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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Taking Wellbutrin And Celexa

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Dr. Edward Workman Dr. Workman
Pain Management
years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Taking 40 mg of citalopram for 2 months now my doctor has me take 300 mg of wellbutrin as well. On them for 3 weeks. Lots of side effects?

Taking 40 mg of citalopram for 2 months now my doctor has me take 300 mg of wellbutrin as well. On them for 3 weeks. Lots of side effects?

What side effects?: The combination of citalopram and wellbutrin is appropriate for a dual channel depression. Depending on your side effects (either serotonin or norepinephrine based) your dosage of one or the other should be lowered. Discuss with your prescriber.

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Srur Dr. Srur
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
University of Nice U.F.R. of Medicine
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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

To some degree: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) in most cases, either decreases appetite or has no effect on it. The most important way to avoid weight gain is a healthy balanced diet and exercise. Celexa may increase appetite but it is the number of calories consumed and not spent daily is what causes the weight gain.

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff Dr. Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
years in practice
Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine
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What's the difference between celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

What's the difference between celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Mechanism of action: Celexa (citalopram) is a antidepressant that works mainly on the serotonin metabolism wellbutrin (bupropion) works in the dopaminergic circuit. They can be combined for added effect or decrease of side effects of serotonin related antidepressants such as decresed libido.

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Dr. Lisa Piccione Dr. Piccione
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Can celexa 40 mg and wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 be taken together?

Combination of meds: Yes, they can. However, it's best to reduce the dose of citalopram to 20mg. Citalopram and wellbutrin (bupropion) are in different classes thus they have different mechanisms of action. You can liken it to cream AND sugar in your coffee. Ok with one or the other but maybe better with both. I do not recommend taking Phentermine under any circumstances. Pls make sure to discuss all of this with your provider.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Imad Khreim Dr. Khreim
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Tried celexa, made anxiety worse, sister tried it, same reaction. She had success w/ wellbutrin (bupropion) said it works differently, could this help me?

Tried celexa, made anxiety worse, sister tried it, same reaction. She had success w/ wellbutrin (bupropion) said it works differently, could this help me?

NO: Usually people with anxiety D/O's are more sensitive to side effects. Antidepressants that modulate anxiety (Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not one of them) need to be started and up titration at much smaller dosages. I.e. Citalopram 50mg and in some people 2mg, then gradually medicine is tolerated better. Good luck and feel better.

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Mike Moore Dr. Moore
Family Medicine
68 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Is it safe to take 75mg of wellbutrin, 10mg of celexa and 2mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) all at once?

Is it safe to take 75mg of wellbutrin, 10mg of celexa and 2mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) all at once?

Yes: It is safe to take those three medications together as long as the they were prescribed by the provider, and the provider who prescribed them is aware of the potential for interactions. As with any medications, if you experience side effects you should get in touch with the prescriber if they occur.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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I have Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Wellbutrin and celexa combo. Is it harmful? Fibro and depression

I have Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Wellbutrin and celexa combo. Is it harmful? Fibro and depression

I'd be concerned: Definitely discuss the combination w/ your Dr - ALL three are risky in combo w/ the others. On top of serotonin syndrome, the Wellbutrin (bupropion) in combo can cause seizures and other bad things. If needed, the risk may be necessary but if there are options, this is not a good one. Ask yourself, are you satisfied? A therapist might help you think it through.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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My doc has me on celexa and Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for my anxiety. Is this a good combination? I've read that Wellbutrin (bupropion) can sometimes increase anxiety?

My doc has me on celexa and Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for my anxiety. Is this a good combination? I've read that Wellbutrin (bupropion) can sometimes increase anxiety?

Work closely: This combo requires your provider to stay very involved since there is a higher risk for seizure side effects. But, if that's not a problem - it might be effective. Almost all psych meds seem to have as a possible side effect the very symptom complained of. It's a reason I urge trying talk therapy 1st - adding meds only if needed. Think about it, but don't just stop! Withdrawal's a real concern!

Dr. Carmen Kavali Dr. Kavali
Surgery - Plastics
21 years in practice
Mercer University School of Medicine
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Will I experience depression after a breast reduction? I have clinical depression, and I'm taking two anti-depressants (celexa and wellbutrin). I would like to have a breast reduction, but have heard that depression is common after the surgery. How likely

Will I experience depression after a breast reduction? I have clinical depression, and I'm taking two anti-depressants (celexa and wellbutrin). I would like to have a breast reduction, but have heard that depression is common after the surgery. How likely

Maybe: It sounds like you already experience depression, so that won't likely change after surgery. However, some women do feel a little "let down" after plastic surgery, during the healing process. It's good that you recognize that, as you'll be able to discuss it with your surgeon and be aware of the signs.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can I take 10 mg of celexa with 150 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for anxiety and minor depression?

Can I take 10 mg of celexa with 150 mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for anxiety and minor depression?

If prescribed, yes: If these medicines have been prescribed for you and you are being followed by a psychiatrist, you can take them.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Why did my antidepressants (celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion) SR) stop suppressing my appetite after a few years on them?

Why did my antidepressants (celexa and wellbutrin (bupropion) SR) stop suppressing my appetite after a few years on them?

Your body can: Accomodate to this medication side effect over time. Have you considered auricular acupuncture for healthy appetite suppression?

Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura Dr. Madrigal-segura
Psychiatry
50 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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I'm currently on celexa 40 mg and Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg. Is it okay to take valerian as a supplement for anxiety?

I'm currently on celexa 40 mg and Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 mg. Is it okay to take valerian as a supplement for anxiety?

Natural product: I assume you are doing well on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Celexa, in appropriate therapeutic doses. Valerian is a natural product used for anxiety but most of all as a sleep aid. I don't believe there is any incompatibility if you do well with it.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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I am prescribed 70 mg Vyvanse, 20 mg celexa, and 150 mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) 2x daily. The new Dr. I have seen says I test positive for meth. DON'T USE METH EVER?

I am prescribed 70 mg Vyvanse, 20 mg celexa, and 150 mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) 2x daily. The new Dr. I have seen says I test positive for meth. DON'T USE METH EVER?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) shows up: As amphetamine in urine screens. It's often written on a lab report as "amphetamines/methamphetamines" with a positive result's being above a certain cut-off number. You're on the maximum adult daily dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Please seek referral to a psychiatrist who knows its potential for drug interactions with Celexa & WB & is familiar with interpreting drug screen reports.

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Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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If I go off topamax (topiramate) will I gain weight? Haven't noticed it causing any weight loss in yrs. Was 149 lbs on it (&celexa)but now on wellbutrin which helps!!

If I go off topamax (topiramate) will I gain weight? Haven't noticed it causing any weight loss in yrs. Was 149 lbs on it (&celexa)but now on wellbutrin which helps!!

Likely outcome- no: Topamax (topiramate) may cause weight loss by several mechanisms, but it is not a very effective weight loss treatment. It appears you were not using it to manage weight. You did not experience weight changes with it. That helps predict the outcome. When you discontinue topamax, (topiramate) it is not likely you will gain weight.

Dr. John Moranville Dr. Moranville
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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?

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

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Could celexa or wellbutrin (bupropion) cause my period to be extra long I'm normally 3 days and its been over a week. I'm on bc also should I worry its miscarriag?

Could celexa or wellbutrin (bupropion) cause my period to be extra long I'm normally 3 days and its been over a week. I'm on bc also should I worry its miscarriag?

Yes & no: Yes, Celexa (citalopram) can sometimes causes changes to your menstrual cycle (http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/celexa-side-effects. Html). Changes have also been noted w/wellbutrin (bupropion): http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/wellbutrin-side-effects. Html. If you're reliably using birth control, shouldn't need to worry about pregnancy, much less miscarriage, but regular use is key.

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

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