Bupropion vs Wellbutrin for Bipolar Disorder

Bupropion
(Rx)
Wellbutrin
(Rx)
Bupropion is an antidepressant medication.
Wellbutrin is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
3.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 30, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
25,999 Discussions
286,252 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Smoking
#4 for Tiredness
#6 for ADHD
#7 for Weight Loss
#10 for Addiction
#11 for ADD
#12 for Social Anxiety
#14 for Panic Attacks
Bupropion is prescribed for Depression and Smoking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Smoking
#4 for Tiredness
#7 for Weight Loss
#8 for ADHD
#9 for ADD
#10 for Panic Attacks
#11 for Addiction
#12 for OCD
#15 for Panic
#16 for Mood Swings
#17 for Social Anxiety
Wellbutrin is prescribed for Depression and Smoking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety and Tiredness, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bup
Seizures
9
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Drowsiness
2
Dry Mouth
2
Psychosis
2
Suicidal behavior
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Suicide
1
Paranoia
1
Wel
Seizures
5
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Suicidal behavior
2
Psychosis
2
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Paranoia
1
Hair Loss
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Dry Mouth
1
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Seizures
Bup
Wel
9
5
Nausea
Bup
Wel
4
4
Dizziness
Bup
Wel
3
3
Drowsiness
Bup
Wel
2
0
Dry Mouth
Bup
Wel
2
1
Psychosis
Bup
Wel
2
2
Suicidal behavior
Bup
Wel
1
2
High Blood Pressure
Bup
Wel
1
0
Suicide
Bup
Wel
1
0
Paranoia
Bup
Wel
1
1
Seizures
Wel
Bup
5
9
Nausea
Wel
Bup
4
4
Dizziness
Wel
Bup
3
3
Suicidal behavior
Wel
Bup
2
1
Psychosis
Wel
Bup
2
2
Suicidal Thoughts
Wel
Bup
1
0
Paranoia
Wel
Bup
1
1
Hair Loss
Wel
Bup
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Wel
Bup
1
0
Dry Mouth
Wel
Bup
1
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Wellbutrin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Bupropion and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Wellbutrin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 75 mg, 100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Bupropion Hcl
Bupropion Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Bupropion and Wellbutrin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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| terry
hi, I started wellbutrin 4 days ago and have no side effects what so ever, but also have not experienced any improvement in depression, but I may need more time on the medication to take effect, I am getting nervous with the medication a little because will help because I feel so much like crap , I just want to stop feeling depressed.
bells
December 7, 2015
I do not know many people who found that to be useful. trazedone might be one to try?

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