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FAQ Bupropion

A: Hey,
Bupropion will likely make you feel a little weird. Please don’t take medication that is not prescribed to you by a doctor. There are potential side effects that could cause you harm.

It may be a curiosity to see just what might happen if you take it but you put your self at risk or harm.
Please don’t

Why it is prescribed:
Bupropion or Wellbutrin the brand name is used to relieve mental depression and to help you stop smoking. It is an antidepressant, but some doctors found it useful for the treatment of ADHD. This is off label use for the drug a common and scary practice that I mean to write about for this website.

How it works:
The mode of therapeutic action in ADHD is not known. It is a selective norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and dopamine reuptake inhibitor.
That’s doctor speak for:
This drug is thought to allow some of the chemicals in our brain that make us feel good, to stay in action longer. When you take this drug it will clear your mind and lessen the symptoms of ADHD.

This drug affects systems in the body in a short term manner. The body will alter itself to accommodate the effects of this drug over time. These changes make the desired effects more potent. It takes several weeks for the drug to really kick in and work well.

This drug will likely make you feel pretty level and possibly zombielike. While it is wearing off you may feel irritable and cranky.

Please don’t try drugs that are not for you they can be very dangerous.

a skateboarder with ADHD that learned how to control his symptoms!


Q: What will cause if diabetic eat bupropion pill?
if a person having diabetic , if he takes bupropion any side effects

A: Please see the web pages for more details on Bupropion. Consult your doctor.

Q: Does the drug Bupropion XL 300MG contain any Acetaminophen?
there’s big warning labels on the Tylenol saying not to take it with any other medications containing acetaminophen and i’m not possitive bupropion doesn’t have any in it.

A: None whatsoever.

Q: Why is Wellbutrin (Bupropion) not recommended for people with eating disorders?
Even for those who had them in the past.
I can’t find any info on Google on “why”.
Thank you.

A: Those with eating disorders have an increased chance for getting seizures.
Those taking Wellbutrin also have an increased chance for seizures.
So mixing those is not good.

those who have had eating disorders in the past have a chance at relapsing, just like with any addiction &/or disorder.

Q: how much does welbutrin or bupropion go for on the streets?
$1 a pop?

A: No one is going to want to buy these drugs. People want drugs they can obtain a high from and these drugs don’t achieve that.

Q: What can you tell me about Bupropion?
Why can’t it be cut in half?

A: What would you like to know? It is generic for wellbutrin, wellbutrin comes in SR and XL the 300 mg. has a generic in the extended release, if you are going on it, it is a medication that can not be cut in half or crushed or dissolved. take it w/ food. I am on 450 mg.;s now, but have gone as high as 600 Mg’s and low dose of 150 Mg’s. It is prescribed for depression, but also to help OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, and to help quit smoking. It helped me with all my bad habits (a plus) even changed how liquid tasted, I gave up drinking completely, it changed my obsession with chocolate, gave me will power! It is the best medication I have ever been on, been taking it for over 8 years now. I lost lots of weight with it, got down to a size 3 (yeah) a 118 pounds, that alone could cure depression! What else would you like to know? Edit and I’ll write more, or post from the medication booklet. One bad thing is is causes rapid heart beat and insomnia. It has a pick you up and go effect, I guess that is why I lost weight with it, I was running all the time doing things! Hope this helped some, I think it is the best anti-depressant on the market today (if you have no heart or blood pressure conditions).
Time released Medications can not be broken or crushed or cut in half.>>>>Wellbutrin is available in 3 different dosage forms: a regular tablet called Wellbutrin (taken 3 times per day), a sustained-release tablet called Wellbutrin SR (taken 2 times per day), and an extended-release tablet called Wellbutrin XL (taken once per day). Zyban is also available as an extended-release tablet. Do not chew, crush, or divide the sustained- or extended-release products.
Hope this helps. I found I like to take lower doses spread out than a learge dose at once, less aggitation that way. Too much at once can make you “jumpy” but not a bad thing, just felt like speed kind of, but I don’t like that feeling, so I ttake 300mg. in the early morning and 150 mg. late morning. But it’s time released, so cut in half it is released too fast and cause harm or death with certain medications, not all, just certain ones, ask your pharmacist when picking up an Rx if if can be cut /broken in half or has to be swallowed whole.

AND NEVER take Wellbutrin (or its generic bupropion) or/and most medications with grapefruit juice! (any acidic juices) best to use water. Thanks-hope this helped, the weight loss thing, I looked it up , says it occurs in patients taking 400mg.’s daily in a percentage of case studies, most anti-depressants cause wt gain, this is one that is kind of the opposite.

Q: Can I take Vitamins,Antioxidants, calcium, and fishoil with Wellbutrin(bupropion)?
I take MultiVitamins, Fish Oil, GreenTea Extract pill, Pomagranet Extract Pills, and Calcium Pills. Can I take those while I’m on Wellbutrin(bupropion)?

Thanks for the Help:)

A: I don’t know whether or not you may take those supplements while on Wellbutrin, but I do know that a good person to ask is a pharmacist. Give a call to the pharmacy you use, and ask to speak with the pharmacist. I’ve called Walgreens many times, and they have always been very helpful!

Q: Any street uses for Thioridazine, Haloperidol, Quetiapine, Bupropion, and Amitriptyline?
I’m writing a paper on these psychoactive drugs and I need to know if there are any street uses for them. The first three are anti-psychotic drugs and the second two are anti-depressants. Thanks.

A: Oh for sure. Grind them into a fine powder and sell them on the street as “crank”. You’ll make a fortune..

Q: Bupropion Users Need Feedback on Possible Side Effects?
Hey Ive been taking Bupropion 150mg daily for about 5 weeks now and its seems to help alot with depression, but just recently Ive been feeling weird stuff going on in my brain as if it was out of control. Just wondering if anyone else felt these weird symptoms.

A: Personally that stuff made me lose my mind. i got agoraphobic hid in my room and became more depressed. plus my brain really did feel out of control.

Q: How bad would it be to mix Bupropion HCL SR and a Stress complex pill? I’m also on 5 HTP Hydroxy Tryptonphan.

A: Very bad, if you feel like you really need to mix these things, you should consult your doctor for an alternative treatment to one of them.

All the best.

Q: Switch from fluoxetine to bupropion. Should I feel major anxiety?
Switch from (20mg) fluoxetine to (150) bupropion both 2 daily. I have stopped taking the fluxetine about 3 or 4 days ago. I am feeling major anxiety and depression now. Does it take a while for the bupropion to take affect? I also took Libido Max, which contains yohimbine, horny goat weed, and tribulus. Would these possibly be causing this anxiety?

A: I’m not sure, but is that generic Prozac to generic Wellbutrin? If it is, Wellbutrin doesn’t stop anxiety – and can in fact cause it. They are two different classes of anti-depressants, and you may have withdrawals from the first medication, while it works its way out of your system.

Q: Has anyone switched from bupropion xl to bupropion sr?
did you notice any difference?

A: Yes, I have taken both. I did not notice a difference. However, I will say that by taking the SR, the chances of a seizure are reduced if one is at all worried about this. I was not. I’m just saying if you happen to have a history of seizure problems, then the SR would be a better choice. I hope this is info is helpful.

Q: does anyone know the proper dosage for bupropion Sr?
It’s for quitting smoking.

A: I’m not sure but you might want to try WebMD.com, if that doesn’t help call a doc! Might even try a local urgent care clinic.

Q: Is this a good combo of meds bupropion sr100mg, risperidone2mg, lexapro 20mg?
Just started lexapro 3 weeks ago

A: Sounds like a typical combo. I was on bupropion and risperidone along with depakote at one point. As long as that combo isnt being prescribed by 2 different drs, then you would be fine. Just make sure you know of any and all drug interactions you could run into with any OTC meds with all 3 of those.

Q: Does anyone no if BUPROPION HCL ER 100MG is good for WEIGHT LOST?
its a genatric brand for wellbutrin. does anyone knows what is it actually good for? i been takin it for a month in a half my doc. prescibe it to me

A: Bupropion Hydrochloride is an antidepressant and a smoking deterrent. A common side effect of this medication is weight loss as well as agitation, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, dry mouth and constipation. Taking small frequent meals may be a good idea if you are experiencing weight loss. It is important to take this medication as prescribed and see your doctor if you experience dark urine, light colour stools, hallucinations, severe headache, insomnia, fever and sore throat.

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