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

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Clinical trials are generally very short -- like 8 weeks or so. People are on these medicines for much longer. This provides more time for actual experience to show up, and these may differ from th
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Clinical trials are generally very short -- like 8 weeks or so. People are on these medicines for much longer. This provides more time for actual experience to show up, and these may differ from the shorter clinical trial periods. There may also be variability in what drug companies are willing to publicize about their products.
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