Depression may be manifested differently. Some people have a bad mood and apathy, and others have severe depression. In any case, do not delay the treatment because no treatment may lead to the chronic depression. Wellbutrin is considered a rather cheap and safe medicine for the treatment of the depressive states.
Wellbutrinis pills for the treatment of the depressive states and contains an active ingredient Bupropion.
Wellbutrin is not a standard antidepressant because its action is built on the inhibition of reuptake of noradrenaline and dopamine. The identical action is provided by psychostimulants but their effect is more intense and directed at the strong stimulation of the CNS. Wellbutrin acts softly, and binding to the receptors of dopamine and noradrenaline are worse than in stimulants. That is why it is better tolerated and does not cause side effects.
Due to the specific action, Wellbutrin arrests the depression symptoms and helps to cure of the pathological sleepiness, retardation, and fatigue. In the treatment of the anxious states, Wellbutrin should be used in combination with tetracyclic antidepressants in order to inhibit the psychological disorder.
In general, the effect of Wellbutrin appears softly, but not always quickly. Depending on the type of depression and individual characteristics of the body, the effect may occur in 7 days, or in 3-4 weeks. Therefore the treatment usually takes much time.
Wellbutrin is released in pills of round form which may differ by color depending on the release: XL and XR.
The Wellbutrin pills have a prolonged action, contain 150 mg or 300 mg of Bupropion. They may be blue, red or wine-red depending on the dose. The common pills of Wellbutrin contain 50 mg, 75 mg or 100 mg of Bupropion and are usually white.
Who is prescribed Wellbutrin?
Wellbutrin is prescribed during long depressive states which are accompanied by the pathological sleepiness, fatigue, low cognitive functions, and retardation.
How to take Wellbutrin?
Wellbutrin should be used as soon as earlier, during the first depression symptoms. In this case, the disease symptoms can be arrested during the use of the minimal doses.
The treatment should be started from the dose of Wellbutrin 150 mg per day. If there are no significant results in 10-14 days after the beginning of the treatment, the dose is increased by two times, and Wellbutrin 150 mg is taken 2 times per day.
In order to treat depression, it is necessary to take Wellbutrin within a long time, even if you feel better. Relapses may happen in case of the unfinished treatment.
– Wellbutrin is not prescribed during epilepsy, bulimia, nervous anorexia, and severe diseases of heart and liver
– Patients under 18 years old and pregnant women are contraindicated to take Wellbutrin
– Do not take Wellbutrin with alcohol, psychoactive ingredients, and MAO inhibitors
Patients may experience the action of Wellbutrin in a different way, and that is why the side effects may happen from time to time in the first 1-2 weeks: headache, tremor, insomnia, rash, ringing in the ears, increased blood pressure, and dry mouth.
Lower the daily dose if the side effects appeared.