What is the reason for adding welbutrin to prozac (fluoxetine)? Please give some specifis?

Added benefit. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is considered one of the only energizing antidepressant. Often it is added for this benefit or to try and affect dopsmine to counteract depressive symptoms. Thus, it may be added if there is a partial response to prozac.
Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac. Sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion) is added to Prozac in an effort to augment its antidepressant effect. Other times, low dose wellbutrin (bupropion) is added to counteract sexual side effects of prozac, such as lowered sexual desire and difficulty with orgasm. Although incidence of sexual side effects was relatively low during clinical trials, some later reports indicate up to 75% of patients do experience these.

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What is the reason for adding welbutrin to prozac (fluoxetine)? Please give some specifis?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac. Sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion) is added to Prozac in an effort to augment its antidepressant effect. Other times, low dose wellbutrin (bupropion) is added to counteract sexual side effects of prozac, such as lowered sexual desire and difficulty with orgasm. Although incidence of sexual side effects was relatively low during clinical trials, some later reports indicate up to 75% of patients do experience these. Read more...
Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac. Sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion) is added to Prozac in an effort to augment its antidepressant effect. Other times, low dose wellbutrin (bupropion) is added to counteract sexual side effects of prozac, such as lowered sexual desire and difficulty with orgasm. Although incidence of sexual side effects was relatively low during clinical trials, some later reports indicate up to 75% of patients do experience these. Read more...

Does adding welbutrin to a Prozac (fluoxetine) regimen increase sexual response and interest? Does it reduce irritability? Foes it help a woman with orgasm

Possibly. It is unfortunate that a medicine like fluoxetine which helps so many people 10-20% or more of the time can really inhibit sexual desire and response. Probably the first thing to do would be to have fluoxetine discontinued before going forward with wellbutrin (bupropion). Wellbutrin (bupropion) can help with this issue and it is not known for having sexual side effects. It can reduce irritability and may help orgasm. Read more...
Sometimes. Wellbutrin (bupropion) has been known to be an antidepressant which does not cause sexual dysfunction. It is a non sertonin reuptake inhibitor, unlike most like prozac, zoloft, Lexapro etc. This is the reason why it is usually added to any of those to help with depressive symptoms but also to alleviate sexual side effects which can be difficulty with orgasm. It may reduce, although at times, increase irritabi. Read more...

So many different opinions on Prozac (fluoxetine) and welbutrin. It seems easier no side effects in trials, but 75% of peopeople report side effects, guess work?

No. All medications have a potential to cause side efects- but the possibility of having these side effects varies by the individual. However, some side effects are commom and well known. Both of these antidepressants fo have well known side effects but individual tolerance varies- which particular side effect concerns you? Read more...