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Dr. Vikas, Psychiatrist
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Experience:  MBBS ; M.D Psychiatry, MS. Health Informatics
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Hello, Is Wellbutrin SR very activating or stimulating? Cause

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Hello,
Is Wellbutrin SR very activating or stimulating? Cause i am stimulated very quickly but wellbutrin is the only AD left for me. As wel i need to stop smoking (smoke a package a day).

Dr. Vikas :

Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.

Dr. Vikas :

Wellbutrin SR is an activating antidepressant in comparison to Paroxetine or Remeron which are sedating antidepressants.

Customer:

hello dr. vikas, I am Mieke

Dr. Vikas :

Hello Mieke,

Dr. Vikas :

Wellbutrin SR being an activating antidepressant can cause insomnia when taken at night

Dr. Vikas :

and it is usually prescribed during day time.

Dr. Vikas :

not to be taken after 4 or 5 PM.

Customer:

yes i know but i take seroquel so maybe that will help?

Dr. Vikas :

yes, Seroquel is very sedating

Customer:

if i take it in the morning it gives its "goods" during the day because its SR right?

Dr. Vikas :

yes,

Dr. Vikas :

Wellbutrin is usually prescribed during the day time

Customer:

so it is not a shot in one go i mean

Dr. Vikas :

?

Customer:

not in one session but during the day

Customer:

cause it's extended release

Dr. Vikas :

Sorry, still not able to understand

Dr. Vikas :

ok

Customer:

that right?

Dr. Vikas :

being an extended release tablet, side effects are comparatively lower because the medicine is slowly released.

Customer:

right that's what i mean thank you and bye bye

Dr. Vikas :

you are most welcome.

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