Can wellbutrin sr be cut in half

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Avatar f tn Followed up yet again with my doctor, he definetly says this is all related to depression and anxiety and put me on Wellbutrin SR 150 mg twice a day, and is going to add Buspar if in a month I don't feel better. My hubby and I are planning on trying to get pregnant soon, so that's why we aren't trying Xanax or anything like that. Anyways, I am on day 5 of the Wellbutrin, and the past two nights I have had some trouble sleeping.
Avatar m tn It wasnt until two days ago that I called my doctor and she said to stop cutting the XL in half immediately. The next day I took a Wellbutrin 150 MG SR pill I had left over, and I had a similar reaction. I have been cold turkey for two days. For all of the days that I was cutting the 300 MG in half, I had NO erections and was unable to obtain one. I think I read that too much seratonin can kill your sexual function.
Avatar n tn Is it Wellbutrin XR or SR, I just can't remember. But he said it would hit me too hard if I cut them in half.
1691275 tn?1322331107 I cut the wellbutrin dose in half 5 days ago. I've asked my girlfriend to watch be very closely in terms of mood, attitude and behavior. She knows everything about me of course, even that I am diagnosed with BPD II, the less severe form of bipolar disorder.Btw, the Well at 450 mg/day certainly--drives me at least into a hypomanic state of sorts. (Again frankly, part of that was wanting to have sex with everyone all the time.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn I had that clenched-if-you-say-one-more-word-I'll-scream feeling from the moment I woke up to the moment I fell asleep (which it usually took 2 hours to drift off). I told my OB and he convinced me to try Wellbutrin SR. I take 150mg in the morning and 150mg in the evening. It's less expensive than XL - I have to pay cash for it. Within 2 weeks the meds had decreased my tension significantly. Irritability, stomach upset, headaches, and dry mouth are the most common side effects.
Avatar n tn I am on day 8 of starting Wellbutrin SR 100 mg's twice a day for severe anxiety. I know I need to give this 6-8 weeks to work, but how long do I deal with the side increased anxiety and a little depression now too!? I really want to throw the towel in but will not. I also was given Xanax .5 mg to take 3 times a day as needed. I have been fighting to take it so I don't get addicted! If I would take the Xanax to help deal with the anxiety...
Avatar n tn Try to cut you food into 3'rds and only eat 2/3 then see if you can cut it into a half out portions in America are so huge and we often feel obligated to finish what is on our plates. Eating smaller meals more often in the day has show a positive affect on weight. I am a student almost finished with a degree in exercise physiology and I am not sure if you have considered more exercise, even a walk in you neighborhood?
Avatar n tn Side Effects of Wellbutrin Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Wellbutrin. Seizures are perhaps the most worrisome side effect. Wellbutrin was temporarily removed from the market after its initial release due to the occurrence of seizures in some patients.
Avatar n tn I am day 3 of taking half of a tablet of Wellbutrin SR 150 mg (so in essence am taking 75 mg in the morning). I am very dizzy, have vision issues (distortions would be the best way to describe them), and feel somewhat naseous. I slept 12 hours last night. I am very cold for awhile and then I get very hot. Has anyone had any of these withdrawal effects and if so, how long can I expect them to last. Thanks for any help.
Avatar n tn It worked wonders for me (it was during a pregnancy and stressful time), unfortunately the weight gain (ENORMOUS appetite - insatiable) and low libido are more than I can tolerate now. My doctor has put me on 100 mg Wellbutrin SR once a day to take along with my Zoloft (which I take at night). Today is the first day I have taken it. I HATE taking new medication, which I guess isn't a aurprise given my anxiety. Zoloft has helped a lot with the "what ifs" thinking.
Avatar n tn I have been on Wellbutrin SR 300mg for 1 month. I currently have lost 6 pounds over the period of time. I previously was on Celexa and gained that 5 or 6 pounds. I suffer from Depression and complusive eating. I find that the Wellbutrin has helped with the binges and complusiving thinking of food. However, my question is if anyone has lost weight on Wellbutrin sr 300mg, how long did it take to lose the weight and how much?
Avatar n tn Wellbutrin is one of the current antidepressants that doesn't claim it's action from serotonin uptake inhibition. It's the closest the pharmo's have come to addressing the other neurotransmitter AND the endorphin issue with non-addictive/abuse potential drugs. Currently they are working on a new crop that is more specific. Two years ago the doc switched my very ADHD son from ritalin which is essentially speed with a much shorter half life than amphetamine / methamphetamine, to weelbutrin.
Avatar n tn Though valid reasons, I do think that Wellbutrin XL is playing a factor. You're not alone, but it might be a good idea to see a doctor.
581210 tn?1220838380 Allegra-D ER Singulair 10mg Vistaril 100mg Wellbutrin SR 150mg Motrin as needed in the day (took 600mg after lunch today) Vicodin 500mg as needed (taking 1 as bedtime) None of these would be hard for me to quit as far as withdrawal goes, but I went to an allergist and know what my allergies are. You might as well say I'm allergic to air or to breathing.
Avatar n tn Yes, it can be all due to your nervous system. All...every last faint feeling or tingle can be brought on by nerves. I know, I've had them all. From the most benign to the most debilitating. Please, please do yourselves a huge favor. Whether you continue to search for a medical answer among specialists, or whether you have exhausted that and have been advised to use mood enhancers to help you, do one thing: Go out and find a copy of "Hope and Help for your Nerves" by Dr.
Avatar f tn I've been afraid to take that much, and you're not supposed to cut them in half. Has any one else been on that high a dose of 450mg? Or have you heard of it? It's also supposed to be taken 8 hours apart, but the doc wrote it for me to take 300mg in the morning and another 150mg at noon. I don't get up at 4am. I can't talk to him about this because he has another office in another town, and the place where I see him he is only there on Fridays.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hello Tramadol Warriors! Top 'o the evening to you and welcome. We're glad you found us! You can do this.
Avatar n tn While it is true that there is some liver risk associated with Wellbutrin SR for patients with severe cirrhosis of the liver, some hepatotoxicity can be said to occur with virtually all pharmaceutical drugs and some contaminated natural remedies as well, within this group of patients. I have been taking Wellbutrin SR150 once daily for 5 years and my liver function tests continue to me normal.
544292 tn?1268886268 This thread is full of helpful and kind people who want to help you get off this terrible drug. Please snuggle in and make yourself comfy. I know you can do it!
470217 tn?1360568961 After work it was about 38 hours since the lady half a Tram, and I decided to take half a Zoloft and a Wellbutrin. Did not notice any effect. I had a meeting to attend, did that, came home. Took a shower and a nice long nap. I've been lucky and my kids have wanted to snuggle and nap in the afternoons. This sleep comes much easier than at night. Gah. I'm not really kicking, but I'm tossing and turning and yawning an stretching and...all over again.
Avatar m tn I should add that the week before withdrawal, I was mistakenly cutting the Wellbutrin XL tablets in half and taking them all at once with the Lexapro. This happened for 6 days before my Physicians Assistant told me my mistake, that cutting XL tablets releases them immediately. During the six days I had heart palpitations, was sweaty, nauseous, anxiety, and felt terrible. I was essentially overdosing on the Wellbutrin combined with lexapro.
498656 tn?1213450519 In these patients, a reduced frequency and/or dose is required. WELLBUTRIN SR should be used with caution in patients with hepatic impairment (including mild to moderate hepatic cirrhosis) and reduced frequency and/or dose should be considered in patients with mild to moderate hepatic cirrhosis. All patients with hepatic impairment should be closely monitored for possible adverse effects that could indicate high drug and metabolite levels. Glad to see you're seeing a Hepatologist.
Avatar n tn It hasn't gotten any worse and it does look like its getting lighter and starting to go away but my question is how long will it take the rash to go away completely? How long will the Effexor still be in my system and could it be possible for it to spread to another area until it completely goes away? I had my dermatologist look at it and he thought it was probably the medication.
Avatar m tn my new dr put me on only 5 mg adderall upped me to 50 mg prozac and a month later dded wellbutrin sr 150 mg in am and cutting back on prozac today as dr had told me to drop down from 50 to 10 before i went on vacation,but i didnt want to freak out so i stayed on the 50 out of adderall for a few days so hope i have no efects from that...wellbutrin is causing me to have tummy fat so im cutting back to 150 mg dr didnt want to see me for 4 months..
Avatar n tn I was put on Paxil CR about 5 months ago for panic attacks. I decided I want to stop taking it because it makes me feel extremely unmotivated, tired and lazy. I have an 18 month old baby - and need all of my energy for him. My doctor told me to just stop taking it... I listened, and have been feeling very lightheaded, also, my head feels like it's sort of pulsating - it doesn't hurt - it's more of a strange sensation.
Avatar n tn The Vicoden can be tapered depending on how much you are taking in degrees. Cut in half, then in quarters, etc. But never, ever stop cold turkey or the result could be extremely distructive. Anyone on Steroids - go to and type in STEROID WARNING NETWORK and then go to Home and then to Current Message Board. Loads of info on that and you can ask these Med questions there, as well. Very helpful individuals and knowledgeable from experience, etc.
Avatar f tn I did some more research and discovered that there can be a significant reaction between paxil (and to a lesser extent, wellburitin) and stimulant meds. When I mentioned the sleepy feeling you had sounded more like an overdose - that now makes sense. Here is a link to info on the interactions - and its easy to google to find more info.
429155 tn?1205676864 Unable to gauge my mood, seems you are never sure if it's you or the oxycraptin, I have read that it can take a year to really be out of your system and that it can damage thre neuro-transmitters. Friday 14:30 legs and arms not to bad, have been for a long drive and a couple of walks, a funny low emotional feeling sometimes sweeps over me when I visit the past. I then have to keep busy and not dwell ( this helps ).