I drank a couple beers while taking Wellbutrin for about a month and went from fully feeling its effects to not feeling them at all. I read that alcohol may permanently damage the receptors that Wellbutrin is trying to attach to so does this mean it will never work again? It's been two weeks now and I still don't feel any different from when I drank. Will I have to switch medications or should I keep waiting until it starts to work again? I'm taking 450 mg once a day.
Bupropion - Drank 2 beers on Wellbutrin, will it ever work again?
Question posted by concernedman20 on 27 Jan 2018
Last updated on 17 July 2018 by Buggs333
Stick to it, things should better and make sure you don't drink again. Prayers out to you!
It might be more of a cognitive thing. As in alcohol has put you in a “downward spiral” and you’re just stuck in it. Drinking a couple beers isn’t going to permanently negate your Wellbutrin. But you’re very susceptible to changes made by the alcohol because you naturally lean toward depression. It’s easier to maintain a euthymic mood then get out of a bad one. Give it a month and then call your doctor.
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