Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1120407

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Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion)

Posted by undopaminergic on August 20, 2022, at 4:58:29

Hi all,

I received this message from the drugs.com mailing list:
<<NEW YORK, August 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Auvelity (dextromethorphan HBr -bupropion HCl) extended-release tablets for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.>>

I've never heard of this combination before. Does anyone have anything to say on the topic?

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion) undopaminergic

Posted by SLS on August 20, 2022, at 10:59:41

In reply to Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion), posted by undopaminergic on August 20, 2022, at 4:58:29

Hi.

Perhaps the NMDA receptor blocking properties of dextromethorphan works synergistically with Wellbutrin. Ketamine is also an NMDA antagonist, and is quite effective on its own.

I have a feeling you already knew that.


- Scott

 

Re: Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion) undopaminergic

Posted by TriedEveryMedication on August 20, 2022, at 13:17:06

In reply to Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion), posted by undopaminergic on August 20, 2022, at 4:58:29

My doctor prescripts a "DIY" version of this will OTC DXM pills and bupropion.

Apparently, bupropion inhibits the metabolism of DXM causing higher concentrations.

I tried it without much luck, but I didn't give it the full 6-week test

 

Re: Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion)

Posted by PeterMartin on August 21, 2022, at 0:14:24

In reply to Re: Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion) undopaminergic, posted by TriedEveryMedication on August 20, 2022, at 13:17:06

Came here to post this as well. Really happy it got approval as DXM (Dextromethorphan) used to help my mood significantly for years (even though I was taking it reckless and in a way that would be considered recreationally).

An earlier thread on the subject (AXS-05 was the pre-approval name): https://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20191019/msgs/1107271.html

 

Re: Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion)

Posted by PeterMartin on August 21, 2022, at 0:18:47

In reply to Re: Auvelity (dextromethorphan and bupropion), posted by PeterMartin on August 21, 2022, at 0:14:24

Oh couple quick things from my experiences w/ Dextromethorphan:

Do -not- take it w/ an MAOi - there are reports in the literature of fatalities (one of the true -do not take- w/ an maoi contradictions).

Lamictal really blunted the effect for me. This is decades ago now, but when I was first introduced to dextromethorphan (as robitussin cold & cough) we'd use it to trip out similar to shrooming. Years later I was put on Lamictal and it totally blocked the tripping aspect. I'd still space out a bit, and feel very detached but happy/social and w/o anxiety....but it was significantly less intense.

So, from my experience, I'd expect this medication to be different, if not less effective, for those currently on Lamictal.


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