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Should someone who already has suicidal thoughts & attempted several times use chantix? Wellbutrin (bupropion) didn't work to quit smoking.

There is BLACK BOX. There is a BLACK BOX WARNING by the FDA on the increased risk of suicidality while taking & after stopping Chantix. The person you refer to in the question then, should speak with their psychiatrist on the benefits of quitting smoking using Chantix vs. the risks of what the warning box says. It is then, their decision to use or not. If smoking cessation is the goal there are other methods. Read more...

Why is not advised to use wellbutrin (bupropion) and chantrix together to help quit smoking?

Mood stability. Chantix has been associated with depression, suicidal ideation, and emotional lability in post-marketing studies. This can show up within days of starting the medicine. If already on wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression, these risks could be higher. Advised to use only one of these at a time. You should also know that Chantix is associated with higher risk for cardiovascular events, on its own. Read more...

Is it safe to take setraline (zoloft) and buproprion (wellbutrin) together? I have been on Zoloft (50mg) but also would like to quit smoking and heard that wellbutrin is an excellent quit-smoking aid. Is this true and are the two safe together?

I . I am not aware of any specific warnings concerning this combination. In theory, zoloft, which is a moderate inhibitor of the main elimination pathway for wellbutrin (bupropion) (2b6), could increase wellbutrin (bupropion) concentration in the blood. This may lower a seizure threshold and increase your seizure risk. The final decision requires consideration of a variety of factors such as your age, sex, presence or absence of liver or heart disease, other health factors and is for your physician to make. Read more...
Probably, but. There aren't any established adverse interactions, but the anti-craving effect of wellburin seems no different than the known (but less well advertised) anti-craving effects of ssri's like zoloft (sertraline). There is probably a common underlying pathway for both (all) as suggested by the likelihood that craving of food, drugs, sex, risk all have a "self-medicating" basis--i.e., temporary alleviation of mood. Read more...

What is the average amount of time it takes to quit smoking when on wellbutrin/budeprion sr?

Not time. Commitment. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms tyoicaly last 2-3 weeks. After that you ar eleft withthe habit. Beating the habit can be as hard, if not harder than getting past withdrawal symptoms. How long it takes you to beat the habit depends on your will power, committment to stopping, help from your friends, family, doctors etc., . Read more...

I want to quit smoking using Wellbutrin. Will this also help with my anxiety? I worry about it intensifying with nicotine withdrawals.

Should help. Wellbutrin should help with anxiety and should reduce nicotine withdrawals. However medications effect each person differently, Hopefully it will have the right effect for you. Read more...
Yes and no. Wellbutrin is good for smoking cessation. If the anxiety is from nicotine withdrawal it should help. If the anxiety is a separate component Wellbutrin may not be the best medicine for that. Wellbutrin should help with nicotine withdrawal symptom. You can schedule an appointment at be happy to help you with short term management of nicotine withdrawal smoking cessation. Read more...

I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for almost two years I suddenly stop to use wellbutrin to quit smoking as well I'm very emotional and just not feeling mysel?

Talk to your doctor. Sometimes we have patients take both meds, sometimes we will wean off the Effexor (venlafaxine) or reduce dose before starting Wellbutrin. It is good you want to quit smoking. Your doctor can design treatment to help you with the smoking and the anxiety. Good luck! Read more...
Stopping smoking. Even with the help of Wellbutrin, stopping smoking can be difficult in terms of feeling emotional and irritable. Put that together with a sudden discontinuation of Effexor (venlafaxine) and you have double the emotional stress. Antidepressants, especially Effexor (venlafaxine), should not be stopped suddenly. Speak with your doctor about weaning off while starting Wellbutrin. Read more...

What are the effects of having a few drinks on wellbutrin (bupropion)? I just started taking to quit smoking.

Bupropion. Etoh lowers seizure threshold, making you more vulnerable to having a seizure under certain circumstances. Bupropion can cause seizures, though the rate of occurrence is not as first feared. When you mention ' a couple a drinks' , docs often double that amount, not always fairly. Yet, regular drinking is ill advised . Hard liquor is obviously worse than beer/ wine. Read more...
Not recommended. The concomitant use of bupropion and nicotine replacement for smoking cessation may increase the risk of hypertension. Read more...

Smoking cessation I've heard that wellbutrin (bupropion) is used to help one quit smoking. How long is one generally on the medication?

Bupropion . Bupropion (wellbutrin ) was developed and initially introduced in the United States as an antidepressant but was subsequently noted to reduce the desire to smoke cigarettes and shown in clinical trials to be effective in smoking cessation.It works best along with intensive behavioral support. Approximately 1 week of treatment is required to achieve steady-state blood levels of bupropion and treatment is typically continued for anywhere between 8 - 12 weeks. If you have not made significant progress towards abstinence by the seventh or eighth week of therapy , treatment should probably be discontinued. Read more...
Dr. . Dr. Waghray provided excellent information regarding medication for smoking cessation. Auricular (ear) medical acupuncture can also produce excellent results for smoking cessation. Safe, non-invasive and effective. Take care. Read more...