Paxil vs Wellbutrin

Paxil
(Rx)
Wellbutrin
(Rx)
Paxil is an antidepressant medication.
Wellbutrin is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.5
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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December 29, 1992
December 30, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
310,103 Discussions
284,393 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic
#6 for OCD
#8 for Headaches
#10 for GAD
#11 for Panic Disorder
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
Paxil is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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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Pax
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicide
1
Head Zaps
1
Decreased Libido
1
Drowsiness
1
Wel
Seizures
2
Nausea
1
Dizziness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Psychosis
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Paranoia
1
Hair Loss
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Dry Mouth
1
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Paxil
Pax
Wellbutrin
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Pax
Wel
10
0
Dizziness
Pax
Wel
2
1
Nausea
Pax
Wel
2
1
Sexual Dysfunction
Pax
Wel
1
0
Numbness
Pax
Wel
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Pax
Wel
1
1
Suicide
Pax
Wel
1
0
Head Zaps
Pax
Wel
1
0
Decreased Libido
Pax
Wel
1
0
Drowsiness
Pax
Wel
1
0
Seizures
Wel
Pax
2
0
Nausea
Wel
Pax
1
2
Dizziness
Wel
Pax
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Wel
Pax
1
1
Psychosis
Wel
Pax
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Wel
Pax
1
0
Paranoia
Wel
Pax
1
0
Hair Loss
Wel
Pax
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Wel
Pax
1
0
Dry Mouth
Wel
Pax
1
0
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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D Category D
Before taking Paxil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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 Paxil and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Wellbutrin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 10 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 75 mg, 100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Paroxetine Hcl
Bupropion Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Paxil and Wellbutrin: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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