Is wellbutrin (bupropion) good for depression and stopping smoking?

Often. Wellbutrin also known as bupropion works on norepinephrine and dopamine. It has been shown to be helpful for depression, smoking cessation and attention deficit disorder.

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Is it true that the depression med wellbutrin (bupropion) can help aid in u quitting smoking?

Yes. Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Chantix may be used together to reduce tobacco (and other) cravings. Reduce but not eliminate! Read more...
Yes. Bupropion, the generic of wellbutrin, (bupropion) is used for smoking cessation. Zyban has been branded for smoking cessation, and is the same generic. Since it is a prescription medication speak with your doctor for a comprehensive approach to smoking cessation using all the modalities available to you. Read more...
Check with your doc. It may help a little. Dose should be adjusted by your doc. May cause seizures. Chantix is more powerful - check with your doc. Read more...
Yes it can help. Wellbutrin (bupropion) was found out when it was tested for low mood, and some of them 'spontaneously' quit smoking! turns out that research studies show that it increases success with quitting. If someone is depressed, however, and wants to quit smoking, they should be carefully monitored by their provider. It can be harder to quit with low mood. Wellbutrin (bupropion) + nicotine patch or gum or lozenge is good.. Read more...

Why can't I get wellbutrin (bupropion) in the uk for depression? Is it that dangerous? My gp will only prescribe zyban for quiting smoking and only for 9 weeks!

Not dangerous. I do not know why bupropion is not approved in the uk, except zyban for smoking cessation. It is no more dangerous (and many would say far less) than the ssri and snri drugs (effexor, prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft etc etc). It is one of the few antidepressants not associated with weight gain or sexual dysfunction, and the rate of seizures, of concern, is really low. See if doc will order from us/canada... Read more...

I have GAD & depression Doc add me wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg XL for sexual dysfunction It works very good for that but make me strong anxiety do I have to stop?

SSRI/SNRI. usually we treat anxiety disorders with antidepressant that have Anxiety modulating properties like the SSRI's and the SNRI's as well as the old generation of meds. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not one of them. however we do combine Wellbutrin (bupropion) with SSRI's quite often to address depression and anxiety . good luck and feel better. Read more...

Dizzy after smoking a cigarette... And meds change I'm 19 years old and I take deppresion medication called wellbutrin I just started it a month ago... I am experiencing dizziness after smoking cigarettes I only smoke at night and I am usually walking my

Hello. . Hello. Although i prescribe a lot of wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) i can't provide you with a definitive answer. I know that many people get nausea or feel jittery if they are using very much of a stimulating substance (like coffee) with wellbutrin (bupropion).. As a result, my patients normally ween down on their coffee levels before even starting wellbutrin (bupropion). Because cigarettes are filled with stimulants, i would reason that they could cause a similar problem. There can sometimes be increases in blood pressure with wellbutrin (bupropion), (bupropion) especially when used with nicotine replacement. I recommend that you talk to the provider who is prescribing your wellbutrin (bupropion) and that your blood pressure be monitored take care. Read more...
The . The dizziness that you are experiencing are most likely due to nicotine, one key ingredient in tobacco smoke. Nicotine has a number of effects on central nervous system and it also activates the sympathetic nervous system and by acting via splanchnic nerves on the adrenal medulla, stimulates the release of Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) into the bloodstream. Epinephrine increases heart rate and constricts blood vessels, which results in elevation of blood pressure. I wonder if what you are experiencing are actually the effects of released epinephrine. It is hard to tell if your taking any of the medications you described could have any interactions with the nicotine, other smoke ingredients or the released epinephrine. It is possible. However, at this point one good strategy that could very likely improve your health and quality of life would be to refrain from smoking. Read more...

I am on Wellbutrin (bupropion) and it was working really well, but this past month I've felt really horrible. Can anxiety/depression medications stop working?

Orientation ,informa. Hi ZMarin l consider medication are not supposed to stop working but there are sometimes full of negative events when might be required to increase the dose or even add other medication or switch to other. I consider you should consult with your Dr about this matter. Read more...
See doctor. I'm sorry you're feeling worse. "Horrible" can't be assessed in this format. Does this mean feeling worse emotionally, have some recent upsetting events happened, do you have any physical symptoms as well? Best to review with prescribing doctor to reassess Wellbutrin (bupropion) dose or alternative med and consider seeing a mental health professional for support and guidance during this tough time. Take care. Read more...