Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

Quite possibly... Welbutrin lowers the seizure threshold, so does alcohol withdrawal. So doing both at the same time will increase the risk of having a seizure. Please consult your medical provider.
See below. While wellbutrin (bupropion) may slightly increase a risk of seizures, its contribution to the risk of seizures pales compared to contribution from the alcohol withdrawal. Medical care during this time is essential.
Yes, but? Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause seizures, itself. Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures withing itself. The combination of the two certainly would be a set up for a seizure. I wold be very careful with this medication and going through a withdrawal episode. You doctor may have you on the medication for a very specific reason and you should discuss this medicaiton and it's side effects carefully.
Yes, potentially. Most doctors know how to start buproprion, the active medicine in wellbutrin (bupropion) (and zyban), which is to start at 75 mg a day and increase up to 300 mg per day over the course of a week or so. If started like that, seizures are extremely rare. Most seizures occur in people started too quick too fast, and in those on doses over 450 mg. If someone is seizure prone, that is another story.

Related Questions

Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion) in the morning and drink alcohol at night? Will it cause a seizure? If I stop wellbutrin (bupropion) will I get a seizure?

Yes, no, no. Taking more wellbutrin (bupropion) than your doctor prescribes can definitely increase your likelihood of seizure, but stopping wellbutrin (bupropion) will not cause you to have a seizure.
Don't recommend. Use of alcohol at all if your take wellbutin. This does not mean that you would get a seizure - it means that it increases the risk for a seizure. Per Drugs. Com Drug ineteraction Checker- “Using bupropion with alcohol may increase the risk of uncommon side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, mood and behavioral changes, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and >

How bad is it to drink alcohol on wellbutrin (bupropion) is it guarenteed to make you more depressed? I already know about the seizure risk.

Not. Guaranteed but probable. Alcohol second phase is a strong neuron-depressant, so somebody with depression may get worse.
Not a good idea. It is not guaranteed to occur. Per Drugs. Com Drug ineteraction Checker- “Using bupropion with alcohol may increase the risk of uncommon side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, mood and behavioral changes, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and panic attacks.” There is moderate risk. Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1034-14582, 440-203.

Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Alcoholism. Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician.
Maybe helpful. But, if you stop alcohol abruptly, Xanax (alprazolam) may not be effective enough to prevent withdrawal seizures and even DT's. Consult a doctor and design an approach.

If I have a seizure disorder, am I more likely to seize in alcohol withdrawal?

Yes. Alcohol acts like a very weak anti-seizure medication, but it also burns out the receptors that seizure medications use to work on the brain.
Yes. Alcohol withdrawal makes seizure more likely even in people without a pre-existing seizure disorder. If you have such a disorder, it further increases the risk. On the other hand, if you are already taking anti-seizure medication, it may make alcohol withdrawal seizure less likely. It won't protect you from other medical complications of alcohol withdrawal though, which can be serious.

How frequent are alcohol withdrawal seizures for a person who drinks two times a week but gets drunk?

Not to be expected. This pattern of alcohol consumption would not be expected to result in seizures during absence of alcohol, unless of course you are misinterpreting your frequency of usage. Please do not drive on days when you use alcohol. Police are artful overachievers when it comes to alcohol and marijuana.
See below. I am not worried about seizures but I am worried that you continue to drink while you are concerned about consequences.
Not very high. Alcohol withdrawal seizures occur in drinkers who really are addicted to alcohol and have fairly constant levels in their bodies. Sporadic alcohol binges may however increase seizure risk at the time, but the full blown withdrawal with dt's would be far less frequent.

Alcohol withdrawal: are seizures common?

Yes. Delirium tremens due to alcohol cessation may well start with a withdrawal seizure followed by frank delirium, hallucinations and tremors. Therefore, if alcohol abuse is to be terminated, one cannot stop abruptly, and must be slowly withdrawn, under medical supervision. Lastly, if a seizure does occur, it is against the law to drive a motor vehicle in the usa.

Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention?

Under Supervision. Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. In such situations, there are no vitamins or over-the-counter supplements that can prevent such symptoms. Withdrawal alcohol, only under the supervision of a physician who understands the dangers.
Yes there are... During withdrawal from drugs or alcohol the brain and the body go through a period of intense rebuilding and repair. Key ingredients include anti-oxidants (vitamin c), Amino Acids (protein drinks), vitamins (b1, 5, 6, 12), and minerals (magnesium, calcium, etc.). Seizure prevention is only possible with prescription medicines from the physician supervising your detox.
Not really. I am not aware of any over the counter remedies to seizure prevention in the setting of alcohol withdrawal. Sorry.
Alcohol withdrawal. No you really need to see your physician for treatment as alcohol withdrawal may be dangerous to your health.

Will a vitamin b injection help me avoid the seizures and dt's associated with my alcohol withdrawal?

No. While vitamin deficiencies are possible with chronic alcohol abuse, treatment only with them will not stop seizures or dt's. Seek medical attention for proper medical detox to prevent these serious withdrawal symptoms.