25 patient evaluations for Bupropion with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Dec 1, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 8, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (morning nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use a pill organizer to keep track of whether or not I have taken my pills for the day and take them at the same time every day. I take pills at night when possible to minimize nausea.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2017 (Started Oct 02, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Oct 02, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 13, 2017 (Started Dec 06, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for exhaustion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle twitching (fasciculations), impulsivity)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2016 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 23, 2015 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Been back on Wellbutrin 450mg/day for a couple of ears now and, with the addition of 20mg/day of Viibryd I've been very stable.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 27, 2008 (Started Sep 10, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Like any antidepressant, you (doctor & patient) have to determine what works for you. I was on various doses of Prozac for several years, but its effect eventually wore off. My psychopharmacologist switched me to Wellbutrin in 1997 and I've been on various doses of it since. Wellbutrin works on the dopamine system in the brain, so I'm curious how it relates to PD (if it does at all).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 18, 2016 (Started Mar 29, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for slow movement (bradykinesia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for overwhelming fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for apathy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (memory problems, emotional sensitivity, sensory sensitivity, crying for no reason, anxious mood, panic attacks, anger, irritability, heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg/24 hours Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 10, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased appetite)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped medication prior to DBS surgery. Had 2 seizuiresduring surgery possibly caused by withdrawl of drug.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 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
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