Which is more effective: bupropion or Celexa (citalopram)?

Not that simple. Celexa (citalopram) is an SSRI antidepressant which can be very effective in treatment of anxiety and typical depressive disorders. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is very useful for treatment of smoking cessation, atypical depressive and seasonal affective disorder symptoms.
Depends. First, each person is different and one might be better for one person and not another. Second, Celexa (citalopram) is a brand name and bupropion a generic. In general Wellbutrin is more effective for depression than Celexa (citalopram), but it has no tranquilizer effect which Celexa (citalopram) does. Some generic bupropion is not as effective as another.

Related Questions

I'm concern for my 5 month unborn child I'm pregnant with. I've been constantly stress medication which is 40 milligram of Celexa (citalopram) and 250 milligrams of bupropion and in at night 50 milligram trazodone?

Doctors talking? Your concerns about the effects of medication on your child are appropriate. Each situation is unique, but it's critical that all doctors involved in your psychiatric and prenatal care are aware of each other's orders, consult with each other, and discuss the tradeoffs with you of continuing or altering your treatment plan. If you're not sure, check and insist they address your concerns. Read more...
Concerned about you. the combination of these 3 medications is kind of risky, they can interact together causing irregular heart beats, you are almost maxed out on doses, why on bupropion? Is it for smoke cessation? if you are worried about your baby you shouldn't smoke to start with or be around smokers, I know it's hard to quit but much harder on your unborn child, celexa (citalopram) is cautioned in last trimester, c ur MD. Read more...
Preg on celexa (citalopram) of the SSRIs Paxil (paroxetine) is most related to effects . If you are 5 months pregnant you can have a sonogram and that will ease your concerns, Sometimes with the SSRIs, newborns may have low blood sugar and should be monitored at birth or this. Please discuss this with your doctor, there are many women on SSRis who are pregnant. Read more...
Complicated. There is no conclusive evidence to date that anti-depressants cause fetal malformations.There is evidence they may slightly increase the risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in newborns.Some newborns of mothers on anti-depressants exhibit a temporary anti-depressant withdrawal syndrome.Any possible risk to the fetus needs to be weighed against the risk to the mother of stopping the medication. Read more...
Role for therapy? This might be a good time you and your psychiatrist to consider if it would be worthwhile for trial of reducing the medication at this point until your pregnancy is over or almost over. ALso if you are not involved with psychotherapy perhaps this would be a good time to explore this type of therapy to help you with you stress and depression. Read more...

Can I take jamp-citalopram 20mg and ratio -bupropion sr 150mg together?

Yes. Yes, citalopram and bupropion are prescribed together often and can be more effective in combination than either alone for moderate depression and certain other mood issues. Bupropion can also help relieve certain undesirable effects of citalopram such as sexual dysfunction. Read more...

I have been taking 40mg of citalopram with 150mg of bupropion for over a year now. No more insurance. No more meds. Feeling awfuly dep what can I do?

Get discounted meds! Bottom line, try to get back on the generic versions of those meds & seek psychiatric advice through a free/little cost county medical clinic. Best discounted med service we have found for our patients is rx outreach. They provide 90 or 180 day supplies of many generics at good prices. Best of luck :) http://www.Rxoutreach.Org/. Read more...
Reduce cost. The cost of Citalopram (generic) is MUCH lower than cost of Celexa. If your doctor changed you from Citalopram to Sertraline - that would be even less expensive. There really isn't another drug that compares to bupropion. Drugs.Com has excellent printable discount card. Most pharmacies in the US accept that discount care. Take care. Read more...

I have been on citalopram 40 mg daily for two years. I am now prescribed Wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg daily as an add on. How long will it take to see improvement?

Ask your provider. Always discuss this sort of thing w/ your provider. When a medication is prescribed - have a list of standard and additional particular questions. This is one to always ask - "How long should I expect to wait to see results?" Others are about what to look for positively and side effects to report. Withdrawal issues, things to avoid, things to do, etc. This makes you a wise consumer! Best wishes! Read more...

Can I retake citalopram if im having bad wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal? Was on citalopram before wellbutrin (bupropion)

Wellbutrinwithdrawal. I feel empathy for your symptoms of withdrawal and your desire to have relief. Do not be desperate; withdrawal symptoms will be less intense in next few days. Citalopram is for Depression. It is likely that you stopped Citalopram as it did not help. See Psychiatrist immediately for Diagnosis, monitoring of withdrawal symptoms; discuss gradual withdrawal; other medications, and Intensive Therapy. Read more...

Took 10mg citalopram for 2 days. Thought it would help wellbutrin (bupropion) withdrawal. Can I take wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Apples & oranges. Citalopram works on serotonin reuptake receptors, while Wellbutrin (bupropion) on dopamine receptors. One will not prevent 'withdrawal' from the other. You really should not be doing this on your own but under the guidance of a competent psychopharmacologist. Read more...