use different fillers or dyes in its formulation. Pharmacies buy generics in quantity, and might change suppliers from month to month. Some (not all) patients notice differences in their results. ...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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What are treatments for body dysmorphic disorder?

What are treatments for body dysmorphic disorder?

Involved: Treatment is very involved and usually requires mult-disiplinary teams dealing with the physical, emotional, psycho-social aspects of the disorder. Start with an lpc and follow advice, lpc will probably recommend pscychological testing and referall to psychiatry and other healthcare professions dependent upon how much it is affecting quality of life. ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety?

How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety?

Only if depressed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, and is also used to help people stop smoking (reduces craving). It has no direct effect on anxiety. However, anxiety is a common symptom of depression. If a person takes Wellbutrin for depression, their anxiety may decrease along with other depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and now feel lightheaded. How can I cure this feeling?

Give it time: If you just started it, this kind of side effect is usually temporary. If it lasts more than a few days to a week and it is bad enough to concern you, it may be time to consider an alternative antidepressaant. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) effective to help to stop smoking?

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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) effective to help to stop smoking?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): In some, yes, used as zyban, (bupropion) along with smoking sessation program. ...Read more

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Taking Wellbutrin and Effexor (venlafaxine).I have Ativan on hand as a in case of emergency however I don't find it effective. Are there alternatives I can ask for?

Taking Wellbutrin and Effexor (venlafaxine).I have Ativan on hand as a in case of emergency however I don't find it effective. Are there alternatives I can ask for?

Review w/ prescriber: Venlafaxine can increase risk of Wellbutrin (bupropion) such as rare risk of seizures; combo requires close monitoring. This limits dose of Wellbutrin and thus possibility of achieving sufficient dose to address condition. Prescriber may review your current symptom status and develop a more effective regimen. Non-med anxiety management measures can be very helpful addition. Best regards for relief ...Read more

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I have tried many SSRI, tricyclics, benzos, bupropion, trazodone, bupropion, seroquel, and therapy, but my anxiety hasn't improved, do you know why?

I have tried many SSRI, tricyclics, benzos, bupropion, trazodone, bupropion, seroquel, and therapy, but my anxiety hasn't improved, do you know why?

Wow: To much medicine! You need to talk to your doctor have a referral for a therapist and start talking to find your inner issues. Sounds like you have a lot bottled up. Need to get it all out ...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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How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?

How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?

That is quite: Individual. Each person responds differently to medications and medication combinations. It can't be exactly predicted how well you will respond to one of the medication regimens compared to the other when treating your depression and borderline personality disorder. Take care. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri, and does this combo prove effective in treating anxiety and depression?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) may not curb the sexual and weight related side effects of an ssri. Wellbutrin (bupropion) does target different neurotransmitters than an ssri, and may offer additional benefit in depression. There are certain ssri's, including citalopram and escitalopram, which are often effective in depression with anxiety. ...Read more

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Except citalopram and bupropion which antidepressants are safe to use on methadone therapy?

Except citalopram and bupropion which antidepressants are safe to use on methadone therapy?

Many: None are absolute contraindications. The interactions that your doctor might be concerned about would be sedation orthostatic (standing up) effects, and EKG effects. And there is the question of what other medicines or drugs you are taking. Typically potentially interactions are handled by using low doses, and incrementing slowly. It would be a quetion picking the best for you. ...Read more

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After trying wellbutrin, (bupropion) which would you use for binge eating. Vyvanse or prozac? Which is safer and more effective?

After trying wellbutrin, (bupropion) which would you use for binge eating. Vyvanse or prozac? Which is safer and more effective?

Stop a minute: It's unlikely that a medication is going to help with binge eating. Your doctor may have decided that there are anxiety or depression issues inclining you to binge eating. In that case, have a discussion with him and see what she says about his thinking. My gut reaction is neither, but I've not seen you. Talk with your doc! ...Read more

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On bupropion & pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for dep/ social anxiety. Is therapy alone or meds/therapy combo the best route? Quit job cuz anxiety severe. Isolating & crying

On bupropion & pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for dep/ social anxiety. Is therapy alone or meds/therapy combo the best route? Quit job cuz anxiety severe. Isolating & crying

Combination: Research shows that results are better when psychotherapy is combined with medications -- in other words, medications alone will not give as good a benefit as combined treatment. Please ask your psychiatrist for therapy referrals, if s/he does not provide psychotherapy. If considering suicide, call your psychiatrist today. If in suicidal crisis you can also be seen in an er. ...Read more

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Fiance has performance anxiety = no sex drive, yet sex dreams. Ocd type o, had exposure therapy and and is on Lexapro (escitalopram) and wellbutin. Any ideas?

Fiance has performance anxiety = no sex drive, yet sex dreams. Ocd type o, had exposure therapy and and is on Lexapro (escitalopram) and wellbutin. Any ideas?

I think that he has: To be motivated enough to ask this question for himself. It is fine that you are asking. He has had exposure therapy - has he done cognitive behavioral therapy? This can be an excellent form of treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) XL combo effective for treating ADHD (primarily inattentive) and major depression? Could this combo lower seizure threshold?

Is Vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) XL combo effective for treating ADHD (primarily inattentive) and major depression? Could this combo lower seizure threshold?

Yes and Yes...: Vyvanse is an excellent medication for adhd just as wellbutrin (bupropion) is and excellent medication for depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be assoicated with seizures and should not be prescribed to those with a seizure disorder or lowered seizure threshold. ...Read more

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Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr. Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr. Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Yes!: Bingeing and eating disorders are like other addictive conditions where one can nevertheless develop strategies to live a full and contented life. There is always the possibility of a "flare-up". The key sometimes is to be consistent with these strategies no matter what and to make the goal to binge less whatever frequency that turns out to be. ...Read more

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Definition)

A condition where one has unusually-shaped features, either from intrinsic abnormal development (malformation) or a normal form disrupted ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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