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Took 150mg XR Wellbutrin (bupropion) for 30 days with no noticeable effects, except dry mouth. Stopped altogether with no change. Safe to say it was a waste?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Nope. You did not reach the therapeutic dose to see full effectiveness (300-450mg.
). Talk to your doctor before stopping any medication.

In brief: Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Nope. You did not reach the therapeutic dose to see full effectiveness (300-450mg.
). Talk to your doctor before stopping any medication.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not a waste

The experience of having no response to bupropion (or perhaps any med) rules out the usefulness of that medication which is helpful to note for future reference.
However, one can be a "high or rapid metabolizer" of certain meds which may then require higher doses (I had a patient once who had to take 500mg Sertraline to get her serum levels to therapeutic values). A switch to another med may help.

In brief: Not a waste

The experience of having no response to bupropion (or perhaps any med) rules out the usefulness of that medication which is helpful to note for future reference.
However, one can be a "high or rapid metabolizer" of certain meds which may then require higher doses (I had a patient once who had to take 500mg Sertraline to get her serum levels to therapeutic values). A switch to another med may help.
Dr. Rick Barnett
Dr. Rick Barnett
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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

The dose was insufficient to decide that there will be no therapeutic benefit.
ON the other hand, the dry mouth might get worse if the dose is raised.

In brief: No.

The dose was insufficient to decide that there will be no therapeutic benefit.
ON the other hand, the dry mouth might get worse if the dose is raised.
Dr. Matthew Smith
Dr. Matthew Smith
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Target symptoms

You mention no noticeable effects, and I assume you mean side effects, and not target symptoms for which WBT was prescribed.
If there was no change after you stopped, i could agree to this med not useful for you.

In brief: Target symptoms

You mention no noticeable effects, and I assume you mean side effects, and not target symptoms for which WBT was prescribed.
If there was no change after you stopped, i could agree to this med not useful for you.
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
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