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Is Xanax (alprazolam) and or wellbutrin known to cause TIA episodes?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) and or wellbutrin known to cause TIA episodes?

TIA or seizure: Abrupt discontinuation of Xanax (alprazolam) while maintained on wellbutrin could precipitate a seizure. It is possible that with its wear-off throughout the day that it could cause seizure-like events as well. Abrupt discontinuation of alcohol is also discouraged while on wellbutrin. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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My doc has prescribed me 1mg Xanax, (alprazolam) 10mg Lexapro and just added 150mg Wellbutrin XL. Is this allowed? Will this cause long term problems?!

My doc has prescribed me 1mg Xanax, (alprazolam) 10mg Lexapro and just added 150mg Wellbutrin XL.  Is this allowed? Will this cause long term problems?!

Medication effects: I understand your concern. Reflect on symptoms of Anxiety and Depression effect on your relationships, work and personal life; medication need for anxiety or depression; then discuss medication interactions, benefits and side effects; Therapy. Wellbutrin with Lexapro may increase the risk of seizures. Using Xanax (alprazolam) with Lexapro may increase dizziness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a Xanax (alprazolam) periodically while on wellbutrin?

Is it okay to take a Xanax (alprazolam) periodically while on wellbutrin?

Probably, but: There is some concern that individuals who take xanax (alprazolam) regularly w/ wellbutrin & abruptly stop the xanax (alprazolam) may increase seizure risk (esp if there is a history of seizures). Also, wellbutrin may reduce the effectiveness of xanax (alprazolam). Occasional use is probably not associated with any significant interactions. However, consult your doc since he/she is knows your situation best. ...Read more

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I am really shaky from starting wellbutrin and my extremely anxious . I stopped the med (just started 4 dyas ago) can I take a xanax (alprazolam)? Or is that bad?

I am really shaky from starting wellbutrin and my extremely anxious . I stopped the med (just started 4 dyas ago) can I take a xanax (alprazolam)? Or is that bad?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause agitation and shakiness in some people -- but so can benzodiazepine withdrawal. Please call your physician about your symptoms. S/he can make the best recommendations for you. Please do not take any medication which has not been prescribed specifically for you. ...Read more

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How do I safely taper off: 10mg lipitor, 20mg lexapro, 150mg wellbutrin & .5mg xanax?

With help: That is a very interactive combination of meds-changing one may affect how thee others work. You need help from a professional, who can change one --review the effects--then change the next most appropriate one. Usually a psychiatrist or family physician are the most appropriate for this. ...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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Can you tell me about hydroxyzine or Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety while taking wellbutrin for despression?

Can you tell me about hydroxyzine or Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety while taking wellbutrin for despression?

These are ?'s: that you should be addressing to the physician who is prescribing the Wellbutrin. Also, bupropion is an "activating" antidepressant and may increase anxiety itself, so your doctor needs to know this is a problem for you. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that is mildly sedating and is ok for very occasional use. Your doctor needs to diagnose WHY you have anxiety to best treat it. I don't like Xanax (alprazolam). ...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?

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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Took pepto bismol then propranolol and wellbutrin xl. I took Xanax (alprazolam) later. Why does my stomach hurt? I also feel kind of weird. :[

Took pepto bismol then propranolol and wellbutrin xl. I took Xanax (alprazolam) later. Why does my stomach hurt? I also feel kind of weird. :[

But why: I am not sure if you are taking all these because you have been prescribed or for other reasons. If your stomach is now bothering you please see your pcp. ...Read more

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I'm on trazadone, xanax, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and wellbutrin after the sudden death of my child. I've eliminated alcohol, but not marijuana. Is this dangerous?

I'm on trazadone, xanax, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and wellbutrin after the sudden death of my child. I've eliminated alcohol, but not marijuana. Is this dangerous?

Not dangerous but...: You r trying to adjust your neurotransmitters with your medicines--you r adding marajuana which is adding additional chemicals to the mix that may have an adverse effect. ...Read more

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My dr has me on low dose methotrexate, tramadol, Wellbutrin xr, buspar, (buspirone) Xanax and ambien. Are all these drugs safe together?

Comments: I would not be surprised to encounter drug-drug interactions here, which could enhance adverse effects, and even compromise intended efficacy. Not having a clue as to why you take any of these, I cannot advise further, but think you would do well to have an extensive discussion with your doctor about all of this. ...Read more

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Tried ssri/xanax for depression/anxiety, bad reactions. I heard wellbutrin (bupropion) works on different brain chemicals than ssri's. Can wellbutrin (bupropion) help?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin does work on different neurotransmitters than SSRI's - specifically norepinephrine and dopamine. That said, you mentioned using Xanax (alprazolam) in the past - and Wellbutrin does have an "activating" effect for many people. So, it's probably not the best option for you. I'd suggest seeing a psychiatrist to talk over all of the options available (sometimes dosing is the key). Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bupropion 150mg xl with Xanax (alprazolam) and esitalopram 10mg?

Medication Effects: I commend you for caring for your Health! Bupropion and Escitalopram are primarily for treatment of depression. Xanax (alprazolam) is for treatment of Anxiety. Bupropion together with Escitalopram may increase the risk of seizures. Using Xanax (alprazolam) with escitalopram may increase dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, effects of Medications, Therapy and Relaxation. ...Read more

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Can you take phenegran dm and Xanax (alprazolam) and hydrocodone, and then Ambien at bed with welbutrin and if not then out of those which are safe together?

These drugs: Individually have profound sedative (depressant) side effects. Ingesting them together would seem inappropriate under almost any circumstance that comes to mind. Clearly at least one of your physician providers should be consulted for direct advice. Thanks for your question! ...Read more

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I am taking 20 m Lexapro and 150 welbutrin with back up Xanax (alprazolam) for panic/anxiety. I'm still feeling lousy. Should i see a psychiatrist to manage meds?

Yes: Any time someone is treating with a primary practitioner and the results are not forthcoming, then it would be wise to ask for a referral to a specialist. This holds true for psychiatry as well as for any of the other medical specialties. The psychiatrist will perform a psychiatric evaluation to come up with a differential diagnosis followed by a differential treatment strategy. Best wishes to you. There are many fine psychiatrists in the milwaukee area. You should not have to look hard to find someone will get your symptoms under better control. ...Read more

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Been on Bupropion 300mg. Feel restless often and hard to fall asleep at night, need Xanax 0.5mg to sleep. Would Buspar (buspirone) be a better alternative?

Been on Bupropion 300mg. Feel restless often and hard to fall asleep at night, need Xanax 0.5mg to sleep. Would Buspar (buspirone) be a better alternative?

Buproprion: Buproprion is not a first line agent for anxiety. It is often prescribed for depression with fatigue. If not taken first thing in the am it can cause restlessness and insomnia. You can take buspar (buspirone) for anxiety on an as needed basis. But it doesnt take the place of a daily antidepressant. Xanax is not a sleep aid and is highly addicitive. follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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I am currently taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take vyvanse with these medications?

It may not be: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a well-known potential side effect of producing seizures (usually in higher doses like 450mg/day and in seizure-prone individuals) and Vyvanse may compound that risk. I am not a fan of alprazolam use in most people, particularly those with depression. Sounds like your depression has been significant, and perhaps you should consider a second opinion from another psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take a vyvanse with these medications in my system?

I'm taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take a vyvanse with these medications in my system?

Caution: You already have significant drug interactions with the 3 meds listed. Adding Vyvanse plus Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases risk for seizures. Vyvanse plus Lexapro increases side effects of Vyvanse and risk for serotonin syndrome. Review these meds with prescribing doctor. You need close medical supervision to take these medications. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. James Wilentz
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)

A condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms, such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes. The symptoms are similar to a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...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