Review: Klonopin and Wellbutrin
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Klonopin and Wellbutrin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Klonopin and Wellbutrin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 5,505 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Klonopin has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Klonopin 31,277 users) Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)
What are the drugs
Klonopin has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Klonopin 31,277 users)
Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 5,503 people who take Klonopin, Wellbutrin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Klonopin (clonazepam)
- Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Klonopin is effective||31.82%|
(14 of 44 people)
(40 of 86 people)
(28 of 59 people)
(37 of 73 people)
(62 of 118 people)
(46 of 71 people)
(50 of 67 people)
(4 of 7 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||18.37%|
(9 of 49 people)
(16 of 82 people)
(21 of 67 people)
(24 of 68 people)
(34 of 106 people)
(44 of 83 people)
(27 of 52 people)
(1 of 4 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Anxiety||Depression||Nausea||Anxiety||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Depression||Pain||Depression|
|Dizziness||Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety||Insomnia||Anxiety|
|Drug Ineffective||Dilatation Ventricular||Back Pain||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Suicide Attempt||Dizziness||Chest Pain||Nausea|
|Depression||Cardiomegaly||Headache||Headache||Weight Increased||Pain||Dry Mouth||Drug Ineffective|
|Nausea||Ventricular Septal Defect||Abdominal Discomfort||Depression||Depression||Nausea||Depression||Weight Increased|
|Insomnia||Congenital Anomaly||Abdominal Pain Upper||Gastric Ulcer||Fatigue||Suicide Attempt||Pancreatitis||Pain|
|Pain||Truncus Arteriosus Persistent||Gallbladder Injury||Emotional Distress||Pulmonary Embolism||Intentional Overdose||Fatigue||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Convulsion||Bundle Branch Block Right||Vomiting||Pain||Pain||Irritability||Panic Attack||Fatigue|
|Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Biliary Dyskinesia||Cardiac Arrest||Anxiety||Vision Blurred||Anxiety||Insomnia|
|Diarrhoea||Aortic Stenosis||Depression||Fatigue||Headache||Anger||Tardive Dyskinesia||Dizziness|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Klonopin is effective||54.42%|
(197 of 362 people)
(84 of 163 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||33.33%|
(117 of 351 people)
(59 of 160 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Weight Increased||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Klonopin is effective||100.00%|
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 5 people)
(39 of 128 people)
(72 of 213 people)
(75 of 248 people)
(60 of 164 people)
(33 of 106 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(3 of 6 people)
(23 of 125 people)
(35 of 218 people)
(48 of 243 people)
(44 of 160 people)
(23 of 103 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Speech Disorder||Nausea||Completed Suicide||Diabetes Mellitus||Depression||Depression||Drug Ineffective|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Dysphagia||Vomiting||Suicidal Ideation||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety||Fall||Dizziness|
|Pollakiuria||Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Back Pain||Weight Increased||Depression||Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Fatigue|
|Major Depression||Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus||Gallbladder Injury||Grand Mal Convulsion||Completed Suicide||Fatigue||Pain||Headache|
|Hyperglycaemia||Headache||Abdominal Discomfort||Suicide Attempt||Weight Increased||Dizziness||Headache||Asthenia|
|Injury||Weight Decreased||Biliary Dyskinesia||Drug Ineffective||Anxiety||Pain||Fatigue||Insomnia|
|Suicidal Ideation||Dizziness||Abdominal Pain Upper||Convulsion||Pain||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia||Depression|
|Jaundice Nos||Lethargy||Diabetes Mellitus||Drug Ineffective||Weight Increased||Weight Increased||Weight Increased|
|Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus||Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia||Suicidal Ideation||Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Neuropathic pain debuted when I was 24, now I'm 50. Received diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS), joint hypermobility type, when I was 35 years old. So it can take some time to get a diagnose. And as EDS-patient I do not belong to any clinic. Orthopedics says that EDS is not orthopedic, rheumatology says that EDS is not an autoimmune disease, GPs say that EDS is too difficult, and so on. Sooner or later we all end up at Psychiatry, even if we are not depressed.
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It was initially treated with morphine daily, and later with Durogesic (fentanyl), but this didn't help much. 2005 I was hospitalized because I had too much pain to take care of myself and my hygiene. After some months the doctors started to give me clonazepam because the muscles along the spine was in a chronic seizures. Clonazepam helped, but I could still have a lot of pain in two vertebrae in the thoracic spine. It felt as if someone drilled into the vertebrae without anesthesia. After a few months, doctors also prescribed me methadone. Then the pain disappeared almost completely. Since 2006, I have eaten clonazepam and methadone every day, and I need to sleep in an armchair to not get more pain because of moving during sleep.
There are side effects. After 1,5 years with clonazepam and methadone I started to have panic attacks. Or rather one long panic attack which didn't stop before I got treatment with amitryptilin and pregabalin (Lyrica). These 2 medicines stopped the panic disorder completely after some hours, and the panic was then gone. Then I got side effects of these 2 medicines, amitryptilin & Lyrica, too. I gained a lot of weight (from 83 to 148 kg) and got much water (edema) in both my legs under the knees and in both feet. The feet could swallow to the double size. 2012 I stopped with amitryptilin and started to loose weight again (in Aug 2014 below 80 kg) and get less water in my legs. Today I eat as little medicines I can, but I have to take methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica every day, twice. If I try to take away one of these 3 medicines, I got pain problems at once. Lyrica is the most painful one to take away. In Sept-Dec 2013 I lowered Lyrica from 300 mg daily, to 150, then to 75 and finally 0 mg. The pain I had was extremely difficult to handle. It didn't help to take more methadone or anything else. I have checked on Internet and found that many people got pain from quitting with Lyrica. Most people start eating it again. So did I. But 2006 and 2007 it was enough to treat the pain with methadone and clonazepam, I got the Lyrica against anxiety not pain. But today I take Lyrica against pain.
Beside weight gain and leg edema, clonazepam and Lyrica significantly affect the sexual desire. And Lyrica alone makes it almost impossible to ejaculate. All four drugs together (clonazepam, methadone, amitryptiline and Lyrica), make one forget all about sex life. You don't even miss it. When I stopped with amitryptiline and lowered Lyrica (still taking clonazepam and methadone), I could suddenly easily get erections again, feel desire, but not getting orgasms. This is quite difficult to deal with.
The pain pattern is greatly affected, by pain and by the medicines. So is the mood. I get something which feels like heavy depression, especially if I take the medicines late that day. I should take a medicine like methadone 3 times a day, because the effects of the tablet lasts around 8 hours. But I take them every 12 hours, to have a low consumption in case doctors prescribe them too late (which happens, and then it's good to have a spouse going to the pharmacy buying them for you, because you have too much pain to go yourself).
Since methadone is also used for treating heroine addicts, medical staff treat you with disrespect when they see that it says "methadone" in your health record. I need to show a certificate that says that I deal with chronic neuropathic pain, that I never have had problems with drug addiction, to get normal respect.
I wanted to share this because I think I am alone in the world with these medicines in combination against neuropathic pain caused by hypermobile joints, joint dislocation and muscle spasms. After trying almost everything else, including surgery cutting nerves, methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica seems to be the only way to kill my pain. But it's a life where you always is questioned, because of the use of methadone. I can guarantee that everybody in the world should accept these medicines if they had experienced the unbearable pain I had in upper back before they started to give me clonazepam and methadone.
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On eHealthMe, Klonopin (clonazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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