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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can i take wellbutrin (bupropion) xl 300 mg for depression while pregnant? i came off of my meds after thinking that i could possibly be pregnant. what to do?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Consult your doctor: The vast majority of medications (including non-prescription and homeopathic, herbs, alternatives, etc) have the potential for causing birth defects. Therefore, first determine your pregnancy status then, consult your physician for whether you should be taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) if you are pregnant. It is rated Category C for pregnant women which means it's best avoided unless benefits outweigh risks.

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Last updated May 11, 2014

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