Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 961549

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Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed?

Posted by weatherfreak on September 7, 2010, at 9:47:31

I'm switching tomorrow. Do I need a washout period. I can't find any online info about it. I know Ritailn has a very short half life but do I still need a day or 2 inbetween?

Also I do know people take stims with bupropion (W or Z) is it dangerous to cross taper or just ditch the ritalin and head straight onto W/Z?

Thanks

 

Re: Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed? weatherfreak

Posted by Phillipa on September 7, 2010, at 10:28:51

In reply to Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed?, posted by weatherfreak on September 7, 2010, at 9:47:31

I would think that would be a question for your doctor. Different docs have different methods. Not that I've taken an add med but all others have always been just switch from one to another. Now we are talking ad's and benzos. Phillipa

 

Thanks but your answer isn't relevent to.... Phillipa

Posted by weatherfreak on September 7, 2010, at 13:34:46

In reply to Re: Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed? weatherfreak, posted by Phillipa on September 7, 2010, at 10:28:51

...my question with the exception of asking my doctor which I will do, thank you for your response though

> I would think that would be a question for your doctor. Different docs have different methods. Not that I've taken an add med but all others have always been just switch from one to another. Now we are talking ad's and benzos. Phillipa

 

Re: Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed?

Posted by ed_uk2010 on September 7, 2010, at 15:17:36

In reply to Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed?, posted by weatherfreak on September 7, 2010, at 9:47:31

> I'm switching tomorrow. Do I need a washout period. I can't find any online info about it. I know Ritailn has a very short half life but do I still need a day or 2 inbetween?

Methylphenidate will have been eliminated within 24 hours, so I'd just leave it for one day, then start Wellbutrin. I'm not saying that there's an interaction, but I think it's best to be cautious when starting a new medication.

 

Re: Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed? ed_uk2010

Posted by weatherfreak on September 7, 2010, at 15:38:04

In reply to Re: Ritalin to Wellbutrin/Zyban washout needed?, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 7, 2010, at 15:17:36

> > I'm switching tomorrow. Do I need a washout period. I can't find any online info about it. I know Ritailn has a very short half life but do I still need a day or 2 inbetween?
>
> Methylphenidate will have been eliminated within 24 hours, so I'd just leave it for one day, then start Wellbutrin. I'm not saying that there's an interaction, but I think it's best to be cautious when starting a new medication.
>

Thanks Ed, much appreciated

 

Re: Thanks but your answer isn't relevent to.... weatherfreak

Posted by Phillipa on September 7, 2010, at 17:01:36

In reply to Thanks but your answer isn't relevent to.... Phillipa, posted by weatherfreak on September 7, 2010, at 13:34:46

Sorry Weatherfreak. I just always ask people to make sure they check with their docs first. We give experiences but also ulitmately the doc is the one to ask IMHO Phillipa

 

Re: Thanks (nm) Phillipa

Posted by weatherfreak on September 7, 2010, at 17:22:53

In reply to Re: Thanks but your answer isn't relevent to.... weatherfreak, posted by Phillipa on September 7, 2010, at 17:01:36


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