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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 8/6/2006 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
 
I ve seen a lot of people here take wellbutrin and Ive never heard of it in england, I don't know if it has a different name.  I was wondering what type of antidepressant it is and how it helps people.  I currently take lexapro and Ive seen that some people take wellbutrin along side this.
I was just curious as Ive never heard of this drug in the UK.
 
Thanks,
Victoria
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dx: IBS 2002, Ulcerative Colitis 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 


susan35
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   Posted 8/6/2006 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Wellbutrin AKA Buproprion is a commonly prescribed antidepressant which works by modifying neurotransmitters in the brain - specifically lowers the chemical dopamine in the brain. A pretty good medication with relatively few sexual side-effects (unlike Prozac and Paxil) - is also used to help quit smoking. Side effects include insomnia, jitteriness and rarely seizures. Needless to say, I am not a doctor and your doctor would be the best person to give you more detailed advice regarding this subject.

els
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   Posted 8/6/2006 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Wellbutrin is an SSRI, it's action it to inhibit reuptake of dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine.  It also goes by the name of Zyban including the name that Susan gave Bupropin.  It is widely used here in the US...I cant find any info re: England. 

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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 8/6/2006 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
No I can't find any info re england either els.  I have many drug books for my nursing but that one isn't in there.
Was just interested as I hear about it so much here.
Thanks for both replying
 
Victoria x
 
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
 
dx: IBS 2002, Ulcerative Colitis 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
 
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg
 
 


stlouiemeg
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   Posted 8/8/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Wellburtin is not an SSRI. "Bupropion is a relatively weak inhibitor of the neuronal uptake of neuroephinephrine and dopamine, and does not inhibit monoamine oxidase or the re-uptake of serotonin." (Complete Prescribing Information for Wellbutrin)
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stlouiemeg
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   Posted 8/8/2006 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
From a bit of googling, I think I ofund some info for you on Bupropion in the UK. http://www.nyrdtc.nhs.uk/docs/nde/bupropion_SR.pdf

It is mainly used for smoking cessation in the UK, but I'm sure if you talk to your doctor he/she can discss it as a possibility. It's been a god send for me...all ther other meds either made me sick, numb, or caused sexual side effects.
Diagonsed Aug. 1, 200...and so it begins....
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els
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   Posted 8/9/2006 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi stlouiemeg, welcome to the depression forum, we are happy to have you.  I will agree to disagree with you on the fact of Wellbutrin being an SSRI and am posting a link explaining this.  Wellbutrin wasnt considered an SSRI for a long time as it did have "weak reuptake effects" however recently it has been added to the list.  Thank you for finding the UK link, I am sure it will be helpful for Victoria.  Take care and I hope you visit us often

http://www.holistic-online.com/remedies/Depression/dep_antidepressant-bupropion.htm


 

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