187 patient evaluations for Bupropion

Dec 19, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, teeth grinding (bruxism), agitation with irritability, irritability, sleeplessness, alcohol cravings, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, hypersexuality)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 13 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Titrated downward twice in two weeks for the usual adverse effects: hypersexuality, insomnia, craving alcohol, slight hyperacusis (ear pulse), mild teeth grinding.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irritability, sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, alcohol cravings, hypersexuality

Sep 30, 2010 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, irritability, sleeplessness, alcohol cravings, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, hypersexuality)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At prescribed doses, induced hypomania. At lower doses, may have helped with concentration, depression and fatigue—or not. Did keep me awake if I took it after noon. Stopped because I came to see it as contributing to irritability. This gets complicated, because giving it up can do the same—perhaps because it's habituating/addictive. Be all that as it may, I feel better off without it now.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irritability, sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, alcohol cravings, hypersexuality

Aug 5, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, sleeplessness, alcohol cravings, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, hypersexuality)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 68 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosage, dosage, dosage! Be observant about effects, report them, and work with your prescriber to optimize the dose. Micromanage as needed. Use the instant mood readings to spot trends. Get multiiple prescriptions (in different dosages) if that's what you need to manage and your prescriber will cooperate.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irritability, sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, alcohol cravings, hypersexuality

Feb 21, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, sleeplessness, alcohol cravings, feeling well, energetic)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 68 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be vigilant about effects, particularly hypomania, and how they relate to dosage and timing of dose. Charting your instant mood can be very helpful for this. It works for me to adjust the dose according to my pattern of good and bad days, and this helps a lot in evening out my moods. If you notice tinnitus, particularly pounding in the ears at night, check out other causes; bupropion may be making you more sensitive to something that you can fix with an earwash or other measures.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irritability, sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, alcohol cravings, hypersexuality

Nov 10, 2008 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, sleeplessness, alcohol cravings, feeling well, energetic)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dosage, dosage, dosage! Observe the effects, and work with your prescriber to find the dose that's best for you (assuming this is the right drug for you, which of course may not be the case). Through quite a bit of trial and error, I arrived at a dose of about 60 mg a day, which I manage by taking 50 mg (half a 100 mg tablet) 4 days a week and 75 mg (the smallest tab available) 3 days a week. I'm generally sensitive to medications, and many people tolerate and benefit from much more, but the same principle applies: weigh the cost and benefits and see if you can optimize their balance through adjusting dosage (always in consultation with your prescriber).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irritability, sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, alcohol cravings, hypersexuality

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jan 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, sleeplessness, alcohol cravings, feeling well, energetic)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is in my experience and according to a friend's report a "speedy" drug. Watch effects carefully and be prepared to adjust dosage as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irritability, sleeplessness, feeling well, energetic, alcohol consumption, alcohol cravings, hypersexuality

  • 6 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helped with decreasing appetite. helped with increased sex drive. probably "fueling" mania
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 5, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: for the most part i have little to no appetite when i'm on this drug and was able to loose over 40 pounds after going on it. i've since also gone on lamictal and lithium and have gained about 20 pounds. my daughters say i look much healthier now. i also like this drug because i don't feel it affects me sexually--i.e. it does not affect my sex drive when i am on it. i just have a $10 copay monthly. insurance pays the following.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 5 helpful marks

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I went to 150 mg XL morning and 150mg at night 2. no depression during the fall taking it morning and night it has nit trigger my mania and it improves my orgasms no depression
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 6, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I now take 150mg morninhg and 150mg at bedtime no sexual side effects minimal depression
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 26, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: I switched to 150mg in the am and 150 in th pm so it will not trigger mania Increased sex drive and climax none
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: 1 no problems 2increased my sex drive and downside it can trigger mania 3 no depression at the monment
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: this is not working doc i aware
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: this does not effect my sex drive because this work on dopamiine in the brain One other is that anti depressants can trigger mania
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: better sex drive
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: 1 helps with my depression 2 increased sex drive 3 but it can trigger my mania
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 5, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: no major deperssion and triggers some mania which i get hyper sexual which is great long as ai dont spend money
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: no sex problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: graet for me for depression and no sexual side effects
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 14, 2008 (Started Jun 12, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
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