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Wellbutrin Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Wellbutrin (Bupropion) is an atypical antidepressant that acts on Norepinephrine and Dopamine and belongs to the chemical class of aminoketones that are similar in structure to amphetamines. Wellbutrin was unsuccessfully marketed as an antidepressant but was found to be effective as a smoking cessation aid. By 2006 it was the fourth-most prescribed antidepressant in the United States.
In 2014, a court in China (world's 2nd largest pharmaceutical market) fined GlaxoSmithKline $492 million for bribing Chinese physicians and medical facilities to use more of its products, including Wellbutrin. The court sentenced Glaxo employees to prison.
Wellbutrin is a psychostimulant that exerts its action on Dopamine and Norepinephrine. Dopamine performs a key role in the brain system’s reward-driven learning, and Norepinephrine is crucial in the fight-or-flight response by triggering the release of glucose, increasing heart rate and blood flow to the skeletal system.
Wellbutrin was released in 1986 with dosage recommendations of 400-600mg, however a significant incidence of seizures caused the drug to be removed the same year. Wellbutrin was reintroduced in 1989 with a maximum recommended dose of 450mg/day. The FDA approved the sustained-release formulation in 1996 called Wellbutrin SR that required twice a day dosing. In 2003 the FDA approved another sustained release formulation called Wellbutrin XL that called for once a day dosing. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals advises that Wellubtin (Buproprion) should not be prescribed to patients with epilepsy or other conditions that lower the seizure threshold.
There is evidence of neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with Wellbutrin in patients with depression, including hallucinations, psychosis, delusions, paranoia, confusion and disturbances in concentration. These side effects are also common with stimulant medications. In addition, the prescribing information lists hypertension, sometimes severe, was observed in patients both with and without pre-existing hypertension. There have been reports of a false-positive urine test for amphetamine use in persons taking Wellbutrin.
While the prescribing information for Wellbutrin states a gradual taper is not necessary, 30% of patients have shown withdrawal symptoms do occur that include anxiety, irritability, aggression, mania, uncontrolled movements and mania. Abruptly or rapidly stopping Wellbutrin is not recommended due to the withdrawal syndrome. A gradual taper is advised yet many complain that even with a slow reduction the symptoms are debilitating.
If you find Wellbutrin withdrawal too challenging, our program is a viable, proven method to taper more comfortably. We use slow titration schedules combined with all-natural nutraceuticals to calm the nervous system and ease symptoms.
Our nonprofit has been assisting dependent individuals for over eleven years.
Trust our experts and begin the Point of Return program to escape Wellbutrin Addiction.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Wellbutrin please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.
How Point of Return can Help You
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Wellbutrin while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms. Wellbutrin is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.
How Our Wellbutrin Withdrawal Program Works:
- Our non-profit team assits you through every step of your Wellbutrin taper.
- The unparalleled nutraceuticals ease discontinuation symptoms to make your Wellburin Withdrawal more comfortable.
- Possible interaction items are identified so your Well butrin withdrawal is more comfortable.
- Our doctor recommended taper schedules allow your doctor to taper you correctly.
- We don't add more medications in an attempt to reduce withdrawal. Instead, we take an all-natural, non-drugging approach to Wellburin Withdrawal.
- Don't let Wellbutrin dependence hold you back any longer.
Included in Your Wellbutrin Withdrawal Program
*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper
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Wellbutrin Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression
Wellbutrin Side Effects May Include:
Other Names for Wellbutrin include: (Bupropion, Zyban)
Drowsiness, fatigue, lethargy, lightheadedness, dizziness, difficult concentrating, confusion, memory loss, uncontrollable laughter, change in libido, tremor, headache, migraine, akathasia, muscle stiffness, slurred speech, slowed speech, tinnitus, vertigo, tingling of extremities, paresthesia, weakness, seizure, muscle twitching, numbness, euphoria, tardive dyskinesia, dry or numb mouth, blurred vision, priapism, diplopia, nasal congestion, constipation, sweating, urinary retention, urinary frequency, incontinence, hypotension, tachycardia, palpitations, shortness of breath, apnea, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, ventricular activity, myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest.
Other Names for Wellbutrin include: (Bupropion, Zyban)
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