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Can effexor/wellbutrin cause an increase in addiction or addictive symptoms?

Can effexor/wellbutrin cause an increase in addiction or addictive symptoms?

Not that I know of: Effexor (venlafaxine) if taken for a period of five or six weeks and stopped suddenly can have significant withdrawal. Wellbutrin is used to help people who are addicted to cigarettes stop smoking but doesn't block withdrawal symptoms. That's as close to" addiction or addiction symptoms" as i can get regarding those two medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Maybe: There's one cancer for which nicotine may be a growth promoter, but the really wicked stuff in tobacco smoke that damages genes is in the products of combustion. ...Read more

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Can I have 1 or 2 beers for my 21st b day n be somewhat ok while take ing wellbutrin (bupropion) 300mg n depoko 500 mg x2?

Can I have 1 or 2 beers for my 21st b day n be somewhat ok while take ing wellbutrin (bupropion) 300mg n depoko 500 mg x2?

See below: One can't be sure. You mention only a modest amount of alcohol and many people might be fine. However, the meds will increase the effects of even that much alcohol and the result cannot be reliably predicted. ...Read more

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How does wellbutrin (bupropion) work?

How does wellbutrin (bupropion) work?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) selectively inhibits the reuptake of Dopamine and norepinephrine by neurons, so that more of these neurotransmitters is available at synapses. This may not explain the entire mechanism of action as an antidepressant or smoking-cessation aid, but it's the best we know so far. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is it ok to tan when taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Might not like this: Response but tanning is not healthy whether you are taking wellbutrin (bupropion) or not. There is no special issue about sun exposure on wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Can you half wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Can you half  wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill safely?

Well......: Officially you should not, however the mechanism with which wellbutrin (bupropion) sr provides sustained release would be maintained if it is halved without crushing. This is not the case with wellbutrin (bupropion) xl, it can not be divided. ...Read more

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Do wellbutrin (bupropion) and weed have an interaction?

Do wellbutrin (bupropion) and weed have an interaction?

Wellbutrin/Weed: Additive effect leading to psychotic symptoms due to elevation of dopamine. Would certainly not recommend that. ...Read more

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What will 3000mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) do to someone?

What will 3000mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) do to someone?

Potential death: The maximum daily dose for Wellbutrin (bupropion) is 450 mg. Taking doses greater than 450 mg a day may increase the risk of serious side effects, including seizures and death. Ask your PCP for help and referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Could you split a wellbutrin (bupropion) sr pill in half?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): In general, it is not advised to split or crush slow release or extended release meds. ...Read more

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

Non SSRI antidepress: Wellbutrin (bupropion) (buproprion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant/anxiolytic that works by inhibiting neuronal uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine (aminoketone). It is also used for impulsivity as seen in adhd and smoking. Common side effects include xerostomia (dry mouth), headache, agitation, nausea, dizziness, constipation, tremor, diaphoresis, abnormal dreams, insomnia, and tinnitus. ...Read more

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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


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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