How effective is Wellbutrin for Bipolar 1 (Bipolar I Disorder)?
Summary: 21 Wellbutrin users have rated its effectiveness for Bipolar 1.
Overall ratings: 3.7/5
Long term ratings: 4.1/5
This is a review of how effective Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) is for Bipolar 1 and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
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What is Wellbutrin
Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 54,972 users)
Bipolar 1 (mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel, Abilify, Lamotrigine, Depakote. (latest reports from Bipolar 1 9,879 patients)
On Dec, 18, 2014: 21 people are studied for taking Wellbutrin in Bipolar 1
Wellbutrin effectiveness for Bipolar 1 (number of people):
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high |
Age of people who take Wellbutrin for Bipolar 1 * :
|Bipolar 1||0.00%||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 * :
|Bipolar 1||0.00%||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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- Intrsoccular pressure increase associated with wellbutrin
I was given a prescription for Wellbutrin in approximately 1998. I had has my ocular pressure checked a year prior to this and it was okay. At the time, I only needed to wear reading glasses, common in people over 45. I took the drug at the full prescribed dosage for two weeks. Immediately prior to the narrow angle glaucoma episode, my vision had actually seemed to improve. For one day, prior, I could read without reading glasses. The following night, I was watching tv, and things suddenly became foggy. It was actually as if a fog had enveloped the room. I could not see anything except to discern between light and dark areas. I had to have emergency laser surgery the next morning. I mentioned to the doctor that Iwas taking Wellbutrin to stop smoking, and asked if it could have caused the ocular pressure increase. he consulted the PDR, and said there was no mention of it causing increases in ocular pressure. One year later my primary care doctor again insisted that I stop smoking, and again I mentioned that I thought it might increase ocular pressure. She told me to take a half dose, I did, and I took it one week, at which time I again experienced another episode of narrow angle glaucoma. When I go to the doctor's office my pressure in my left eye was 72, and 68 in my right eye. I was then referred on a triage basis to another doctor. I spent the rest of the day in his office having drops administered every fifteen minutes(extremely painful). I had extensive laser surgery the next morning.It required over fifty shots from the laser machine into each eye, (also extremely painful). I had lost considerable peripheral AND CENTRAL VISION in my left eye, and a good deal in my right. As a result of having to have such extensive laser surgery I also had cataracts that began at 50% maturity. I was advised by the surgeon that I should wait to have the cataracts removed "until my vision and quality of life was so poor that I was ready to commit suicide" because having the cataracts removed would cause the pressure in my eyes to become very difficult to control, and that more than likely I would end up being black blind. I would never use Wellbutrin under any circumstances, and I always check to make sure that any new meds I may be put on don't have anything to do with an increase in ocular pressure. If they do, I refuse to take them. The surgeon said he was surprised that I didn't lose more vision than I did, and I am grateful that I didn't, and that he was a good surgen. He wrote an article concerning this case for a medical journal since he said he had been seeing a recent increase of narrow angle glaucoma.
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