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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


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In essential thrombocytosis does the serotonin given off have an effect on depression? Also is it safe to take paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutrin, Ambien with et ?

In essential thrombocytosis does the serotonin given off have an effect on depression? Also is it safe to take paxil, (paroxetine) wellbutrin, Ambien with et ?

ET and depression: Et is not a contraindication to take anti depression medication . If your doctor thinks that you should be on ssri , from et-perspective , you should be fine it is not clear to me, however your statement regarding the serotonin and et . There is no relationship between et and serotonin. If your serum serotonin is elevated , your md should do a bit w/u to find out the cause of the elevation. ...Read more

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What's the best way to loose weight while on Paxil (paroxetine) and wellbutrin?

What's the best way to loose weight while on Paxil (paroxetine) and wellbutrin?

The same way: As you would if you were not on them. Eating sensibly, sleeping well and getting daily exercise. ...Read more

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Hello, is it true that the effect of Paxil (paroxetine) and wellbutrin both become less or insignificant by the time (work to limit time then not working in body).

It can happen with: Any antidepressant. We do not know why this happens. We also unfortunately do not have any comparative data on the antidepressants in this regard. Clinically i would say that I have seen Prozac last the longest without requiring change (unpublished data from my practice). We have two year data on Paxil (paroxetine) in this regard. When it happens, we augment or switch. Godt nytt år! ...Read more

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If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

Anxiety/ depression: Paxil (paroxetine) (SSRI) may help with anxiety/ depression and as a result may also improve insomnia. Wellbutrin is not used for insomnia. It is used to treat atypical depression. Although it is not FDA approved for anxiety - recently it is is coming to light that it may help to reduce some anxious sxs. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist put me on [paxil cr 12.5, wellbutrin (bupropion) 150, clomipramine 50mg, laxoberon] all od. My anxiety attacks gettin worse.Any advise to stop panic plz?

Psychiatrist put me on [paxil cr 12.5, wellbutrin (bupropion) 150, clomipramine 50mg, laxoberon] all od. My anxiety attacks gettin worse.Any advise to stop panic plz?

Unusual combination: Wellbutrin is unlikely to help anxiety at all. Either Paxil (paroxetine) (p) or clomipramine (c) would be sufficient for anxiety disorder, but usually at significantly higher doses. If both are continued as doses are raised, there is increased risk of serotonin syndrome and and of side-effects from just c, as p tends to raise levels of c. Laxoberon for constipation. Talk to your doc about this. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Depends: Any of those drugs may be useful under certain circumstances. It's important to recognize the drug is an adjunct to the primary treatment, which is long term psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?

Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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