Skip to Content

Bupropion - I want to substitute bupropipn with other drug.which medication can be suitable?

Question is Closed
Report Favorite

Answers (2)


31 Jul 2012

Hello. It depends on why you are taking Bupropion. It is primarily perscribed for depression. It has its off label use such as for ADHD, or as an aid to stopping smoking, and SAD (seasonal affective disorder). If it is for depression, the various diagnosis off, I am going to suggest Abilify. Best of wishes, pledge

Votes: +1

31 Jul 2012

Bupropion is rather unique in the sense that it affects dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Other antidepressants affect norepinephrine and/or serotonin. You would have to combine two medications to come up with something that would be a suitable substitute for bupropion such as Cymbalta or Pristiq with Nuvigil or Provigil. The Cymbalta and Pristiq are antidepressants while the Nuvigil and Provigil are medications that help you stay awake and increase concentration ability.

Votes: +1

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

How long does it take for bupropion to start working to help quit smoking?

I have been taken bupropion for ten days now and have not been able to put my cigarettes down yet how long does it normaly take for the medication to ...

1 answer 19 Aug 2010

Is it safe to switch from Bupropion to Paroxetine without weaning off of the Bupropion first?

I was taking Paroxetine for depression for 20+ years. My physician suggested that I might switch to a different anti-depressant and prescribed ...

2 answers 5 Feb 2014

About bupropion?

I just started taking this medication for my add I am 23 years old. how long does it take for this medication to start working

1 answer 18 May 2014

What symtoms would I have to use this medication?

Is this a suitable drug to use if you have stds

1 answer 25 Jan 2015

Bupropion/Wellbutrin Weight Loss & Other Side Effects?

I've skimmed through previous posts about this medication. I'm very nervous i will have bad side effects from this drug. I am only taking ...

2 answers 22 Sep 2015