Bupropion vs wellbutrin

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Avatar f tn Have any of you had Wellbutrin prescribed? My PCP just wrote me a script for it but I have read it is contraindicated in patients with cirrhosis. Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin is only for depression, not anxiety. Can increase anxiety. For sexual side effects it is used in conjunction with an ssri, not instead of one for those suffering from anxiety, and even then you have to be very careful about increased anxiety.
Avatar n tn Usually if you have panic attacks, and are irritable, have OCD and are depressed, an SSRI would be better than Wellbutrin (Wellbutrin can make panic attacks, irritability, anger and OCD even worse). I am convinced I have a dopamine problem, which is why I didn't even CONSIDER an ssri. I went right for wellbutrin since it works on dopamine. Well...
Avatar n tn But according to the manufacturer and depending on how many milligrams you are taking you should take Wellbutrin SR and any generic form like Bupropion SR TWICE A DAY when used for depression and should definitely NOT take two tablets once a day. Bupropion SR is also a sustain release tablet. I am surprised you are not able to take it during the day and take it at night. Typically Wellbutrin and Bupropion can act as a stimulant for many people and can make it hard to sleep.
1691275 tn?1322331107 Hello everyone, I was taking Wellbutrin for about... three months? Four months? Anyway I gradually stepped up to the 300mg/day clinical dosage but I only held there for about two weeks, it wasn't helping with my anxiety/depression issues (which, it turns out, are probably thyroid-related anyway) and was making me completely manic. I was advised to just drop the stuff, so I stepped down to 150mg/day for about a week or so, half that for a few days, and dropped it altogether today.
Avatar f tn Wellbutrin (Zyban)(bupropion-generic name) isn't what you'd classify as addictive in the traditional sense. My opinion (and just my opinion) is that he's developed a dependence on the medication and is having a tough time coming off of it. Antidepressants aren't typically addictive like opiates and benzos, but they will cause withdrawal symptoms when they are stopped. I've taken antidepressants at times and always had to wean off of them slowly.
Avatar m tn There are no documented drug interaction between cabergoline and bupropion (Wellbutrin). However, it does not mean it is safe to take cabergoline, bupropion, and riluzole all together. From the previous post, I know you are taking riluzole (Rilutek) for treating "treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder". However, I do not know why you are taking cabergoline, in addition to wanting to ask your physician to prescribe bupropion.
Avatar m tn Yesterday morning I popped my first Wellbutrin XL. Wellbutrin for those neuro pharmacologically healthy is an AD (antidepressant). First time with ADs, and as mentioned in a previous thread, it's not so much I feel *depressed* as feeling a lack of motivation to get back to what is left of my former life.
Avatar n tn I actually googled my observations about generic vs brand and weight loss. I started on Wellbutrin 350 and almost immediatley began to feel better. I was so pleased I told my doctor they should put this stuff in the water. I slowly lost weight around 8-10 pounds in 3 months. My insurance (unbeknownst to me)switched me to the generic and I started noticing my weight creeping up and it did not seem nearly as effective. My husband kept asking me "Did you take your meds today?".
1590362 tn?1297490468 Zyban (wellbutrin,bupropion) is an amnioketone that resembels amphetamines and tenuate. It is sructiorally different than any other anti depressant. Many people have problems sleeping and experience a stimulant effect. Folks that have low dopamine find this drug to be extremely helpful.
Avatar f tn I also take Wellbutrin 150 daily. Can I try the suggested amino protocol while still on Wellbutrin? I know the Cymbalta falls under the category of SSRI, but am not sure about the Wellbutrin. I am trying to taper off Ultram and need all the help I can get.
Avatar m tn I am having this exact problem and today I figured it out. Wellbutrin Xl or the generic, Bupropion XL, has been my culprit. I am stopping the meds at once! It is listed as a severe side effect called urticaria (hives).
Avatar m tn But also goes with anxiety also so I think it's Easyer for them to say. Anxiet vs trying to find something swich d.ra I said mine as well get my dot card cuz befor this I drove my boy tow truck an stuff the d.r gave me. The med card bowing I did coke an messed up in the head so shows u the d. R don't relly care an push things over sadly good d. R r hard to come by I hope eveyone right jus time.
Avatar m tn That's why I am here now posting, I went directly to Google because situations like this have started to become the norm! I have been on a generic Wellbutrin (Bupropion) for 3 months now, I take 300mg a day, and it is my first time to ever take anti depressants in my life. I want to stop taking them now, especially now that I have been reading that it might take a loooong time to get back to normal if at all even possible now.
Avatar n tn Regarding hydro VS. oxy, I could never find a real equivalency. Opinions vary wildly. Some say that oxy is twice as strong as hydro. I find them very comparable mg for mg, in the high and in the withdrawal.
7002065 tn?1443077214 I take ALA to deal with the free radicals that the microglia spits out, but i'm often too weak to think about it, remember it and so on. I get Bupropion at the highest dose available (300mg) but i struggle with it somehow... i got some MPH an hour ago and did about 80mg (40 unret. 40 ret.) to get some energy to clean up my bedroom cause my mum plans to get here tomorrow. it's always a give and get... get energy, loose memory... my psych drugs should get changed...
Avatar f tn My doctor switched me to topamax and I have lost so much weight!! I am also on bupropion (Wellbutrin) 75mg and this is the right dosage for me. She just recently put me on resperidone.. An anti psychotic for my mood swings and we are giving it a week trial period to see if that helps with my mood swings because it does not cover all my mood swing issues.. It is hard to find the right mood stabilizer.. This path of bi polar is such a hard path to go down..
5079728 tn?1365553589 Anti-depressants such as Celexa, Cymbalta, Elavil, Effexor, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, Seroquel and Zoloft have black box warnings because they can increase the risk of suicidal behavior. Bupropion, also known as Wellbutrin (as an anti-depressant) and Zyban (as a smoke cessation aide) has a black box warning for suicidal tendencies and suicide completion.
Avatar n tn I switched to a combo of effexor and bupropion and with a strict diet I got down to 108. The explaination of weight gain that my new dr told me was pretty good- she explained that since most of the meds are for depression, they alter your mind and stimulate good things - so all the things that you once kept in check - like watching your diet- go out the door.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Avatar n tn I take it along with Wellbutrin. I just wanted to tell you my experience with this drug.I have struggled with my weight all of my life . I am now 35, 3 children and when i was diagnosed manic-depressive i was on prozac, wellbutrin and taking hi levels of prescription weight loss pills. I was losing my mind but i wasn't losing any weight! When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers.
Avatar f tn Does anyone take Wellbutrin XL with this? How is that working out? I am concerned as take that also.
Avatar n tn The SVR Rate on the TX that I just finish, which was Pegasys with a high Viral load and having bridging fibrosis is about, 74% SVR For Pegasys vs 58% SVR per Rebetron. So I have a good chance of beating it this time. Now days people with genotype 2 have about an 82+% SVR rate.