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Question on Meds
Kiagirl21 posted:
So I have been taking Zoloft (Streteraline) 200mg for about two years now- for the most part I like it-I was put on 75mg of Welbutrin (Buporin) to help with my concentration/ ADHD it helped but I had been thinking for awhile now that I wanted to increase it- my Dr agreed and is working me up to 300mg a day - is this too much with the Zoloft? Should I cut down the dose on the Zoloft or should I just keep it the same?
A.B. Wood
alaska_mommy responded:
From what I understand Wellbutrin is one that you take in addition to other antidepressants. So long as your doctor knows what all you are taking, i.e. the Zoloft and amount of the dose, you shouldn't have to worry about it. If you wanted to double check, you could ask your pharmacist, they are usually pretty knowledgeable about meds. But I would say if the 200mg Zoloft plus the 75mg Wellbutrin is not enough, and you are upping the Wellbutrin, then definitely keep the Zoloft where it is so you have the coverage you need.
susiemargaret responded:
hello, AB --

you need to talk with your dr about this.

-- susie margaret
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
Thomas L Schwartz, MD responded:
Hi- great question! Sertraline is a serotonin only med. Wellbutrin is a norepinephrine dopamine med. This is one of the most often used combos in psychiatry as the brain transmitters above are complimentary and often times they cancel each other's side effects away. The full dose range of wellbutrin is 400-450mg so even at 300mg you are in the middle.
You could talk to your doc to lower the zoloft some, if that make you comfortable, but I would not lower it too low or you invite depression back
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