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Re: Has anyone tried combining Wellbutrin and Prozac?

Posted by Alemap on May 2, 2001, at 7:35:03

In reply to Re: Has anyone tried combining Wellbutrin and Prozac?, posted by Ted on October 10, 2000, at 13:37:11

> I take Wellbutrin 150 mg BID together with Zoloft 175 mg. Although not Prozac, Zoloft is another SSRI. This combo is working well for me. Keep in mind that Prozac is a much more powerful SSRI, and it has a *much* longer half-life. I think Zoloft or Celexa would be better to start with, then go to Prozac or Paxil if they don't work.
> Ted
> > I've been looking into other SSRI's to help the Wellbutrin out.
> > Has anyone here successfully tried combing Wellbutrin with Prozac? I looked in the archives and there doesn't seem to be too much in regards to this.
> >
> > Please advise and share!

I take 60 mg daily of Prozac, but after about a year and half it seems to have stopped working well. My doctor prescribed Effexor, but the side effects were horrific and I asked him to pull me off, which we did. He has now prescribed Wellbutrin, which I started yesterday (150 mg/d to start; then 200 mg/d afer a week).

Does anyone have experience mixing these two? I'm wondering if he plans to have me stop the Prozac eventually and is just trying to find a replacement by overlapping to make my life easier...




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