He also has me on toprimate 25 mg 3 times a day for weight loss ... My questions are the two together aren't going to work against each other and make me gain weight are they? And my mom said it's gonna make me not want to smoke anymore which I am hoping for is this true? One last question I've seen you can't drink on it I'm going to Vegas for my 51 birthday was planning on having a few drinks will this hurt me? Thank you in advance for your answers!
You can check the 'Interaction Check' to see if there is any interaction with the meds you are taking. You can also add alcohol to the interaction checker.
Wellbutrin is also called Zyban that is prescribed to help quit smoking.
The reason to avoid alcohol with Wellbutrin is the concern that it lowers the threshold for seizures. It is the risk you take if you want to drink while on Wellbutrin.
Hope you have a Happy Birthday!
There are pharmaceutical companies working on a combo of Wellbutrin + Topamax for weight loss, but it hasn't been approved by the FDA yet.
If you decide to drink, please keep it minimal. It's against advice because it can lead to seizures, and that'll stop a party pretty quick, but it's your body. :0)
One word of warning about the Topamax is that it has a reputation for dulling your senses and making you feel pretty stupid. In most people this will go away after a while and if you are experiencing the symptoms, it is likely the Topamax causing it to happen. After all, it carries with it the nickname "Dope-a-max." I had a horrible time adjusting to it, and I was taking two pills at a time. What's incredible is that my symptoms completely disappeared when I took the exact same amount, except in one pill.
I suppose it had to do with timed release or something. So if you're having a lot of trouble with it, try that trick and it might make things work out for you. Take care and Happy Birthday!!!
Actually you more than likely will notice weight loss. Wellbutrin SR 100mg may not do it but toprimate (topamax) will be the culprit. I take Wellbutrin SR 100x2 in am and 100mg about 2pm. SR will wear off and you will probably notice. It's meant usually to take 2x daily. The toprimate will take your appetite away! Especially 3x a day! Beware of certain generic. I have tried many. My favorite is Watson generic for Wellbutrin. I stopped toprimate quickly. I felt weird on it. I wish I would have stayed in it because as I read generics are all different. Good luck!
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