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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.

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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What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc? On trileptal, wellbutrin, neurontin, klon.

Beta blockers: The beta-adrenergic blockers are the most commonly used prophylactic migraine medications. Inderal, (propranolol) Corgard, Tenormin, just to name a few. They have longer half-life and more favorable side-effect profile. Take care.

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Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects? Tylenol, NSAIDs&neurontin don't work. On trileptal, klon, &wellbutrin now

Topamax (topiramate) substitute for weekly migraines w/no weight gain&memory loss side effects? Tylenol, NSAIDs&neurontin don't work. On trileptal, klon, &wellbutrin now

Weekly migraine: Most people would not take a medicine every day to prevent a migraine that occurs once per week. Unless that migraine lasts several days. Substitutes for topamax (topiramate) could be propranolol, magnesium, or valproate perhaps. Normally wellbutrin and propranolol are not used together, in case the mood worsens. Why are you using trileptal? Your side effects may occur due to medicine interactions.

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Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause a loss of coordination?

Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause a loss of coordination?

Yes due to dizziness: Dizziness, however, is rare and for some people they would have a mild problem with incoordination due to having a racing heartbeat.

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Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) help for improving memory and concetration?

Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) help for improving memory and concetration?

Possible: Since depression can affect secondarily both focus and concentration, and will certainly impede memory, the Wellbutrin (bupropion) may alleviate most if not all of your issues.

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory?

No: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not affect your memory unless 1) you were very forgetful while depressed, and wellbutrin (bupropion) improves both your depression and your memory, or 2) you have a rare toxic reaction to wellbutrin (bupropion). In fact, wellbutrin (bupropion) is sometimes used to treat people with attention deficit disorder (add), and as such, could improve attention, comprehension, and memory.

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Anyone ever taken wellbutrin (bupropion) to help you loss weight?

Probably someone has: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is one of the few antidepressants that is considered to be "weight neutral, " causing neither weight loss or weight gain. Nevertheless, there is a small percentage of individuals taking bupropion chronically who lose (or gain) a modest amount of weight (probably < 5 lbs). Very rarely, bupropion has been associated with severe anorexia and marked weight loss.

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help you loss weight? Why? If so how much on average?

Yes: Yes. Wellbutrin (bupropion) has been shown to help with weight loss in depressed patients. It helped to suppress appetite. You still need to be smart about food choices and maintain some level of physical activity. The weight loss was moderate. Some studies demonstrated up to 28% of people lost more than 5 lbs.

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory? If so, does it cause permanent damage? I have been on it ~2 years and find my memory/learning impaired.

NO!: Utrin is not a cause of progressive memory lossif anything it should improve memory by treating depression may be your depression is not fully treated see a specialist.

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Not necessarily.: As a medication for anxiety and depression, it's not supposed to cause weight gain, at least not more than placebo, where some medications for such can cause significant weight gain. That being said, it shouldn't actively make you lose weight.

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) XL cause bone loss?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) XL cause bone loss?

No: Bone loss, exacerbation of osteoporosis, is not reported as a problem with this medication.

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Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Yes: Weight loss is one side effect of the medication. It's being studied with other medications as a weight loss agent. Currently using this drug for weight loss is considered "off-labeled".

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Did anyone experienced loss of appetite on the generic wellbutrin called bupropion or am I sick?

Did anyone experienced loss of appetite on the generic wellbutrin called bupropion or am I sick?

Loss of appetite: Weight loss can occur initially with well-controlled loss of appetite. Here are the statistics. Www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/wellbutrin (bupropion)+xl/loss+of+appetite could wellbutrin (bupropion) xl cause loss of appetite? We studied 10, 800 wellbutrin (bupropion) xl users from fda and social media. Among them, 100 have loss of appetite. See who they are. .. Remember that this is 100 people out of the 10, 800 who submitted complaints about side effects to the fda, this does not represent 100 of the total number of people who took the drug and it is likely to be in the millions. Therefore it can happen but the risk is very small. If it continues I would recommend to see your family doctor.

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hair loss?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hair loss?

There are reports of: hair loss by people taking Wellbutrin (bupropion). If someone experiences significant hair loss while taking a medication it is wise to consult the physician about alternative medications. Best regards.

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Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) treat depression and cause weight loss?

Welbutrin is an: Atypical antidepressant, often tried when SSRI's fail, or sometimes added to potentiate SSRI's. Both SSRI's and Welbutrin were initially touted as less likely to cause weight gain, unlike their predecessors the tricyclics. However, a lot of patients report weight gain with any of the antidepressants. You'll have to try Welbutrin and see, but the chances are statistically a little better...

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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.

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Wellbutrin and topamax (topiramate) I have overweight 55 pounds. I need to loss weight ASAP. I have been depression and migrane. Can Use both of them same time? Safe

Wellbutrin and topamax (topiramate) I have overweight 55 pounds. I need to loss weight ASAP. I have been depression and migrane. Can Use both of them same time? Safe

Yes you can,: Definitely. Very good combination because a common side effects of the topamax (topiramate) are loss of appetite, diarrhea, and weight loss. Also topamax (topiramate) is a prophylactic medication for migraine. Your doctor made a good choice adjusting your medications. Hope it helps.

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Can the generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion) (budeprion sr) cause hair loss?

Can the generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion) (budeprion sr) cause hair loss?

Perhaps: Hair loss is not by any means common with bupropion (the generic name for wellbutrin). It is possible of course because people can have very unique responses to medication. Except for certain medications where this is often reported, the most common reason for hair loss in people taking psychiatric medications is stress.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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