Bupropion sr 150 mg side effects

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I have been on the drug for 5 days at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> and have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s. It feel like my body is having jolts or zaps. I feel dizzy and can't move to fast because of it, I am nervous about driving as well. I have lost 8 pds in the last 5 days(not complaining) but I thought that it was odd because I have not been able to loose a pound in 2 yrs. If I go back on the paxil and cut my 20mg in half will that help? and if so how long should I do this?
Started Generic Wellbutrin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> SR almost 2 weeks ago. Only taking 1 per day prescribed by a GP. Dose will probably change after my first actual phsyciatrist appt. this week. Question is: I got my period for the normal 5 days and have been spotting for 5 MORE DAYS and COUNTING! Is this one of the "start up" side effects or a permanent thing???
Well, my doctor put me on Bupropian SR 100 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> in the morning and another 100 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> in the evening. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s aren't bad at all and it has definitely helped me with my social anxiety and I'm just able to walk around and enjoy life more. I have been taking it for a bout 2 weeks now, and I have been travelling the whole time. I return home tommorow so I will see how I feel in my normal daily life. But my depression is still pretty bad..
While it is true that Wellbutrin SR (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span>) is also marketed as Zyban (in fact the pills are identical looking only with different stamps on them), Wellbutrin does come in a 75 mg and 100 mg tablet (Zyban has only 1 strength-150mg). You can avoid many of the side-effects by slowly and properly increasing your dose over days to weeks.
I have been reading here on the net that wellbutrin does not have these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s and told my doctor. Well he started me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> of WellbutrinSR twice a day for a total of 300 mg a day, and completely took me off the Effexor. This evening makes a total of 2 days since the switch, and I am experiencing wierd effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and a bit nausious. It is worse today than yesterday, I hope it does'nt get any worse than this.
in march 08 he started taking the welbutrin ..generic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bupropion</span> hcl xl 300 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> once a day ...to stop smoking ..he went from 2 packs a day to 1 pack a day ...however things started to get worse with his mood and i thought it was just because of the trouble in marriage but now that i have researched the welbutrin some i now feel it was the medication .my husband has never been depressed ...but he started being emotional ...fearfull i was going to leave him ..
I noticed that when she recieved a new script from Medco, the pills were a different color and it said <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bupropion</span> HCL SR instead of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bupropion</span> SR. They assure us they are the same but with the mood swings and agrevation I have observed in the last week. "Something is different". I guess my question would be since she has been totally sober for the last ten years or so and has been taking a lower dose for the last year, 150 mg, I am wondering if she should just stop.
I am a little stressed out,but Not depressed at all. Should i be concerned about dangerous <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s or try it? If it does NOT work out for me, how do i safely get off it?
125 mg tablet Levothyroxine 0.075 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> tablet Cyclobenzaprine 10 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> tablet Cymbalta 30 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> capsule <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bupropion</span> SR <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> tablet D-Amphetamine Salt Combo 20 mg tablet Omeprazole 20 mg capsule Etodolac 500 mg tablet AS NEEDED ProAir HFA Inhaler AS NEEDED Oxycodone/Acetaminophen 7.5 mg/325 mg tablet AS NEEDED (I rarely take this due to side effects) Promethazine 12.
My new insurance plan does not cover the Wellbutrin XL, so I had to start taking the generic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bupropion</span> SR a couple days ago. The new Rx is for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span>, 1 tab twice daily. I take the first one around 8am and the first day I became very dizzy, shaky and hot flashes around 4:30-5:00 pm. I took the 2nd dose and felt fine within half an hour. I have never experienced any side effects from Wellbutrin, so I wasn't sure if it was related.
I take Wellbutrin (and btw, I do love my Wellbutrin----no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s for me), but my dosage is 100 mgs and I feel good on that, plus I also take Celexa, 40mgs. This dual combo seems to be OK for my body size. In fact, I would love to be on Wellbutrin alone some day. Fingers crossed. Anyhow, definetely go to another Doc and see what they say. Good luck!
Try having your dr. prescribe Wellbutrin XL in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> strength - only have him prescribe 2 pills a day instead of one 350 mg pill a day. For some reason, this works for me. I too was changed from Wellbutrin XL 350 to Budeprion XL 350, and the difference was very obvious. Good luck!
I've been on 300 mg Wellbutrin for about 3 months, up from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> which I was on for maybe 2 months. Worst <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effect- absolutely NO sex drive! Most painful side effect- extremely constipated... I eat lots of fruit, drink lots of water, and take stool softeners but to no avail. I'm still constipated, it just hurts slightly less now. I haven't noticed any major weight gain or loss, although I think it increased my appetite. I'm eating more...but not gaining weight.
The dose should not exceed 100 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> every day or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> every other day in these patients (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, PRECAUTIONS, and DOSAGE and ADMINISTRATION). Potential for Hepatotoxicity In rats receiving large doses of bupropion chronically, there was an increase in incidence of hepatic hyperplastic nodules and hepatocellular hypertrophy.
About a month ago, when it seemed to have stopped working, my doctor increased it to 225 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span>, but it totally messed me up. I went back on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> and after a few weeks decided that this medication was just not working for me. It was a difficult decision because even though I would have 2 or 3 day episodes where I would break down and seem to fall apart, it still had helped. My doctor prescribed Welbutrin SR 150mg and after a few days I got the courage to make the change.
I guess they leave out the minor details. LOL. Seriously, when did the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s start for you? Im only on my second day. Taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span>/day time release which will be doubled to 300 in one week if I tolerate the lower dose.
is it ok to smoke marijuana while on wellbutrin? i have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>150</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bupropion</span> sr (wellbutrin) for over a month now and was about to go smoke a little bit with some friends, maybe one bowl or two at the most. Will this have a bad effect on me? i am male, 18 years old, 6'1, 180 pounds if that helps.
Between this blog and the Lexapro blog, I feel I can now get some control over these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s! My doctor increased my Wellbutrin from 300mg. to 450 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span>. in the morning and added 10 mg of Lexapro to take at night. It's only been barely two weeks and I've gained weight around my middle (the Lexapro blog) and I've always had a flat stomach. Plus I've started to get headaches and feel funny in my chest. My blood pressure medication had to be doubled. All this in two weeks!
As much as I want to lose weight, the list of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s for Topomax scares me. My current med, Effexor/Lithium has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s such as weight gain, constipation, tremor, etc. While I hate being fat, blurry vision ans brain fog don't appeal to me either. Of course there are also the risks of diabetes and heart disease from being overweight too. I'm having a very hard time deciding about this. Any advice is welcome.
I have been on it for a bit, slowly have gone up to 300 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span>, slowly been having the wonderful weightloss <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effect, but all my other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s are oppisite of what is stated as what are probable side effects. Ok, no, I have not had any hairloss. As a matter of fact, if anything, it has been making my hair grow faster, and of that I am thankful, for I have had some mighty funky hair cuts this year. lol.
I havent had a soda in 5 weeks, and as far as the side effects go. Remember the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s are possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s. The could happen to some, all or none. Its the chance we all take to get well.
I have worked my way down to 75 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mg</span> after being at 300mg and yes, I've had crazy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effect</span>s. My Dr told me as well it wasn't the drug making me gain weight but I *know* it was. When 1st started the Effexor I did some research and saw that people had gained weight but I figured the depression was the bigger of the 2 demons. I do feel in control of my depression but I seem to have no control over my weight.
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