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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

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

Transient ischemic attack (TIA), is 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