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Wellbutrin is a commonly prescribed antidepressant in the US and is also known by its generic name Bupropion. It has been prescribed in the US since 1985 as a treatment for depression. Although some doctors also use it to help patients looking to give up smoking, as well as for other off-label treatments which you can read more about below.
One of the reasons that doctors prescribe Wellbutrin over other kinds of antidepressants like SNRIs and SSRIs is that they minimize the risk of unwanted side effects such as sexual dysfunction, and weight gain. However, it is important to note that Wellbutrin can cause seizures in some people, and that is why it’s crucial to only take it under medical guidance.
Unlike most antidepressants which tend to be SSRIs or SNRIs, Wellbutrin belongs to a type of drug known as norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs). NDRIs increase levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
What is Wellbutrin Prescribed For?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the prescribing of Wellbutrin for the treatment of two conditions. The first is major depressive disorder (MDD), while the second is seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Medical professionals can also prescribe Wellbutrin for other uses as well. This is what is known as off-label use. The off-label uses of Wellbutrin include helping with obesity, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. PTSD and social anxiety disorder are also off-label uses for Wellbutrin.
How Does Wellbutrin Work?
Wellbutrin works on the substances in the brain that carry signals between neurons. These are known as Neurotransmitters and they are vital to regulating our moods.
Wellbutrin acts on the way our bodies make neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.
Having the right amount of dopamine is crucial because it plays a major role in many vital functions like mood, sleep, pleasure, motivation, and learning.
While having the right amount of norepinephrine is important because it is what keeps your body focused, alert and primed for action. Indeed, too little norepinephrine can lead to conditions such as ADHD, while too much can lead to anxiety.
What Are The Side Effects of Wellbutrin?
While Wellbutrin can be beneficial for those with the conditions mentioned above, it does have some side effects that may occur and of which you need to be aware.
Remember to see your doctor right away if you notice any of the following side effects.
The most common side effects of Wellbutrin include dry mouth, hyperventilation, anxiety, irritability, irregular heartbeat, restlessness, difficulty getting to sleep and shaking.
Some of the less common side effects of Wellbutrin include severe headaches, skin rashes, itching or hives, and a ringing or buzzing in the ears.
Very rarely, Wellbutrin may cause side effects such as difficulties concentrating, seizures, extreme distrust of people, fainting, hallucinations, paranoia and confusion.
Frequently asked questions
Can you get Wellbutrin over the counter?
No, Wellbutrin is not a medicine that you can buy over the counter at your pharmacists. Instead, you have to have a prescription for Wellbutrin, which means you need to see a doctor beforehand.
Can you get a Wellbutrin prescription online?
Yes, it is possible to get a prescription for Wellbutrin online. However, to do this successfully you will need to do a medical evaluation with your doctor online. This will include going over your medical history and checking your symptoms for diagnosis to see if Wellbutrin is a suitable medication.
If you are approved for Wellbutrin our doctors can write an online prescription for wellbutrin and have it sent to a pharmacy in your location to pick up.
How to take Wellbutrin?
Wellbutrin is available in two tablet forms to be taken orally. The first is known as regular, while the second is a long-acting version. The regular Wellbutrin tablet can be taken 3 or 4 times a day with a gap of 6 or 4 hours respectively. Always take Wellbutrin as directed by your doctor.
What to avoid while taking Wellbutrin?
There are two things you need to avoid using when on Wellbutrin. The first is alcohol, and the second is illegal drugs. It is vital that you do not use these things because they raise the risk of seizures, and also lower how well Wellbutrin can work.
How do I get an online prescription for Wellbutrin?
To get an online prescription for Wellbutrin you will have to set up an account with us, download the DrHouse app and make an on-demand visit with one of our board-certified clinicians.
Is it legal to prescribe medicine online?
Yes, DrHouse has developed a telemedicine platform that enables our providers to practice medicine and take care of patients remotely. Every medical professional you interact with has been licensed by their respective state to prescribe medications and treat patients.
What is DrHouse's prescription refill policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration. They will have the prescription sent to the pharmacy of your choice.