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My husband is on wellbutrin and sleeping pills, has sleep apnea, and is terrribly volital with temper. Dr. Wants to add Abilify (aripiprazole) but insurance wants ge?

My husband is on wellbutrin and sleeping pills, has sleep apnea, and is terrribly volital with temper. Dr. Wants to add Abilify (aripiprazole) but insurance wants ge?

Geodon (ziprasidone) depression: Geodon (ziprasidone) was tested for use as an augmenting agent and it failed the clinical trial. Have your doctor tell the insurance company that Geodon (ziprasidone) is not approved for that use. Abilify is approved. Best wishes. Btw, they cannot make you use an unapproved medication for any given condition ...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


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I was diagnosed with severe depression. put on colotopin, wellbutrin (bupropion) and a sleep anti depressant. it helped out tremendeously! i no longer have he?

I was diagnosed with severe depression.  put on colotopin, wellbutrin (bupropion) and a sleep anti depressant.  it helped out tremendeously!   i no longer have he?

Not sure: Unfortunately, I am not sure what you are asking. I am glad that your medications have been helpful. I think that you are asking if you should stop them now that you feel better. If this is your question, I would say NO!! You are probably feeling better because of the meds and when and how you stop taking them involves a decision between you and your doc. Discuss before acting . ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) isn't letting me sleep! what should I do to get my needed 8 hours?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) isn't letting me sleep! what should I do to get my needed 8 hours?

What time of day are: You taking it? If you are taking one dose - it should be in am. If you are taking a split dose of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr - recommend that the second dose be before 3 pm. If not helping tell your doctor. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs prior to sleep. ...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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I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and I am about a week into it and for the part few nights i cannot sleep. Wide awake. Will this go away in time?

I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and I am about a week into it and for the part few nights i cannot sleep. Wide awake. Will this go away in time?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Possible if high dose or dose increase or taken late in the day. Review with your prescribing doc. ...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?

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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How can I wean myself from wellbutrin (bupropion) 150xl? Have only been on it for 2 months. I can't sleep and feel jittery.

How can I wean myself from wellbutrin (bupropion) 150xl?  Have only been on it for 2 months.  I can't sleep and feel jittery.

Over a week or two: There are no hard and fast rules regarding stopping medicines such as wellbutrin (bupropion). There is not a life threatening withdrawal syndrome. You can simply halve the dose, see how you feel for a few days, then halve it again, and so on. Be sure you are in contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife told me that my body shakes during the night and i wake her up. Do you know how i could be shaking during sleep? I'm taking 150 mg wellbutrin (bupropion)

My wife told me that my body shakes during the night and i wake her up.  Do you know how i could be shaking during sleep? I'm taking 150 mg wellbutrin (bupropion)

Possibilities: Some sleep disorders result in movements while asleep such as paroxysmal leg movements in sleep (noctournal myoclonus). Welbutrin can cause seizures as an adverse event in some. You may benefit from a sleep study overnight. ...Read more

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I sweat so bad when I sleep I wake up soaked? It seems to be getting worse, I take wellbutrin & cymbalta (duloxetine)? Is this something I should be worries about?

I sweat so bad when I sleep I wake up soaked? It seems to be getting worse, I take wellbutrin & cymbalta (duloxetine)? Is this something I should be worries about?

Soaked: Yes, you should be worried about this. Please don't change your medicines for now but get a clinic visit to your doctor as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can i take nyquill sleep aid with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Ask U PCP: He needs to know what u taking since all medication can have side effect , and may be he has a better choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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