Common "Bupropion" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Bupropion is an antidepressant. It works by increasing the activity of dopamine and norepinephrine. It comes in both immediate-release and extended-release forms. It is used in the treatment of depression, for quitting smoking, seasonal affective disorder, etc. It is contraindicated in patients with a seizure disorder, alcohol intake, and patients on monoamine oxidase inhibitor. Side effects are constipation, confusion, headache, nausea, seizure, dizziness, sweating, rash, fast heartbeat, etc.

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My dopamine receptors have been desensitized due to excessive internet use. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been a bit stumped because of perhaps being misguided by my research online; hence I thought to ask a doctor about it, not to play a dice roll on my health. I have been tackling and battling depression for a long time. My symptoms have been drastically altered after taking selec...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hi Welcome to I appreciate your interest in the pathogenesis and mechanisms of how these medicines work and their long-term implications. I advise you to limit your internet search as things are way more complex than they appear. It is worthwhile to continue taking the antidepressants...  Read Full »

After taking Bupropion, I experience bedwetting. How to control?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. The medication I take is Bupropion XL 150 mg. I have not wetted the bed since I was 11 years old, because I used to have problems then. For some reason these past few days I have been wetting the bed again. I am not sure what is going on?  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your nocturnal enuresis (involuntary urination at night whilst sleeping). Rest assured it is according to evidence most likely not due to a serious cause and should be fleeting: Bupropion is known to rarely cause bedwetting as a side effect, ...  Read Full »

Can I take two doses of Wellbutrin 150 mg to match up 300 mg dose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on Wellbutrin XL 150 mg per I am going to put up to 300 mg before I do so. Our pharmacy is currently out of 300 mg. They do have a generic brand which I do not like. In cases such as this, is it fine to take 2 doses of the 150 mg to make up the 300 mg? Or is that not po...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Wellbutrin XL ( Bupropion XL) can be increased to 300 mg XL once daily in the morning after you have been taking Wellbutrin XL for at least four days. The dose has to be increased gradually to minimize the risk of side effects like seizures. If Wellbutrin XL 300 mg ...  Read Full »

Can I make my wife pregnant with my penis size?

Query: Hi doctor, Please help me get rid of the following issues. I got married before two months. I have 2.5 inch flaccid penis and when erected it is around 5 inches. Is this normal? Can I make my wife pregnant? While masturbating, I am able to erect up to 5 inches and also produce sperm. But during in...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem. Penis size is not an issue. Because of penis size, your wife will not get any problem with pregnancy. So be relaxed. Your problem is delayed ejaculation, probably due to your anxiety. So I am prescribing you some medications for erectile dysfun...  Read Full »

I am having trouble maintaining an erection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got married last month. I am not able to maintain a strong erection that is needed for penetration. And, my libido is also low nowadays.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. I request you to provide following information so the diagnosis can be made and suitable remedy can be offered. Have you experienced the same issues while masturbating or doing sex in the past? How did the problem start...  Read Full »

My dad smokes bidi daily and is exhibiting changed behavior patterns. How do I help him to quit smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is a daily smoker, smoking about one bundle of bidis daily. How can I help him in quitting his habit? His behavior has changed recently. Should I be worried?   Read Full »

Dr. Shinas Hussain A. P

Answer: Hello, Thank you for choosing icliniq for your healthcare needs. My goal is to make sure your visit goes as smoothly and pleasantly as possible. Smoking cessation is challenging. I suggest the following measures for smoking cessation. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them, and take the...  Read Full »

Does tablet Effexor cause a delay in orgasm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently taking Allegron TCA 75 mg. Previously I was on Effexor, which was good except for delayed orgasm. So my doctor decided to taper and switched me to Allegron. I am currently experiencing anger and overwhelming or sad crying at times. I am not sure if this is from tapering Eff...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You need to gradually taper your tablet Allegron 75 mg (Nortriptyline), and you can take a tablet Wellbutrin (Bupropion hydrochloride) 75 mg. It is one of the best medications that have min...  Read Full »

Can Contrave help in weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am struggling with being overweight, and a friend of mine recommended Contrave to me. Can you tell me about the advantages and disadvantages of the drug? My friend's outcomes were positive, but I would like to know more before considering it.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. All weight-reduction pills are harmful for our health since they create a lot of side effects, including dizziness and other things, and they can also cause significant muscle weakness. Therefore, kindly refrain from ...  Read Full »

Can I use Bupropion and Naltrexone to treat my obesity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old female and weigh 271 pounds. I have been exercising with no noticeable changes. I have tried many fat-melting and alternative medicines, among other things that I cannot even count. Recently, I saw an advertisement for Contrave, and I wanted to ask if I can try it out a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. All weight-loss medications are not good for our health because they can lead to plenty of side effects like dizziness and severe muscle weakness. So, plea...  Read Full »

I want to know if Wellbutrin will help my ADHD. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently taking Wellbutrin for ADHD and I feel like it is not helping me as much. I am feeling depressed. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you continue taking Wellbutrin (Bupropion). I suggest you start taking Sertraline. Initially, with Sertraline, anxiety may occur but you need to stick to Sertraline for better results. Start physical exercise on a daily basis. Av...  Read Full »

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