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Can Wellbutrin cause memory loss?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Does Welbutrin, and generic equivalents, contain ingredients that can cause memory loss, such as
diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine, dimenhydrinate, meclizine/buclizine, loperamide or ranitidine?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not generally.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Welbutrin and generic equivalents, as well as other medicines (which are mainly anti-histaminic) mentioned by you do not cause memory loss.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (43 minutes later)
Seems like a very weak answer to me. You're not backing it up with anything really specific and your reply is not worth the $15.00 that I just spent. You didn't even begin to address the impact of the specific ingredients that I referenced. You didn't even bother to indicate whether Welbutrin contains any of the ingredients that I referenced. A study published April 18, 2016, by JAMA Neurology specifically states that depression medications containing the ingredients I referenced, were related to impaired short term memory performance, and potential future Alzheimer's disease. You should consult this study. Otherwise, your answer doesn't do me any good, and I'll need to go elsewhere to find the real answer.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Amount paid to me is USD 1.8, and not 15 USD

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome to consult any other doctor if you are not satisfied. However, I would like to rectify your mistaken belief- I as a neurologist would be paid only USD 1.8 (INR 120) and not USD 15, as you have mentioned. Also, as per the website policy, you can ask for full refund, if the answer is not as per your satisfaction.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Wellbutrin cause memory loss?

Brief Answer: Not generally. Detailed Answer: Thank you for getting back. Welbutrin and generic equivalents, as well as other medicines (which are mainly anti-histaminic) mentioned by you do not cause memory loss. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)