Treatment: Wellbutrin (Bupropion, Zyban)

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Wellbutrin (Bupropion, Zyban)

Wellbutrin (also known under the generic name buproprion and another brand name, Zyban), is a brand-name drug that is usually prescribed to manage the symptoms of depression. Wellbutrin may also be prescribed to help people quit smoking, treat bipolar disorder, manage symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Wellbutrin affects chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters, which send messages back and forth, and particularly impacts the neurotransmitter called dopamine. Wellbutrin can cause side effects, including vomiting or nausea, tremors, feeling dizzy, headaches, and dryness of the mouth. People taking Wellbutrin may also feel unusually excitable or experience weight loss.

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made me lose weight and have seizures 2/17/2015 at 12:27 AM
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Taken to counter side effects of venlafaxine. Has been worthwhile.3/16/2013 at 12:39 PM
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No, should never be taken, horrible SIDE EFFECTS!4/21/2012 at 09:23 PM
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it worked the best of any medications I tried, I felt the best I had in years when used in conjunction with Lamictal - but the Wellbutrin took a very long time to adjust to accessing short term memory recall issues. It was worth it in the long run, given no weight gain, my depression was lifted for the first time that I could remember in over 40 years, but it took about a year before I could recall what was said by someone five minutes earlier.12/16/2011 at 03:59 PM
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I have been taking it due to anxiety and depression so it was not given to me specifically to treat my ADHD10/25/2010 at 08:05 AM
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Last updated on Feb 17 2015 at 00:26
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