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Dr. D. Love
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Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
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Hello I take prozac for depression and its causing sexual side

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Hello I take prozac for depression and its causing sexual side effects and weight gain. I have heard wellbutrin might be a good option for me, but I read that wellbutrin is only prescribed in the UK for people who want to quit smoking, so its highly unlikely my GP would switch me to this. However I have found an online pharmacy which sells a generic wellbutrin called (bupropion sr), do you think this would be safe and effective to take?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 4 years ago.
There are two levels of answer to this question.

If you are asking whether generic bupropion SR obtained from a valid pharmacy would be safe and effective, the answer is yes. When I prescribe Wellbutrin, I routinely allow for the use of the generic.

If you are asking whether an online web site that offers prescription medicines without a prescription can be trusted, the answer is no. Although some of these medicines are true medicines, there is a tremendous risk of receiving counterfeit medicines from a web site that already shows that they are willing to try to bypass legal expectations.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

 


okay, are you aware of anything else like welbutrin that doesn't sexual dysfunction and weight gain, which is actually licensed in the UK to treat depression?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 4 years ago.
The Wellbutrin is the antidepressant that is least associated with sexual side effects and little weight gain. The other antidepressant that is also associated with a lesser risk is mirtazapine (Remeron).