A 22-year-old female asked:
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i've been taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for three weeks and have major constipation with pain when sitting and when i put pressure on the toilet. does this mean wellbutrin (bupropion) isn't working and does it go away after my body adjusts to it?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Side effect: It's a common side effect from antcholinergic meds use one or two stool softeners at nite & see doc if that doesn't take care of it.
Answered on Nov 1, 2012
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Dr. Gary Dunn
Dr. Gary Dunn answered
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Usually contstioationin this setting is from an inadequate amount of fiber and fluid in your diet. You should start with 6 grams of psyllium and an extra pint of water daily. Occassionally, drugs like wellbutrin (bupropion) can affect bowel motility. This is usually self limited.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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