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I am prescribed wellbutrin and lorazapen. I am under a lot

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I am prescribed wellbutrin and lorazapen. I am under a lot of stress and take way more then the prescribed amount. I want to stop and am afraid of withdrawals. Is it possible to tapper my amount back to the normal dose with out side effects? Thank you
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It is very possible to avoid withdrawal with a slow tapering plan.

I would be happy to offer a tapering plan if you'd like.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

Please feel free to reply with the current doses you are on and what your goal doses will be.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I would like to get advise to tapper my wellbutrin. I am prescribed 3 per day but take up to 12 per day
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

No problem...what is the strength of Wellbutrin in milligrams? Is this the SR form, XR form, etc?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
They are extended release 150 each
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

Ok thanks...I am working the a tapering schedule now. Please stand by for a few moments...

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you for your help
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

You are welcome! You can taper the dose down by about 150 mg/day every 3 days. So if you are currently taking 12 tablets in a day, starting tomorrow Thursday go down to 11 tablets per day, on Sunday go down to 10 tablets per day, and so forth. 450 mg/day is the max recommended dose so this will definitely be the safest dose for you to stay on once you get back down to it again.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

Your original question mentioned Lorazepam. Are you interested in tapering down Lorazepam, too?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What can I expect for side effects. Already vomiting couple times a day from upset stomach.
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

The vomiting may be related to the high dose you are taking. With a slow downward titration, side effect/withdrawal would be rare, but may include:irritability, nausea, feeling dizzy, vomiting, nightmares, headache, and/or paresthesias (prickling, tingling sensation on the skin). Again, I don't think you will have these as it would be more common if you stopped taking the drug cold turkey.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Will my memory return to normal
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

If you have some memory impairment caused by the excessive dose, yes it will return in time (might take a few weeks, but it is not permanent).

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Tried to withdraw with side effects before. Any suppliment to help while going through with drawls
Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

There are no specific supplements, just supportive care...treat the symptoms as they arise.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

A slow and gradual taper should really help prevent withdrawals or at least make it mild enough for you to tolerate the dose reductions.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

Please feel free to continue asking any questions you may have.

If done for now, please take a moment to use the star scale to rate my service.

Even after providing a rating, you can continue to converse with me on this thread.

Thank you!

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Pharmacist: Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist replied 1 year ago

Hi there...just checking in to see how things are going with reducing your dose of Wellbutrin.

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