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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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Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Talk to Doctor: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) like any other medication, can be overdosed. You need to counsel with the prescribing physician. He/she will give the information you need to understand your dosage. ...Read more

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Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Not sure of question: Bupropion is used to treat depression & nicotine dependence. Works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. Because it is activating it is useful for patients with lethargic depression. Bupropion is not associated with weight gain or sexual problems. Overdoses are associated with an increased risk of seizures, changes in heart rate, fever, and breathing. Overdoses may cause coma & death. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Blood test: Wellbutrin (bupropion) will show up on special blood tests which look specifically for wellbutrin (bupropion). This testing will show the amount of wellbutrin (bupropion) in your system, so doctors will be able to tell if it’s consistent with normal prescription use or is at a harmful level. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Wellbutrin OD: The highest dose that should be taken in an adult is 450mg of wellbutrin XL which is a dose that would be worked up to over time. Overdose symptoms can include: rapid heart rate, feeling jittery, confusion, visual changes, nausea, vomiting, seizures, heart failure, loss of consciousness and death. ...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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Which is a better drug for my ADD more so to help me focus- wellbutrin (bupropion) or stratta?

Which is a better drug for my ADD more so to help me focus- wellbutrin (bupropion) or stratta?

How about the cause?: Maybe you're one of the few patients who's undergone rigorous neurological, neuropsychological, & metabolic screenings to really determine whether ADD is TRULY the right diagnosis for you. If so, then, the provider who made the diagnosis should be able to guide you to the better medication depending on your clinical situation. If you've not been screened PROPERLY then, NEITHER DRUG is good for you ...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 lose 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 wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Mostly: Wellbutrin (bupropion) interferes with reuptake of dopamine&norepinephrine(noradrenaline)in the central nervous system, thereby leaving these neurotransmitters to sit longer&stronger in the synapse between communicating brain cells, which enhances dopamine&adrenaline activity at the cellular level. That can treat depression, feed pleasure to help sex&bypass tobacco, improve adhd&cognition, lower weight, etc. ...Read more

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Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) say to not consume alcohol if there is no drug interaction?

Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) say to not consume alcohol if there is no drug interaction?

Product Labels: Product labels are designed to ensure that people who use the medication are as safe as possible, also some labelling is based on the class of agent rather than on specific information about the medication. So, you will find that the don't consume alcohol warning is on almost every, if not every, psychotropic agent. General experience is that a glass of wine at night is fine. ...Read more

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On www.Drugs. Com it says not to take wellbutrin (bupropion) if you have an eating disorder. Why?

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Eating : In eating disorders there is electrolyte imbalance & such can lower seizure threshold if wellbutrin (bupropion) at high dose is used, hence more chance of having seizures, although not very common. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin XL and chlorpromazine do they have a drug interaction should they be prescribed together what are the symptoms of a reaction?

Possible drug: Interactions. Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker, taking chlorpromazine plus Wellbutrin XL (bupropion)
may ^ risk for seizures & ^ blood levels of chlorpromazine. This doesn't mean that they can't be used together, ...Read more

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Will a rash from wellbutrin (bupropion) go away? As my body gets used to the medication? Rash is minor and I started about a month ago drug is helping depression

Will a rash from wellbutrin (bupropion) go away? As my body gets used to the medication? Rash is minor and I started about a month ago drug is helping depression

Wellbutrin (bupropion) rash: Please tell your doctor immediately about the rash -- it may be an allergic response that will not go away. If there's any possibility other factors are involved (new laundry detergent? Exposure to other allergens? Etc) it can be confusing. I would call my doctor today and not repeat wellbutrin (bupropion) dosing until you speak with your doctor or the on-call physician. ...Read more

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Should I have mixed my medicine with a synthetic weed called jazz kush? I am on abilify, lamictal, wellbutrin and effexor. I was dared to take a hit of synthetic weed alled jazz kush. This was at 4:30 pm and its now 11:15pm when I took the hit I felt di

NO: You are being treated for bipolar disorder, and regular cannabis is bad enough in people with underlying psychiatric problems. The synthetics can be very bad, including causing death, seizures and psychosis in many people. You don't really know what you are getting. If your doctor isn't aware of your drug use, he or she needs to be. If you still feel sick, stop typing and go to your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 1xday for past yr; it helped I still have lots anxiety despite my efforts to overcome doc added 10mg celexa will this drug help?

I'm on wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 1xday for past yr; it helped I still have lots anxiety despite my efforts to overcome doc added 10mg celexa will this drug help?

Probably: Well butting is a very good antidepressant, but may actually exacerbate anxiety. Celexa is good for both anxiety and depression. You are on low dose of both. Max dose of celexa is 40 mg. using these 2 meds together is not uncommon, but if celexa helps discuss with your doc possibly dropping Wellbutrin (bupropion) at some point ...Read more

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Took Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg this morning at 10:00AM. Have had bad anxiety, 10hours later. When will the drug cease effect? I also take Prozac and Valium.

Took Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg this morning at 10:00AM. Have had bad anxiety, 10hours later. When will the drug cease effect? I also take Prozac and Valium.

Medication Effects: I feel empathy for your Anxiety
Prozac is a medication for treatment of Depression. It can cause anxiety.

Valium is a medication for treatment of anxiety

Treatment of Depression and anxiety is Therapy, Medication, Breathing Relaxation, Visual imagery, Yoga, and Meditation

It is not advisable to add Wellbutrin (bupropion) when you are taking Prozac.

Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL can cause anxiety

See your Psychiatrist ...Read more

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

Is there a 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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Can I take Zofran for nausea if I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl every day for depression? I read online there was a major drug interaction.

Can I take Zofran for nausea if I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl every day for depression?  I read online there was a major drug interaction.

Drug interaction..: There is a drug interaction between Zofran (ondansetron) and Wellbtutrin called "serotonin syndrome." It means an excessive amount of serotonin in the brain. Can be quite serious. Please discuss with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) (450mg) for depression and Klonopin (.25mg) for anxiety daily. Is there a better drug for me? I'm concerned about memory loss.

I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) (450mg) for depression and Klonopin (.25mg) for anxiety daily. Is there a better drug for me? I'm concerned about memory loss.

SSRI?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is excellent for atypical depression & klonopin is used for anxiety. A Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor can help anxiety and typical depressive symptoms. It is something that you could discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Take geodon (ziprasidone) at night, wellbutrin, propanolol in the morning. Cansmoking pot or drinking alcohol harm me? I can't seem to find info on drug interactions

Take geodon (ziprasidone) at night, wellbutrin, propanolol in the morning. Cansmoking pot or drinking alcohol harm me? I can't seem to find info on drug interactions

Yes, can harm you: Yes, adding pot and alcohol to geodon, (ziprasidone) wellbutrin, and propanolol can harm you. The result can be a lot of sedation -- not to mention destabilizing mood and potentially driving psychosis. Discuss this with your own physician. Check it out with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more

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I just found out that I am 4 weeks 3 days pregnant. I was on wellbutrin, (bupropion) but stopped as soon as I found out about my pregnancy. Will my baby have any birth defects due to this medicine?

I just found out that I am 4 weeks 3 days pregnant. I was on wellbutrin, (bupropion) but stopped as soon as I found out about my pregnancy. Will my baby have any birth defects due to this medicine?

Not likely: The manufacturer’s pregnancy registry reported no increased risk for major birth defects among over 1, 000 pregnancies with first trimester exposure to bupropion. Other studies involving over 1, 300 pregnancies exposed to bupropion in the first trimester also showed no increase in the rates of birth defects when bupropion was taken during pregnancy. http://www.mothertobaby.org/files/bupropion.pdf. ...Read more

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What RLS drug is safe to take with cymbalta, (duloxetine) wellbutrin, pravastatin, zonegran, prilosec, aspirin?

What RLS drug is safe to take with cymbalta, (duloxetine) wellbutrin, pravastatin, zonegran, prilosec, aspirin?

Dopamine agonist : Very much you can use any class except the benzo, we usually start with Dopamine agonist like Mirapex or requip (ropinirole). ...Read more

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Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.

Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.

Yes: Antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotic medications are often combined to treat schizophrenia. The decision is best made by the treating psychiatrist and the patient. ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more