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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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Pdoc changed dose of meds Wed. Which caused side effect of headache, nausea, anxiety?Remeron 45 to 15, cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 to 30, wellbutrin sr 150 to 300

Lets review your que: I would call your primary and discuss your symptoms. You are probably feeling that way due to decrease in two of your meds. It would probably better to have decreased one of them at a time and at a slower rate to avoid withdraw symptoms ...Read more

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I take PAXIL (paroxetine) CR 37.5 MG DAILY FROM THE LAST 5 YEARS I WANT TO SWITCH TO WELLBUTRIN SR BT HOW MUCH IS ALL I WANT TO KNW ? ANY OTHER ADVICE THANK U :)

Need physician. : Paxil (paroxetine) has to be taper down gradually first. And u have to discuss with your psychiatrist about side effect and benefit of wellbutrin first. It's not what is equivalent dose but most important is how much you needs it and why you needs it . It is not wise to change without physician guidance. ...Read more

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Is a resting rapid heartbeat of 110 per minute dangerous ? I just started taking Wellbutrin sr.

Is a resting rapid heartbeat of 110 per minute dangerous ? I just started taking Wellbutrin sr.

Not normal: Sounds like the fast resting heart beat started after starting on Wellbutrin. If so this is a side effect which needs to be reported immediately to your doctor. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Wellbutrin SR 150 and it is helping, but am so scared that I will have a seizure. I'm considering quitting. How common is this?

I was prescribed Wellbutrin SR 150 and it is helping, but am so scared that I will have a seizure. I'm considering quitting. How common is this?

Not common: Each medication or treatment has some risks and you need to balance the risk and benefit. If the medication is helping you with depression, you should continue taking it. You may adjust the dose after discussing it with your doctor.
You may consult this site for information on the drug:
http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-14211/wellbutrin-sr-oral/details#uses
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take wellbutrin sr and Xanax (alprazolam) together daily and can I take them at the same time? I'm also worried about my seizures. Will i be ok?

Is it safe to take wellbutrin sr and Xanax (alprazolam) together daily and can I take them at the same time? I'm also worried about my seizures. Will i be ok?

Yes: Wellbutrin, is a commonly prescribed antidepressant, now gone generic due to age. Xanax (alprazolam) is also "well aged" and is available in the generic form Alprazolam wellbutrin, as is the case with all rx drugs, must report every possible side effect. Dont read the package insert and follow your drs advise. The combination should be fine and work well. My advise is to not read the package insert, . ...Read more

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When can I drink alcohol after discontinuing wellbutrin sr? I was taking it to quit smoking.

When can I drink alcohol after discontinuing wellbutrin sr?  I was taking it to quit smoking.

Give it 3-4 days: Most of the drugs take one or two days to get out of your body. So you should avoid alcohol for at least 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! like hives?

Clindamycin rash side effect lasts how long? Itches! like hives?

Days: It may last several days. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine up to 4x daily to see if this helps. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Whey protein causing acne, zits and itches. Is this a common side effect?

Whey protein causing acne, zits and itches. Is this a common side effect?

Not protein. : U consume it every day. It it is due 2 a supplement, I would suspect a steroid additive may B present. Read the label carefully & if U don't understand it, have a dietitian or MD read it 4 U. U must B careful. ...Read more

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If im taking paxil (paroxetine) 30mg at what dose of wellbutrin to reverse sexual side effect ?

If im taking paxil (paroxetine) 30mg at what dose of wellbutrin to reverse sexual side effect ?

ED / R/O. LOW T: Paxil (paroxetine) at does above 20mg may decreSe libido. You should get a full exam and lab check, especially free and total testosterone , you may be going through male menopause (ANDROPAUSE ). If it is due to the Paxil (paroxetine) you can taper down or transistion to CYMBALTA which has less side effects . Also I recommend the Anxiety& Phobia Workbook for great overview of treatment strategies. ...Read more

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I'm on day 7 of taking wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 XL and have intolerable nausea half of the day (unable to work). What is the duration of this side effect?

I'm on day 7 of taking wellbutrin (bupropion) 150  XL and have intolerable nausea half of the day  (unable to work). What is the duration of this side effect?

Probably ongoing : If you continue (after at week) to have such a severe side effect from the wellbutrin, (bupropion) then it's highly likely that you will not "get through" it and feel better. I would recommend discussing a change to another antidepressant with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl: side effect ringing in ears?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl: side effect ringing in ears?

Yes: I have had several patients report ringing in their ears or tinnitus that either began or worsened on wellbutrin (bupropion) and other antidepressants that seem to increase norepinephrine. It goes away when the med is stopped but you may not get the same benefit from other antidepressants. Adding a low dose of Klonopin sometimes helps. Tinnitus is associated with hearing loss, i advise a hearing test. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cancel out the weight gain side effect of celexa?

To some degree: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) in most cases, either decreases appetite or has no effect on it. The most important way to avoid weight gain is a healthy balanced diet and exercise. Celexa may increase appetite but it is the number of calories consumed and not spent daily is what causes the weight gain. ...Read more

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Can Wellbutrin (bupropion) be taken simultaneously with Zoloft to eliminate difficulty orgasming side effect?

Yes: Zoloft (sertraline) can have an unfortunate side effect of anorgasmia. It is really unacceptable, but if Zoloft (sertraline) is helping, it is hard to give it up. It is a common practice among psychiatrists to prescribe a medicine to counteract that side effect, and buproprion is often a first choice. It is a safe combination, although the dose may have to be optimized. Experience says it often works. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can remeron reverse sexul side effect of Zoloft like wellbutrin (bupropion) do?

Can remeron reverse sexul side effect of Zoloft like wellbutrin (bupropion) do?

Probably not: Remeron functions differently, compared to Zoloft (sertraline).(Technically, Alpha-2, 5HT2a, 5HT2c, 5HT3, H1 antagonist and 5HT1 agonist). It can counteract some aspects of Zoloft (sertraline); but it can't be relied on routinely to counteract the sexual side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

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