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I am prescibed buproprion 150 mg daily;and take ritalin

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Hi I am prescibed buproprion 150 mg daily;and take ritalin 20 mg how do these drugs work on the brain and how long time to take effect?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. It usually takes about two days for the Ritalin to take effect and perhaps a week for the buproprion. As for how they work on the brain, ritalin affects the neurotransmitter dopamine and bupropion affects norepinephrine and serotonin Let me know if you need more information please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

but i read that somepleople get effect from the burprion immediately and that it acts in the dopamine too?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
It would be very rare for the bupropion to take effect in just one day--maybe after a few days to two weeks Janne. Buproprion does have some effect on dopamine too but not nearly to the extent as Ritalin
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ok could you send a link about bupropion ?

Cause it would be good to increase my understanding

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC514842/

There you go.

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