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Old 07-02-09, 09:55 PM
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Best dose of Wellbutrin?

I've been taking 150 mg. of Wellbutrin SR a day for a month now and haven't noticed ANY side effects, positive or negative, aside from the first few days. Is it because this is just a low dose? What's the average dose that people settle on? Hesitant to increase it just because of the whole seizure risk. Thanks.
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Re: Best dose of Wellbutrin?

Hi Selby,

The usual dosage for adults is 300mgs; At this dosage it's stimulant properties are more pronounced. With the info you provided - I'd likley ask my Dr. to raise the dosage to 300mgs; it can't hurt to ask. I take 60 mgs of Adderall and 300mgs Wellbutrin and the regimine works well for me.

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Re: Best dose of Wellbutrin?

You could also try the XL formulation; either 150 mg or 300mg.
Many feel that it's a better med than the SR formulation.

Wellbutrin is known for it's low side effect profile (among other things).

Another thing is that because your dopamine level is already up from your Adderall, you're feeling less of Wellbutrin's dopamine effect than would otherwise be the case.
In other words, if you weren't taking Adderall, you'd probably feel a greater effect from the Wellbutrin.

Wellbutrin operates on the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. It's the only medicine that does so. Some medicines operate on norepinephrine and serotonin (e.g. Effexor); others operate only on serotonin (e.g. Prozac). But Wellbutrin is the only med operating on dopamine and norepinephrine.
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Re: Best dose of Wellbutrin?

Up to 300 now, and still not feeling much. I do take 20-30 mg. of Adderall along with it. I started taking WB because taking Adderall makes me feel depressed a few hours of coming off of it, and that still happens. I wonder if there's something that could work for that. Thanks for the advice.
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