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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) XL make u feel insane and angry?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) XL make u feel insane and angry?

Get it checked: It is very important to let your prescribing provider know if you are feeling angry or crazy on wellbutrin, (bupropion) especially if accompanied by increased energy level, troubles sleeping and rapid thoughts. ...Read more

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 is the difference between wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and sr?

What is the difference between wellbutrin (bupropion) XL and sr?

Half life: Wellbutrin (bupropion) sr is an older formulation and is usually taken 2 x daily while wellbutrin (bupropion) XL lasts longer in your system and it is usually dosed once daily. ...Read more

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How long it takes to feel better when taking wellbutrin (bupropion) xl?

2 weeks: Most psychiatric medication takes about two weeks to start showing any change in individuals. ...Read more

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What is the difference between wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and the wellbutrin (bupropion) xl?

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What is the difference between wellbutrin (bupropion) sr and the wellbutrin (bupropion) xl?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Sr is slow-release & is usually given twice a day, one in morning & one around noon.
Xl is extended-release & is given once daily in A.M. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if I took my wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 this a.M. What should I do? Seeing my psych this afternoon.

I'm not sure if I took my wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150 this a.M. What should I do? Seeing my psych this afternoon.

Skip this dose: Skip this dose and get a system to remind you eg put your pills next to your morning toothbrushing place or at your breakfast seat. Recommend against taking over 225 mgm in one dose because of possible side effect of seizure. ...Read more

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Will splitting my 300mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL in half be okay or does it affect the release time? I'd like to take 150.

Will splitting my 300mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL in half be okay or does it affect the release time? I'd like to take 150.

Time-released pills: Or capsules should not be split. If you feel that your dose is too high, discuss changing to WB XR 150 mg. With your psychiatrist. Reductions in doses of psychotropic medications must be done safely, with monitoring for symptom recurrence. I assume you took SSRI's in the past, not simultaneously with each other or with WB, as the risk of serotonin syndrome would be increased. ...Read more

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I have been taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for one month. What would be the safe way to discontinue this medication?

Wellbutrinmonitoring: Your Emotional Health is Precious!
Please not to go off Wellbutrin (bupropion) abruptly.
If you are not depressed, discuss with Psychiatrist :
• To decrease the dose,
• Have Therapy; and
• Follow through if any withdrawal symptoms occur. ...Read more

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I've been on wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for one week and have noticed an increase in appetite. Will this go away? I was hoping it would suppress my appetite!

I've been on wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for one week and have noticed an increase in appetite. Will this go away? I was hoping it would suppress my appetite!

Talk to your Dr.: Considering your self-reported conditions, appetite is no small issue for you. Your doctor does need to talk with you about this.
Changes in appetite and most often increases are a known side effect.
Ask the dr. About alternatives and if the effect is short term. Also, it is possible that the doctor is hoping that increased appetite will help you to resist your anorexia tendencies. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl?

Check out Medline: One of the best places to read reliable info online about all sorts of meds including wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is medlineplus at http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/. ...Read more

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Are realistic nightmares on wellbutrin (bupropion) XL common to have?

Are realistic nightmares on wellbutrin (bupropion) XL common to have?

Not rare: Wellbutrin (bupropion) nightmares are not rare. Besides being distressing in themselves they may also indicate that the drug is over activating for you, and causing agitation. This is often difficult for the patient to see and you should review the drug with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do Level thrive product while taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL?

Depression: Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL s for treatment of Depression.
There are no clinical studies showing effectiveness of Level thrive product for weight control or general well -being.
Your Emotional is Precious!
Follow with Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses in life, improving your well-being and self-esteem, monitoring of effects and dose of Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL, Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery,
Yoga. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) sr or wellbutrin (bupropion) XL keep you awake at night?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Yes. Recommend taking it in daytime, no later than with lunch. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg and propranolol sr 60mg are these ok to take together?

Under supervision: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can potentiate the effects of propranolol. This can be clinically significant and so should be monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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I've been taking wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for a week. When will the appetite suppression kick in?

I've been taking wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for a week. When will the appetite suppression kick in?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) isn't a medicine given to suppress appetite -- it's given to people who are depressed (or as zyban, to help stop smoking). Amongst antidepressants, it's regarded as relatively weight-neutral. This means it's less likely than others to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Can just one tablet of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg cause an increase in anxiety and an out of it feeling for two or more days?

Yes: The half-life of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is about 24 hours, so it would still be in your system for 5 times that. Wellbutrin (bupropion) may exacerbate anxiety. Please contact your physician and let him/her know what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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I have been taking 150 mg of Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for a month. Will I experience any kind of withdrawal of I stop taking it now?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL: Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL is used for Treatment of Depression.
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety or both
•Intensity of Symptoms when Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL was started
•Impairment of Functioning when it was started
• Improvement in symptoms and Functioning NOW
•Therapy for stresses in life for coping skills.
• Breathing and Music Relaxation
• Visual Imagery
• Meditation
Yoga
• Tai ...Read more

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Third day on Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL. I am having horrible consuming anxiety and I want to snap at everyone. Is this a get worse before u get better thing?

Third day on Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL. I am having horrible consuming anxiety and I want to snap at everyone. Is this a get worse before u get better thing?

How much: caffeine are you consuming? I always have patients who ingest a lot of caffeine do a taper before they start wellbutrin (bupropion). I usually increase dose by 50 mg increments. Hopefully the anxiety will calm down as you adjust to this medication. Take care. ...Read more

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I am taking 150 wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for a couple of weeks and the last couple of days feel very shakey and anxious. Can I discontinue or do I have to taper?

Yes, stop.: You are experiencing the side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion). Since you haven't taken it long enough, it is safe to discontinue but please get back to your prescriber. ...Read more

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Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg cancel out adderall ir 60 mg?

Does Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg cancel out adderall ir 60 mg?

See answer: Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Adderall don't cancel each other out, but have a few drug interactions which require careful monitoring by prescribing doctor. Be sure you understand side effects of both medications. ...Read more

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I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150. Can I take 5HTP at night for sleep?

I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150. Can I take 5HTP at night for sleep?

No: Taking 5-HTP along with medications for depression might cause serious side effects. Do not take 5-HTP if you are taking medications for depression. ...Read more

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Is it better to be on one or the other when it comes to Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl and adderall?

Is it better to be on one or the other when it comes to Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl and adderall?

These are two: Different classes of meds. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant with stimulant side effects (sometimes), which is why it is (sometimes) used to treat ADHD. Adderall is a stimulant with two types of amphetamines and is not used to modify moods. It more likely will cause lower moods when coming off it but will aid in alertness during its active phase. See a psychiatrist for this one... ...Read more

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Can taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg and adderall take away adderall a suppressing appetite effect?

Can taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 150 mg and adderall take away adderall a suppressing appetite effect?

Unlikely: Change in Adderall side effect of decreased appetite is not an interaction reported with Wellbutrin (bupropion). Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant. If depression is better, appetite may also improve. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Day 3 of taking 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) xl. When will it fully kick in. Also, libido is way up, is this normal?

Day 3 of taking 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) xl. When will it fully kick in. Also, libido is way up, is this normal?

2-3. Weeks: It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to kick in. Some people do experience an increase in libido on wellbutrin (bupropion). If you happen to have bipolar disorder there is a marginal chance that it could cause hypomania or mania, so make sure that your increase in libido is not part of a broader picture of developing mania while on wellbutrin (bupropion). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Increased Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL to 300 mg. Helps significantly. A lot of constipation troubles. Will this last? On 150 mg I initially had the same problems.

Hopefully not.: Constipation occurs in 7% and diarrhea occurs in 9% of people who take wellbutrin (bupropion). Often this does subside but I can not predict with certainty. ...Read more

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I've been taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 300mg for several weeks and have noticed an increased frequency of hypnic jerks just before sleep. Is this a bad sign?

Not bad, but...: It's not bad. It is a possible side effect of bupropion. But it may be intolerable. You will probably wish to change to a different medicine. Why not discuss this with your prescribing doctor? ...Read more

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