... sr one in the am and one 8 hrs later. Is that too much? Is that over the limit for seizure or is that 400mg at a time that risks seizure? I am nervous, I usually have a couple beers at night and today is graduation and will probably have beers too? I don't think the medicine is working anyway, I feel more useless and depressed than ever. I go to the "head" dr. on Tue. (sorry if I offended anyone, I'm having a very hard time with this, everything actually.) Please help
I understand what you are saying-I have been on Wellbutrin xl for months with other antidepressants-It started giving me severe side-effects when it was raised to 300mg in one a day tab-with the xl they do that-but after 10 days I crashed-bad depression and anxiety and I was on my third week of Prozac and waiting for it to kick in or see if it was going to help-Iyou am in the process of weaning off it because of the side-effects and it is not doing any good for me--but harm-but that is just my experience with it-it may not be so strong for you or it may help alot at increased dose-think it over and talk with your Dr. about your thoughts on this too-you can always try another med too-good luck-sandy
Sometimes people are warned to avoid alcohol while taking Wellbutrin SR® (bupropion SR). This is because alcohol and medicines like Wellbutrin SR act upon similar chemicals in the brain. So the concern is that Wellbutrin SR will increase the effects of alcohol -- whether this is increasing symptoms of depression or affecting motor skills.
Practically, when many health care providers are asked whether or not it is ok to drink alcohol while taking Wellbutrin SR, they recommend that if a person chooses to drink, he or she should drink only light-to-moderate amounts. In addition, a person who drinks while taking Wellbutrin SR should drink only after he or she understands the effects that Wellbutrin SR and other medicines have on his or her body.
Wellbutrin SR and Alcohol: What Is Moderate Drinking?
When YOUR DOCTOR recommendS moderate alcohol drinking, hE/SHE mean one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.
Because the alcohol content in drinks varies, what counts as one drink also varies. Following are some examples of drinks that count as one alcoholic drink:
12 ounces of beer
5 ounces of wine
½ ounces of 80-proof whiskey, or 1 ounce of 100-proof spirits.
If a person decides to drink alcohol in moderation while taking Wellbutrin SR, it is recommended that he or she not drink alcohol at the same time as he or she takes Wellbutrin SR. Also, a person should learn the effects of Wellbutrin SR on his or her body before he or she begins drinking.
You should not stop drinking suddenly while taking Wellbutrin SR, as this may increase your risk of seizures.
You should talk with your DOCTOR about Wellbutrin SR and alcohol. This is because everyone's situation is different, and your health care provider understands your situation best. Based what you want and expect, and your current health situation, you and your health care provider can make a shared decision about alcohol and Wellbutrin SR. Due to the risk of seizures, you should not stop drinking suddenly while taking Wellbutrin SR.
my question is, if you know youre going to drink anything, then dont take the medication during that time, flush the alcohol ,beer,etc out of your system first, whats the point of taking both!!! why put yourself at risks for seizures... you know you are at risks... how can you asks someone to juggle their mind about the risks??? whats really going on here!!! your playing with fire, yayablondie--thats the deal--- its already known, meds and alcohol dont mix, then when the seizures come and dont stop... then what??? what then yayablondie --does not matter the occassion-life is worth saving isnt it--in 2010 who's playing russion roulette, i am sorry if i have offended you!!! but this thing you posted sounds like nonsense to me...
please forgive me!!! but we are going thru enough already why add trouble, and life threatening type of trouble at that, i am sorry but this comment to me is kinda saying you want to drink, take your mds then ask;do you think i will have a seizure--- who knows that yayablondie... you keep it up, and it wont be long--then youll know!!! my cousin knows not to drink but when he is overloaded with depression he sneaks a beer,alcohol, the later somone is calling the house because he's on the ground with epileptic seizures, and the more he drinks the longer they lasts, come onyayablondie , you gotta be more careful with this thing its no joke, and after the seizure you have some memory lost, for my cousin it takes him weeks to a month or two to get back to his life... remembering everybody and everything... so please!!! be careful vtech10
I too am taking wellbutrin XL along with Prozac. I take 450mg of Wellbutrin in the am and my Dr said if I wanted to have a drink in the eve that was ok but he did set a limit of two. Of course he had to do his part as Dr and telling me no alcohol would be best. I have drank a couple of beers with no side effects but remember everyone reacts differently. Watch for symptons
Hey, I have been on wellbutrin 300 XL for many years along with Prozac. Mr Dr too increased my wellbutrin to 450 but I Take it all in the AM. He told me as long as drinking is in moderation in the evening, it should no produce any side effects. He set 2 drink minimum but still did his job encouraging me no to partake at all.
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