Medication and Drugs
Wellbutrin and Zyban
Effexor (Venlafaxine)
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Paxil (Paroxetine)
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An antidepressant is a drug used to treat depression and dysthymia. Antidepressants are controversially used to treat other conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, chronic pain and eating disorder.

Asked in ADD-ADHD, Medication and Drugs, Wellbutrin and Zyban, Antidepressants

Can Wellbutrin treat ADHD?

It depends greatly on your situation. From collected experiences that you can see in the discussion feature of this question, most people seem pleased with the way it eases the ADHD symptoms. There are side effects though, and a few people have had some increase in edginess or anxiety (and far fewer have experienced agitation). The best way for you to know is to talk with your doctor, and if this treatment is ok for your situation, give it a try...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Lexapro, Antidepressants

How long do Lexapro withdrawal symptoms last?

Two of the most likely possibilities are: If you suddenly stop taking Lexapro, you may feel like you have the flu. You also might have trouble sleeping, have an upset stomach, have shock-like sensations in the arms and hands, feel dizzy, or feel nervous. This usually begins within 1 to 10 days after you stop taking Lexapro. It is not dangerous or life threatening and usually goes away within one week. Not everyone who stops taking antidepressants experiences this syndrome, and it...
Asked in Mental Health, Antidepressants

What is the maximum daily dose for amitriptyline?

Maximum Dosage depending on age and for what reason you are taking it. For pain relief a lower dose of 10 - 20 mg is recommended. For Depression/Anxiety/Sleep Problems a maximum of 200 mg can be described. Patients in hospital can be prescribed up tp 300mg through an injection. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Illegal Drugs, Drug Interactions, Marijuana, Antidepressants, Zoloft

What happens when you mix Zoloft with marijuana?

Here's a link to a forum I found on google.while one person says there is no reaction, several more say they had panic attacks, had to be rushed to the hospital, or had some other adverse reaction. ...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Seroquel, Antidepressants

Are any of the anti depressants narcotics?

Antidepressants are not narcotics. Legally a "narcotic" is either an opioid like heroin or morphine or it is cocaine/crack. Medically the term "narcotic" only refers to opioid analgesics. Most doctors and scientists do not like using the word narcotic because most people do not understand exactly what a narcotic is. An antidepressant is not a narcotic nor is it a drug of abuse. Antidepressants are not controlled substances and drug seeking behaviour has not been scene in people taking antidepressants. It can be...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Antidepressants, Neuropharmacology

Is bupropion a tricyclic antidepressant?

No. Bupropion (aka Wellbutrin) is known as an atypical antidepressant in that it prevents the reuptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine (to a lesser extent). Typical tricyclic antidepressants only block reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine. It's unique dopamine reuptake inhibition capability allows it to be used to treat nicotine addiction (marketed as Zyban) and, to some extent, attention deficit disorder. Furthermore, it lacks the classic three ring chemical structure of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Here are a list of some common TCAs: imipramine (tofranil) amitriptyline (Elavil/Endep) doxepin (adapin) nortrypyline...
Asked in Health, Medication and Drugs, Antidepressants

What is the lethal dose of Remeron?

There isn't one. Mirtazapine a.k.a. Remeron is a so-called NASSA drug, even harder to commit suicide with than SSRI medicines. There have been a few studies, where people have ingested doses from 600 mg to even 2200 mg. Only a few experienced arrhythmia, but apart from that, there were no severe symptoms. This is very individual though, there are some reported deaths from mirtazapine overdose, but it is highly unlikely that one could commit suicide with this medicine. As with all prescription, they...
Asked in Antidepressants

List of anti psycotic drugs?

Abilify, Clozaril, Geodon, Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa
Asked in Drug Side Effects, Antidepressants

How long does the citalopram side effects last?

Adverse effects observed with citalopram are in general mild and transient. They are most prominent during the first one or two weeks of treatment and usually attenuate as the depressive state improves ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Antidepressants, Nerve Pain

Is amitriptyline good for nerve pain?

Yes, it is prescribed for neuropathic pain and can be very effective. As always, each of us react differently to meds, so your reaction may be different than mine. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Lexapro, Xanax, Antidepressants

Are Xanax and Lexapro similar?

Xanax and Lexapro are similar in that they are both approved to treat anxiety, but their mechanism of action and indications for use are somewhat different. Xanax is a benzodiazepine a class of drugs with many medical applications often prescribed for anxiety. Xanax is FDA approved to (1) treat acute anxiety states, (2) for the management of anxiety disorders, (3) for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, and (4) for anxiety associated with depression. Benzodiazepines, particularly Xanax, act very quickly, typically providing relief...
Asked in ADD-ADHD, Strattera, Medication and Drugs, Antidepressants, ADD-ADHD Non-Stimulant Medication

Has anyone tried Welbutrin and Strattera for an ADHD child?

I was an ADHD child mom tried everything to calm me down the worse it got the more depressed I got. one day I guess it was a cry for help or i am lucky that i didn't know what I was doing i tried to slice my wrist. that got me put in the hospital. after weeks of evaluations they put me on welbutrin and it helped i went from cs and d's to a's and b's. I did...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Lexapro, Antidepressants

How long should you wait after going off Lexapro before you try to get pregnant.?

Asked in Antidepressants, Medication and Drugs, Animal Parasites

What interactions do cholinesterase inhibitors have?

Some cholinesterase inhibitors should be used with caution in persons with asthma or lung disease, as cholinesterase inhibitors may interact with theophylline, a drug commonly used to treat both conditions. ...
Asked in Antidepressants, Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Can you take Effexor and meloxicam together?

Effexor has the potential to increase the blood-thinning effect of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This puts you at greater risk for bleeding if you take these two drugs together. Your doctor should monitor you closely. You need to contact the doctor immediately if you have increased bleeding of your gums, heavy menstrual flow, nosebleeds, bruising, dark or red urine or dark or red stool. ...
Asked in Drug Side Effects, Antidepressants, Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Is eye twitching a side effect of Effexor XR?

Yes, that can happen. Assuming your doctor prescribed the drug, you should let him or her know of any side effects you experience. ...
Asked in Antidepressants, Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Can you die from stopping Effexor cold turkey?

I'm not a doctor, but based on my research...unless you have some underlying won't die, you'll just wish you would. Stopping Effexor is a hard thing to do, even if you do titrate the dose. It's just the nature of that medication. I have stopped Effexor cold turkey in the past and I experienced headaches, nausea, diarrhea, disturbing dreams, night sweats, flu-like symptoms, vertigo, and extreme irritation. Other people have stopped the medication slowly and experienced the same things when they took...
Asked in Antidepressants, Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Are headaches common while taking Triphasil for birth control and Effexor for anxiety or depression?

I don't know what the correlation is between birth control and anxiety/depression medication but I do know that one of the side effects of taking the birth control pill is headaches, especially when you first start taking it. I agree with anonymous above, headaches is a common side effect when first taking the pill. I am on my second pack and my headaches can get pretty bad. As far as the anxiety/depression medication, you might want to ask your doctor but if...
Asked in Antidepressants, Effexor (Venlafaxine)

Is Effexor covered by Medicaid?

I have Medicaid & was prescribed Effexor XR & Medicaid did pay for it. ...
Asked in Menstruation, Antidepressants, Prednisone

Can prednisolone tablets delay your menstrual cycle?

The side effects of prednisone include: 1) Unpredictable effect (stress, well-being, anxiety, depression, restlessness, etc.) on mood. People who are suffering from mental illness or those who are having weak mental health are at highest risk of experiencing mood swings. 2) Dizziness, vomiting and insomnia 3) Acne 4) Steroid also causes chemical imbalance in our body and changes sugar level in blood, along with change in other chemicals such as calcium, potassium, water, etc. 5) Increased hunger and weight gain 6) Weakened healing ability of body...