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Chantix vs. Wellbutrin for Smoking

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Chantix

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Other Names: Champix   Varenicline

Wellbutrin

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Other Names: Bupropion   Wellbutrin XL   Zyban   Wellbutrin SR   Budeprion
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Varenicline (trade name Chantix in the USA and Champix in Canada, Europe and other countries, marketed by Pfizer, usually in the form of varenicline tartrate), is a prescription medication used to treat smoking addiction. Varenicline st... Read more on Wikipedia
Bupropion ( marketed as Wellbutrin, Zyban, Voxra, Budeprion, or Aplenzin and formerly known as amfebutamone) is an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. The drug is a non-tricyclic antidepressant and di... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Kiley
January 23, 2015
Kiley wrote
Wellbutrin made my Vulvodynia go away
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By Sammy
October 17, 2014
Sammy wrote
Decongestants have similar anti depressive effects as Wellbutrin in some people.
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By Worried
October 2, 2014
Worried wrote
Fetzima and Menstrual Cycle
I am on my 5th day of taking the Fetzima Initial starter pack. I am also late with my cycle. I've been cramping for a week, yet no bleeding. I am now almost a week late now, but, I'm not always on a 28 day cycle. I used to work for an OB-GYN practice, and if someone of child bearing years reached day 33 and had not started their cycle, we'd have them take a pregnancy test. If you haven't been sexually active, I'd be inclined to relate this symptom to the Fetzima. I want to say on drugs.com th
Similar issue  |  December 19, 2014
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By Antlion
September 9, 2014
Antlion wrote
Aphasia
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By kytroutman
August 17, 2014
kytroutman wrote
Itching
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By June
July 9, 2014
June wrote
Wellbutrin generic
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By Denise
May 19, 2014
Denise wrote
Librax/Bupropion combination
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By Mandy
March 20, 2014
Mandy wrote
chantix
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By sea
March 3, 2014
sea wrote
possible side effects
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By dog d
December 25, 2013
dog d wrote
chantix
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By Willie DeJarnette
December 3, 2013
Willie DeJarnette wrote
Zoloft Weight Loss
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By Dawn
November 22, 2013
Dawn wrote
Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
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WTF is HTP?
WTF  |  September 4, 2014
What is 5HTP?
5HTP  |  September 4, 2014
Never taken it
July 8, 2014
what is htp?
star  |  April 14, 2014
Dawn thank you so much for sharing your experience, I have been affraid to try the st. johns wort and 5htp because they say you can get seretonin syndrome. I definitely want to give this a try. Have you found any research about this? Thanks in advance for your help
Devin  |  January 3, 2014
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
be careful
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Same here - went on it once, (Budeprion XL) 3 weeks later got costochronitis... went on it a year later, and got the same result. After that, I had issues digesting gluten. I had no issues prior or took any medication prior.
Wes  |  August 7, 2014
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By Natalie
October 31, 2013
Natalie wrote
Wellbutrin / Menstrual Cycle
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Wellbutrin also exacerbated my menstrual cycle.
October 1, 2014
I started taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg about a year ago. I'm quiet diligent in tracking my menstrual cycle and noticed after taking it for a few weeks that my period never came. I got the bloated feeling, cramps, swallon breasts but no period. Two weeks late, my period finally arrived. Since then I've had no problems at all though. My period is right on track every month. Guess it was just my body/hormone getting used to the medication.
Caroline  |  January 8, 2014
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By Ram B.
October 24, 2013
Ram B. wrote
ALS possibly linked to Chantix?
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By Nicole
October 14, 2013
Nicole wrote
Wellbutrin and Orgasms (the good and the bad)
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As a man, I have noticed that I cannot have an erection. I can still masturbate and orgasm but not get hard. I am also starting Trazodone. I know it's for sleep problems; but does that aid in erections? Let me know.Thanks.
Siegfried  |  October 5, 2014
OMG I thought it was just me. Was on it previously and noticed an increase in libido and orgasm strength. Went off it for 2 years and encountered very weak and hars to reach climax. Back on it again now and they are amazing again!
Jeannie  |  September 23, 2014
Hi Nicole, my names Jonathan. I know the feeling you are talking about it's become a real problem for me, but for me the weak orgasm or absence of the "peak" climax is ocuring for me while being on bupropion 300 xl. It was such a problem for me that I completely lost interest in even trying to have sexual relations or masturbation because it was too much work for very little results. The trade of was that it was working well on the depression and I noticed more energy, better outlook on things
Jonathan  |  June 18, 2014
It's okay, it's coming back but for me it was great before I stopped
Been there  |  March 27, 2014
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By Jewels
October 5, 2013
Jewels wrote
Chantix
its sad as i read this, im a smoker,.. and i feel bad for your husband, did you want him to stop smoking?were you pestering him to stop? then when he reached out for help, now your complaining bout this to,give him a smoke and leave him alone ... im sure you have sum type of bad habit.... smh...
conie  |  December 21, 2014
maybe it is the withdrawal from nicotine that these men's bodies where going through that caused the 'tudes, added with the breaking of a 20 year habit. im on chantix as we speak. yeah, im an ass, but hey, i havent used tobacco in 10 days, and i had a habit of a can of skoal and a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years. for the first 2 days after quiting, i felt like my best friend of 20 years had suddenly fell off the earth; no one (the one being the tobacco) to hang out with after a meal, t
mal  |  February 8, 2014
Hearing this is bitter sweet because now I know this is a shared experience. I however am the husband who was taking chantix. I didn't notice any of the irrability or anger until I my wife and I attempted to have intercourse. I had no stimulation where I usually had to much. This drug controls my thoughts and actions and thankfully got off of it and am starting to become my old self again. Although libido is still not as strong and moods are still as you mentioned. How long until you
Tyler  |  January 21, 2014
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By Eva Cagle
September 14, 2013
Eva Cagle wrote
Wellbutrin and arthritis
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By Emtmelissa
September 14, 2013
Emtmelissa wrote
Another positive for Wellbutrin
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Has anyone gained weight on this medication
lucy  |  September 8, 2014
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By Patient like you
September 13, 2013
Patient like you wrote
Wellbutrin
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By Mag
August 20, 2013
Mag wrote
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy from Welbutrin?
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By Jarvis Johnson
August 14, 2013
Jarvis Johnson wrote
Swollen feet
Same thing with me yesterday afternoon it started to swell. This morning they're so swollen I'm in pain walking, sitting, raising them and even tried to ace bandage the fluid. Nothing has worked. Tinkling in lower legs began an hour ago. Might have to go to ER except I don't have insurance
Lynn  |  September 16, 2014
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By Northern PA guy
August 14, 2013
Northern PA guy wrote
Chantix made me very sick
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What patients are saying about Chantix vs. Wellbutrin

2,338 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Then I took Chantix and my desire to smoke went away in one...
...meds.? The reason I ask is I used Wellbutrin to curb smoking. It helped but didn't help my depression. Then I took Chantix and my desire to smoke went away in ...my Chantix experience...
for 12 weeks and have severe muscle cramps and joint pain...
...on Chantix for 12 weeks and have severe muscle cramps and joint pain. Has anyone stopped Chantix and started Wellbutrin?? ...
Yes, Chantix and Wellbutrin both had weird side effects for...
Welcome to the forum! Yes, Chantix and Wellbutrin both had weird side effects for me and didn't last long. Gum was nasty and patches were a joke, I smoked...
Welbutrin before I took Chantix, which by the way neither...
I took Welbutrin before I took Chantix, which by the way neither one helped to keep me quit for good, but I agree with leafyfro above.......ALWAYS listen to...
Chantix you must take Wellbutrin at the same time for...
...worked immediately, but there are side affects that were not so good. I have to tell you that while you are taking Chantix you must take ...Even with the side affects that happened I would take...
I used it 2x the first time it worked...smoking tatsed...
Wellbutrin?? I used it 2x the first time it worked...smoking tatsed horrible!! Stick to ...and my lips swelled up like ballons! Now I a...
be taken off due to hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis...
I tried chantix and after two weeks had to be taken off due to hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis. Funny thing is it ...tried everything. Even my wellbutri...
I had tried Wellbutin and it didn't help at all. I've tried...
I had tried Wellbutin and it didn't help at all. I've tried being hypnotized, what a joke LOL. But this Chantix really works. I'm glad that there...
drug. This time I'm using Wellbutrin, and so far so good
I tried Chantix twice--first time no side effects, and I quit for ...Second time, I got depressed and had dark ...drug. This time I'm using Wellbutrin, and so...
I first went on wellbutrin it did help supress my appetite,...
...supress my appetite, but of course my mind overrode that. But I do know drs also give it out for those who want to quit smoking too. I used chantix for a f...
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