Wellbutrin vs Amitriptyline



Wellbutrin

  • Wellbutrin
  • What is Wellbutrin

    Wellbutrin Sr (Bupropion) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a certain type of depression called major depressive disorder. Doctors have also prescribed Wellbutrin off-label to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and in tandem with other medications - particularly SSRIs - to treat bipolar disorder. It works by affecting the balance of chemicals that occur naturally in the brain. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Under the brand name Zyban, bupropion has also been prescribed to help people quit smoking.

  • Wellbutrin price

    $ 44.99 (Package 150mg x 30 pills)

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  • How long does it take for wellbutrin to work

    While depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may need up to 4-6 weeks to improve, disturbances in sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working.

  • Wellbutrin dosage

    The usual recommended dose is 100 mg to 150 mg once daily. In some cases, doses of up to 300 mg per day may be used. Daily doses over 150 mg are divided into two doses. Do not exceed the maximum dose of 300 mg per day, and do not take a single dose greater than 150 mg. Multiple daily doses should be taken at least 8 hours apart. It is very important that Wellbutrin Sr pills be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed.

  • Side effects

    • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
    • breathing problems;
    • changes in vision;
    • confusion, hallucinations;
    • fast or irregular heartbeat;
    • increased blood pressure;
    • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth;
    • suicidal thoughts or other mood changes;
    • unusually weak or tired;
    • nausea, vomiting;
    • change in sex drive or performance;
    • weight loss.

Amitriptyline

  • Amitriptyline
  • What is Amitriptyline

    Amitriptyline is a prescription drug that's used to treat depression. It's sometimes known by its former brand name, Elavil, but its manufacturer, AstraZeneca, stopped making it. Amitriptyline is only available as a generic drug in the United States. Besides depression, amitriptyline can be used "off-label" to treat post-herpetic neuralgia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and certain eating disorders. It may also be used to prevent symptoms of migraines. It is in the tricyclic antidepressant class and its exact mechanism of action is unclear. Amitriptyline is taken by mouth.

  • Amitriptyline price

    $ 30.00 (Package 10mg x 30 pills)

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  • How long does it take for amitriptyline to work

    In depression it may take between 1 to 4 weeks before amitriptyline starts to work and you begin to feel better. Usually recommend continuing antidepressants for at least six months after recovery. With nerve pain amitriptyline may start to help in a few days for some people, while others don't see much difference for 1-2 weeks.

  • Amitriptyline dosage

    Usual adult dose for depression: 75 mg orally per day in divided doses; this may be increased to a total of 150 mg per day if needed.
    Alternate dose: 40 to 100 mg orally as a single dose at bedtime; this may be increased by 25 or 50 mg as needed at bedtime to a total of 150 mg per day.
    Maximum dose: 150 mg orally per day.

  • Side effects

    • nausea or vomiting;
    • drowsiness or tiredness, fainting;
    • nightmares, hallucinations, blurred vision;
    • excessive sweating, dry mouth;
    • headaches, dizziness or faintness;
    • pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet;
    • changes in sex drive or ability;
    • changes in appetite or weight, constipation;
    • weakness or numbness of an arm or a leg;
    • yellowing of the skin or eyes;
    • jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms;
    • difficulty urinating.

Reviews

allison_G

I just wanted to say that I had a lot of these negative symptoms when I was in the generic "Buproprion" (headaches, vivid nightmares) but after switching to the "name brand only" I no longer had those horrible side effects.. It's hard to tell in these reviews which people are taking the generic version ( which was horrific) and who is reviewing the actual Wellbutin SR. The name brand worked so much better!!!

zengargoyle

The first 3 days were like how other describe as a mild acid trip. There was no sleeping. After that things normalized quickly until i did not even noticed i was on any meds except i was less depressed. The anxiety took a few years to get under control. I also get 30x0.5mg xanax a month to stop any panic attacks when they start. I have never needed to increase my benzo because i refuse to use them in a way that builds tolerance. I may go a few days without taking one then i will have an attack and may need 3 over the course of the day. I didnt think much about drinking on Wellbutrin because i didnt notice a difference. Then i have read horror stories about combining drinking and Wellbutrin. I do not have those or any other ill effects but i dont recommend it for others due to what i read

Denzel

27 year old male with a history of anxiety and depression. I can honestly say this is the best antidepressant I have taken. I have tried many with terrible side effects that did not work but Wellbutrin 300 close worked wonders. It has given me energy and hope that I didn't think was possible after being extremely suicidal and lethargic. Constipation and very vivid dreams are the only side effect I can report which are not deal breakers for me. Glad I tried it. Been on it for over a month and still feeling hopeful.

Katlyn G.

I wasn't prescribed 10mg of amitriptyline for migraines and to help me sleep. This drug is great for helping you sleep. I was drowsy within 10 mins of taking it at night before bed. However, as a migraine prophylactic it did not help. I had migraines occurring frequently and often worse than they were prior to starting this medication. I also gained 18 lbs in 4 months. My breasts became very swollen and tender and I ended up extremely depressed. My dosage was the lowest you can get. I cannot even imagine taking more than I did and the side effects it would have had. I don't recommend this to anyone.

Feefee215

I have had insomia for months. Dr started me on Elavil 10mg for sleep, within a half hour I'm a sleep. I have not slept this good in a long time. I am not a zombie either in the mornings. I feel very good when I awake. Best thing.

Felicia

If I take amitriptyline in the morning, I am so tired that functioning and performing even small tasks is very difficult. But if I take it too late at night, I have really bad nightmares. So find a time that works best for you.

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