Question: Samantha Johnson asked... An hour after I take my Wellbutrin I feel so happy and outgoing and am willing to do anything. But after about an hour I feel mean and angry and just want to be left alone. But if my family leaves me alone I feel like they are ignoring me. Does anyone else feel this way? Answer: Dear Samantha, You can find a profile of Wellbutrin in our medications section. In that information, it lists "mental/mood changes" as a side effect that should be reported to your doctor. I looked up more detailed information about Wellbutrin as well. Mania and paranoia were listed as "serious reactions." Please discuss this with your doctor. It's possible that your dosage needs to be adjusted or that you need to change to a different medication. There's no reason to live with these feelings when your doctor should be able to help you. I hope this situation gets resolved for you soon! About ...
Generic Name: BUPROPION SUSTAINED-RELEASE (ANTIDEPRESSANT) -
ORAL Pronounced: (bue-PROE-pee-on) Wellbutrin SR Oral Precautions
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Before taking bupropion, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
eating disorders (e.g., bulimia, anorexia nervosa)
This medication should not be used if you are suddenly
stopping regular use of sedatives (e.g., benzodiazepines such as lorazepam) or
alcohol, which can cause a higher risk of seizures.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
How long does withdrawal from Zoloft take, and are there any serious side effects that will damage the brain? As far as we know, SSRI withdrawal does not cause permanent damage. But it feels like a bad flu, so it's not fun. The withdrawal is based on two factors: the half-life of the drug and the "potency" of the drug. The short half-life drugs such as Paxil tend to produce worse withdrawal than longer half-life drugs, such as Prozac. Many psychiatrists take advantage of the long half-life of Prozac and prescribe a single dose to treat withdrawal from the other SSRIs. Importantly, there is cross-coverage from other drugs. Stopping Paxil cold will produce withdrawal, but switching Paxil to Zoloft, for example, should protect you from it. In addition, this withdrawal effect is (mostly) limited to serotonergic antidepressants. Wellbutrin is not expected to have this effect.
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