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Wellbutrin XL vs bupropion sr side effects?

Wellbutrin XL vs bupropion sr side effects?

Buproprion: Bupropion sr and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl are two different products with the same active antidepressant drug (buproprion) but they differ in the delivery rate in our system: the sr (slow release) and the xl (extra long). In my clinical experience, they are very similar, and the difference in side effect is the sleeplessness that could result from taking the xl formulation. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

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How are Effexor (venlafaxine) tablets and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Effexor (venlafaxine): First one is the regular release, the XR is the Extended release. ...Read more

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Can you please compare/contrast Effexor (venlafaxine) XR vs. Wellbutrin xl?

Can you please compare/contrast Effexor (venlafaxine) XR vs. Wellbutrin xl?

Very different meds: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on serotonin and ne reuptake; wellbutrin xl works on ne and dopamine. Both are long-acting, and both work for depression. Effexor (venlafaxine) can help anxiety + depression; wellbutrin does nothing for anxiety. With wellbutrin the main dangerous side effect can be seizures; with Effexor (venlafaxine) it's possible hypertension. Sexual side effects with effexor; not so with wellbutrin. This isn't all! ...Read more

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Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

Which is better: Zoloft (sertraline) vs citalopram?

One is not better: than the other. However, sometimes a person may tolerate one SSRI better than another. ...Read more

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Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Is DEXEDRINE, prozac, and wellbutrin xl combo safe?

Not at all!: These do together with major risks between ALL! Don't just stop them but DO contact your Dr immediately and if there's any delay, find a good pharmacist to help you deal with this bad situation. This link might show you the risks but you can search them if it fails: But best is a Dr or pharmacist: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=843-4506,1115-648,440-203 Please be careful!!! ...Read more

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How are cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

How are cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR different?

Different compounds: Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are different chemical compounds which are both used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; however, they share a similar "mechanism of action", in that both are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snri's). Cymbalta is also used in the management of fibromyalgia and (in europe, at least) urinary incontinence. Their side-effect profiles are also different. ...Read more

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Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Any interaction btween Zoloft Abilify (aripiprazole) trazadon busparone?

Potentially: Combination of Zoloft, trazodone & buspar can increased potential for serotonergic reactions which can be severe. Trazodone or zoloft when mixed with abilify can ^ risk for sedation, dizziness or confusion. ...Read more

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Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

Haw many Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg on zoloft? Mg

This question is: not making sense. Please consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more

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Lemon balm and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR interactions?

Lemon balm and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR interactions?

Lemon balm & Effexor (venlafaxine): There are no direct interactions between the herb lemon balm and effexor, (venlafaxine) but lemon balm does have CNS depressant effects. That's how it may calm agitation, etc. I suggest caution and also discussing this possible use with your doctor. If Effexor (venlafaxine) is not providing the results you hope for, another reason for discussion. ...Read more

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Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Can i take Zoloft with wellbutrin, adderall, abilify, (aripiprazole) Neurontin and lamictal?

Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read more

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Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine). ...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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Which is better for borderline personality disorder, prozac, Paxil cr, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR or wellbutrin?

Which is better for borderline personality disorder, prozac, Paxil cr, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR or wellbutrin?

No specific med: There is no specific medication approved to treat borderline personality disorder and there is no specific medication that is considered better than others off-label either. It is a question of working with your doctor to treat your symptoms and figuring what works best for you. Sorry, i wish i had an easier answer for you-- good luck! ...Read more

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Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).

Is Zoloft better drug than Effexor (venlafaxine)? I heard more people using Zoloft than Effexor (venlafaxine).

Nope: One is not better than the other. Response rates are similar for major depression. Differences in potential side-effects and drug-interactions. Cost basis is similar for both (despite what the retail pharmacy might want to sell it to you for). ...Read more

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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) vs Effexor --are they different?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) vs Effexor --are they different?

Yes: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is the main metabolite of Effexor (venlafaxine). Pristiq may reduce the risk of drug interactions, because it isn't processed by the cyp2d6 liver enzyme system. Pristiq may have been created as a patent-extender when effexor's patent ran out. Some also feel that antidepressant effect can be achieved with lower dose of Pristiq than Effexor -- but clinical results vary. ...Read more

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There any interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) buspae Risperdal wellbutreinxl?

There any interaction between cymbalta (duloxetine) buspae Risperdal wellbutreinxl?

Too many meds: Taking all of these medications together is not a good idea. You run the risk of serotonin syndrome, a potentially lethal condition and you are at increased risk of seizures. It sounds like you must have a difficult case of depression and anxiety and I suggest you talk with you doctor about a better combination. Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Wellbutrin are both antidepressants and you should be on one or the other ...Read more

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My psychiatrist prescribed Effexor xr for me today. I've been on Zoloft since February. I forgot how she told me to taper 100mg Zo off.

My psychiatrist prescribed Effexor xr for me today. I've been on Zoloft since February. I forgot how she told me to taper 100mg Zo off.

Zoloft Taper: Although I provide guidance often to patients about how to taper off of Zoloft, it is really essential that you clarify this with your medical provider. Us doctors on Healthtap would be over-stepping our bounds if our feedback was being used in place of your psychiatrists. Be well. ...Read more

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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more