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Re: Wellbutrin and Ulcers JenJo

Posted by kazoo on May 23, 2001, at 2:53:14

In reply to Wellbutrin and Ulcers, posted by JenJo on May 22, 2001, at 9:52:24

> I'm a new user of Wellbutrin for depression - on my second week and currently taking a dosage of 150, next week 200, then finally 300. The problem being, I've got an ulcer and it's really kicked up a fuss the last two nights.
> Has anyone else had trouble with this? Any suggestions besides switching to a different drug? I like that the Wellbutrin has Zyban to help me quit smoking at the same time.


I took Wellbutrin like crazy back in the 1980s, and I, too, have ulcers (duodenal). It never bothered me.

If you don't already, you might want to take an h2-histaminic antagonizer (ZANTAC, TAGAMET, etc.) to offset the excess acid. First check to see if that genre of drug is contraindicated with Wellbutrin.

Also, have yourself checked, via a simple blood test, for H. Pilori, a bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach. This is what caused a recent bout of GI disturbance. The remedy? An intense regimen of Z-Pak antibiotics with PRILOSEC or PREVICID. It killed those nasty little buggers once and for all!

(Can you imagine that? A bacteria that's able to withstand the concentrated hydrochloric acid in the stomach? Maybe that ALIEN movie wasn't too far off from reality after all.)





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