Alprazolam and Wellbutrin are both prescription drugs used to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression. Alprazolam is classified in a group of depression and anxiety medications known as benzodiazepines. This drug is most effective for reducing abnormal excitement in the brain. Alprazolam is also useful for treating agoraphobia and premenstrual syndrome. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant that is not only used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and depression but also attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Wellbutrin affects dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
Alprazolam has a few side effects which increase in likelihood when taken in higher dosages.
Here are the most common side effects of Alprazolam:
You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of jaundice like yellowing if the eyes or skin while taking Alprazolam.
Wellbutrin has fewer side effects than Alprazolam but they do exist. The most common side effects of Wellbutrin are:
It was once reported that Wellbutrin caused seizures and it was pulled from the market temporarily. However, it was later found that these seizures were related to high doses of the drug.
Alprazolam and Wellbutrin are often prescribed at the same time to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety. Physicians have found this combination to work for some mild cases when the drugs are each used in low doses. However, someone who is withdrawing from Alprazolam while beginning a Wellbutrin regimen is at a higher risk for seizures.