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How effective is Wellbutrin for Bipolar 1 (Bipolar I Disorder)?

Overall ratings: 3.7/5
Long term ratings: 4.1/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high

This is a review of how effective Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) is for Bipolar 1. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 21 reports from user community and is updated continuously.

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What is Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,933 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of wellbutrin reports

Bipolar 1

Bipolar 1 (mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode) (latest reports from 9,879 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote.

Trend of Bipolar 1 reports

On Nov, 26, 2014: 21 people are studied for taking Wellbutrin in Bipolar 1




Wellbutrin effectiveness for Bipolar 1


Long term Wellbutrin effectiveness for Bipolar 1

Wellbutrin effectiveness for Bipolar 1 (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall11685
Long term
(1+ years)
00283

Age of people who take Wellbutrin for Bipolar 1 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar 10.00%0.00%4.76%14.29%28.57%19.05%28.57%4.76%

Who find Wellbutrin more effective for Bipolar 1?

Age of people who find Wellbutrin more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar 10.00%0.00%0.00%15.38%15.38%23.08%38.46%7.69%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.

  • My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs?
    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? ...

  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing work ...

  • Is dramamine ok to take with afib
    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who takes Xanax , Xarelto, Wellbutrin, Losartan, Cardizem)
    I want to take Dramamine for dizziness....is it ok with all these other meds. I have afib

  • Exercise intolerance
    (Asked by a 45 year old woman who has Exercise Intolerance, and takes Wellbutrin)
    I've been running for 2 years and recently it has become harder to run and I've lost 45 seconds off my pace. It's harder becuase my hips/.thighs hurt and not because of reduced lung capacity. It isn't temperature related. I've been taking 40 mg Prozac, 450 mg Wellbutrin, and .5 mg Xanax XR for 4 y ...

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  • Bedwetting with paxil and wellbutrin
    (Posted by a 38 year old man who has Bedwetting, and takes Wellbutrin Xl, Paxil)
    I have been using both of these drugs and now have bedwetting issues 5 times a week on average. I would rate the bedwetting as moderate about a6/10 but my wife and I can live with this as she had made the comment " you are back to the man I married ". I started taking these due to depression about ...

  • Wellbutrin caused my trigeminal neurlagia
    (Posted by a 25 year old man who has Trigeminal Neuralgia, and takes Wellbutrin)
    So I'm writing this to hopefully shed light to other users in the same position I was in. I had taken Wellbutrin for about 4 years. The pain experienced in my face was excruciatingly painful. It was just on one side of my face between my temple and upper lip. All the symptoms reflected Trigeminal Ne ...

  • Lorazepam nearly killed me during cancer treatment
    (Posted by a 66 year old woman who has Insomnia, Bowel Movement Irregularity, Withdrawal Syndrome, and takes Wellbutrin Sr, Prozac, Lorazepam)
    Day 31 of cold turkey and I want to die. It is a roller coaster from body tics and sweats to rage and crying in one day. I felt so good the 4h day of c/t. It was like before my cancer diagnosis. My bowels are better off Lorazepam. I threw up during bowel movements from the pain. Off Lorazepam first ...

  • Had nms in 2005, will trileptal increase chance of recurrence?
    (Posted by a 62 year old woman who has Narcolepsy, Prinzmetal's Angina , Antiphospholipid Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, Obsessive-compulsive Personality Disorder, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Migraine With Aura, Herniated Intervertebral Disk, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes Mellitus Insulin-dependent, Bipolar I Disorder, and takes Benadryl, Baclofen, Plaquenil, Nitro-bid, Maxalt-mlt, Imitrex, Zofran Odt, Ms Contin, Clonidine, Amlodipine Besylate, Novolog Flexpen, Levemir Flexpen, Halcion, Valium, Primidone, Neurontin, Trileptal)
    In 2005 I had NMS, which was not detected by my drs for 4 months. I'd been on Lexapro & Seroquel for 2 yrs, but was weaned from Lexapro & placed on Lamictal 3/05. Began getting low-grade fevers, which I was told were not caused by the Lamictal. I quit taking it anyway, fevers (along with uncontrolla ...

  • Chills associated with ibuprophen
    (Posted by a 69 year old man who has Persistent Chills., and takes Desloratadine, Celexa, Codeine, Fiorinal W/codeine, Cialis, Proscar, Flomax, Wellbutrin)
    I generally respond well to medication. I am a senior who has chronic pain from a c1-c2 fusion. Codeine works well, and I don't use a lot. Still, I sought alternatives to opiates for nerve pain. I lice in a colder climate. It took me quite a while to associate susceptibility to becoming chilled w ...

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