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Strattera vs. Wellbutrin for ADHD

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Strattera

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Other Names: Atomoxetine

Wellbutrin

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Other Names: Bupropion   Wellbutrin XL   Zyban   Wellbutrin SR   Budeprion
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Atomoxetine is a drug approved for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor or NRI, not to be confused with selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Serotonin... 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 corey
December 10, 2014
corey wrote
strattera kidney pain
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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 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 sea
March 3, 2014
sea wrote
possible side effects
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By Amanda
February 23, 2014
Amanda wrote
Son, 9 years, started peepee and poopy accidents after 1 year on Straterra.
My step son is 12 years old and has been on Strattera for 6 months. Indeed it does seem to have a mutating effect. Initially he had no problem with insomnia and his concentration improved. Now his concentration level has diminished and he is very restless at night. He has been taking 60 mg at night but I'm switching it to the morning now before trying alternative meds.
Wil  |  October 23, 2014
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By Lass
December 26, 2013
Lass wrote
strattera and cipralex
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By fkassir@hotmail.com
December 22, 2013
fkassir@hotmail.com wrote
strattera bad taste can be masked with flavor drops
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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 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 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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What patients are saying about Strattera vs. Wellbutrin

4,514 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Strattera kept me up at night. Wellbutrin worked for a bit...
...you guys with reading (focus/comprehension)? Strattera kept me up at night. Wellbutrin worked for a bit then...
on the Strattera. He has had no side effects and has had...
...on it!! He was on Wellbutrin before the Strattera ...also had a severe allergic reaction to the Wellbutrin, so we started him on the Strattera. He has had no side effects and has had many...
on Strattera, was on Wellbutrin before to help the symptoms...
...Scatterbrained! I am on Strattera, was on Wellbutrin before to help the symptoms of depression... Wellbutrin ...than before! The Strattera seems to be working out though, they started me on ...
with Straterra. While it helped calm me, it did nothing...
...started with Straterra. While it helped calm me, it ...and made me sleepy. I switched to Wellbutrin which I like better because I'm no l...
for cognition and concentration, but made my depression...
...Wellbutrin caused problems for ...school I discontinued it, and noticed an immediate improvement! I switched to Strattera which was GREAT for cognition and concentration, but made my depression ...
(NE) i think, well i have heard it makes depression...
...believe. Wellbutrin makes me irrtible, they need to do some work on other meds. Strattera (NE) i think, well i have heard it makes ...1mg. It usally comes in 20mg 30mg 60mg caps. I was on 30...
well and feeling fine. I'm having lots of vivid dreams...
...to the Strattera or cutting back on the Wellbutrin helped and now I'm sleeping well and feeling fine. I'm having lots of vivid dreams but that was not uncommon before the Strattera. I'm...
wellbutrin gives me no major side effects (lately though...
...wellbutrin myself, the Strattera she (nurse practitioner) originally prescribed gave me unacceptable sexual side effects. The wellbutrin gives me no major side effects (lately though I...
switched from Strattera to Wellbutrin? Hello there;...
...anyone switched from Strattera to Wellbutrin? Hello there; I'm wondering if anyone has switched from Strattera to Wellbutrin. I'm considering ...side effects. Strattera did work for ...
I had horrible side effects with the Strattera. Headaches,...
...months. I have switched off of the strattera and am now ...Welbutrin. I've had no problems with the Welbutrin. But I had horrible side effects with the Strattera. Headaches, nausea, insomnia,...
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