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Doctor insights on: Wellbutrin Interactions

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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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My pdoc told me that interactions between Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Aripiprazole are nothing to worry in my case. But on the internet I read "major interaction".

My pdoc told me that interactions between Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Aripiprazole are nothing to worry in my case. But on the internet I read "major interaction".

Interactions: Drug interactions doesn't mean that two drugs shouldn't be taken together. It means they interact. Most commonly, and in this case, they refer to how they may influence each others' metabolism -- resulting in either a higher or lower lever. People vary in metablism of drugs. And, it means, as your doctor probably knows, that doses are incremented in small amounts and slowly, for safety. ...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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Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) say to not consume alcohol if there is no drug interaction?

Why does wellbutrin (bupropion) say to not consume alcohol if there is no drug interaction?

Product Labels: Product labels are designed to ensure that people who use the medication are as safe as possible, also some of the labelling is based on the class of agent rather than on specific information about the medication. So, you will find that the don't consume alcohol warning is on almost every, if not every, psychotropic agent. General experience is that a glass of wine at night is fine. ...Read more

Wellbutrin (Definition)

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