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Wellbutrin Vs Effexor

My husband das been diagnosed with depression and anxiety had been taking Effexor XR 75mgs or about 1 year however the side effects ie weight gain tiredness and loss of libido was troubling him. The switched to cymbaltor, due to high costs (even with insurance) of this medication is wanting to switch to somethig that is less expensive and that has a generic available. What about Wellbutrin or do you have any other suggeations?
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My doctor has mentioned several times that patients concerned about sexual side effects should try Wellbutrin. I believe the generic form (i.e., bupropion) may be more cost effective.
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Wellbutrin is only for depression, not anxiety.  Can increase anxiety.  For sexual side effects it is used in conjunction with an ssri, not instead of one for those suffering from anxiety, and even then you have to be very careful about increased anxiety.
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