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Author Topic: Wellbutrin and ATRIPLA....seek advice  (Read 2053 times)

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Offline MadisonTeddy

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Wellbutrin and ATRIPLA....seek advice
« on: December 19, 2013, 06:31:52 AM »
Good morning gang!  I am on my 3rd day of ATRIPLA and I take 150mg Wellbutrin , twice a day, one in the morning and one at night with the big cookie....Any others who take wellbutrin and how they have changed their protocol??

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Re: Wellbutrin and ATRIPLA....seek advice
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 08:32:29 AM »
Its OK to take Wellbutrin and Atripla . If you have a history of depression or bi-polar disorder I would look out for any changes in your mood or thoughts . Atripla can sometime have a negative effect on people who have a history of depression or mental illness but its not related to them psychiatric meds, the contradiction comes from the depression and Atripla itself .   
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Offline MadisonTeddy

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Re: Wellbutrin and ATRIPLA....seek advice
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 08:37:15 AM »
Thanks for the response...Will keep going... :)

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Re: Wellbutrin and ATRIPLA....seek advice
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 06:55:04 PM »
Efavirenz reduces the bioavailability of Wellbutrin by about 55%, according to the European Aids Clinical Society guidelines. This means that you're only getting about half as much Wellbutrin as you would be if you weren't taking Atripla. Wellbutrin has a similar interaction with nevirapine and all protease inhibitors. As long as you haven't had symptomns of depression that have worsened or recurred since you started taking Atripla, the drug-drug interaction shouldn't be a problem.

I've been trying to choose my first drug combination, and my doctor and pharmacist agree that I should not take Atripla or Complera because of my history of depression. I've had terrible side effects with SSRI's, but Wellbutrin works well for me. The drug-drug interaction rules out a protease inhibitor while taking Wellbutrin, so I've been puzzling over a choice between either Stribild, or etravirine and Truvada. Any advice?

Offline MadisonTeddy

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Re: Wellbutrin and ATRIPLA....seek advice
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 08:10:49 AM »
Good morning...So far the 300mg of Wellbutrin have been fine, with no side effects and after 5 weeks on Atripla, no depression to be concerned about for me...Hope all works out for you...

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Re: Wellbutrin and ATRIPLA....seek advice
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 09:20:58 AM »
I was on wellbutrin for years with protease inhibitors -- by multiple psychiatrists. I have to question the advice being given in this thread.
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