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wellbutrin and alchahol.

I started taking wellbutrin(generic) almost a month ago. My doctor advised me strongly against drinking, and ive read a lot of posts on it. If i just didnt take it the night before i planned on drinking, would that lessen the side effects, or would it do more harm then good.
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replied April 7th, 2009
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You really don't want to mess around with drinking while on this medication...This drug is now in your system...It took a while to reach it's full potential in helping you and the same time to come off of it...One day really means nothing...You really have to go with the program and stay with it or be prepared for the consequences of your actions...

I will have an occasional beer, but so very occasional that it's a joke...I don't miss it...I guess I am just plain high on life...It truly is the best high there is...

Take care,
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replied July 31st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Alcohol usually decreases efficacy of wellbutrin
because of its effect on liver enzymes.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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