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Old 10-19-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
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Wellbutrin XL and alcohol

I just started taking Wellbutrin XL for depression. Is it ok to drink? The pharmacist wouldn't really give me a straight answer.

 
Old 10-19-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Wellbutrin XL and alcohol

I think it's okay if you have a couple drinks on occasion, not all the time and not a lot of drinks

 
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:26 PM   #3
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Re: Wellbutrin XL and alcohol

Wellbutrin can increase your risk of having a seizure, although it's very, very rare. Alcohol can slightly increase your chances of having one, but again, very rare. You're fine to drink with it.

 
Old 10-19-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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Re: Wellbutrin XL and alcohol

I never had any problems drinking with it, even heavily, but be careful, espescially if you're prone to seizures.

 
Old 10-20-2005, 05:15 AM   #5
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Re: Wellbutrin XL and alcohol

hi, I just started taking wb again after about 1 1/2 -2 years off it. My experience taking wb and drinking heavly results in black outs! And I am talking after only 5-6 beers. I haven't really drank much on it this time because I am more concerned with my liver, not so much blacking out or having a seizure. I would just be careful and maybe if you plan on drinking a lot, make sure you are with people you trust and can relay on. Someone should also know you are on wb in case something was to happen. I am not saying go out and get wasted, but I wouldn't say you can't drink either.

 
Old 10-20-2005, 07:52 AM   #6
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Re: Wellbutrin XL and alcohol

It's not really good to drink on any medications. Everyones body is different. I have been plastered past drunk and on wellbutrin before, but I get drunk off of 6 beers...
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