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Doctor insights on: Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended Release Side Effects

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How to tell if these are side effects from bupropion?

How to tell if these are side effects from bupropion?

Which side effects?: There are some common side effects with bupropion...in general side effects with medications are more likely to begin shortly after starting the medication or with a dose increase and tend to improve with time. Common ones are changes in appetite, irritability, nausea, headache, changes in energy level. Let us know specifics and we can help more. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (Definition)

Wellbutrin (buproprion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant/anxiolytic that works by inhibiting neuronal uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine (aminoketone). It is also used for impulsivity as seen in adhd and smoking. Common side effects include xerostomia (dry mouth), headache, agitation, nausea, dizziness, constipation, tremor, diaphoresis, abnormal ...Read more


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Are bupropion side effects different from those of wellbutrin?

Are bupropion side effects different from those of wellbutrin?

Same medicine: Wellbutrin is the trade name for the generic drug bupropion. So the potential side effects would be the same. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Wellbutrin/bupropion side effects and there duration?

Most patients: Experience no side effects. Having said that, some patients can develop dry mouth, headache, nausea, agitation, tremor, even seizures. Most non serious side effects occurr in the first 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bupropion?

Bupropion : Mild side effects include dry mouth, nausea, stomach pains, headache, soreness, itching, sweating, low libido, flu like, dizziness; more serious include hives, breathing problems, swelling in throat, face, tongue, lips, seizures, racing heart, fever, mental confusion, poor focus, psychotic symptoms. If you are worried about any, call your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

Any zyban(bupropion) side effects?

Fairly mild: The side effects of bupropion are fairly mild. Most common are a bit of dry mouth, blurry vision or constipation. You may get a little anxious early on. These mostly go away within 2-3 weeks. In high doses, it can cause seizures, though this is fairly rare (i haven't seen a case in 20+ years of prescribing it). ...Read more

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Took bupropion today for the first time, what are side effects i can expect?

Took bupropion today for the first time, what are side effects i can expect?

Bupropion: You may not have any side effects at all. :-) however, possible ones include anxiety, dry mouth, irritability, restlessness, shaking, insomnia, headache. At high doses, susceptible people may expereince seizures. Your doctor will have assessed your history beforehand, and would not have prescribed it if seizures were likely. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with bupropion XL by watson?

Bupropion XL: Dear barry5, the main side effect below doses of 300 mg is 0.3 % chance of seizure and above 450 mg is 4 % chance of seizure, its usually cardioneutral, and usually a safe medication. ...Read more

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Is name brand wellbutrin XL more effective than generic (bupropion)? Taking generic but too many side effects and little effect on mood after 4 weeks.

Is name brand wellbutrin XL more effective than generic (bupropion)? Taking generic but too many side effects and little effect on mood after 4 weeks.

For some, yes: For all medicines sold in the us, the fda requires that the active ingredient in wellbutrin (bupropion) be equally present in brand name and generic products. However, each generic manufacturer might use different fillers or dyes in its formulation. Pharmacies buy generics in quantity, and might change suppliers from month to month. Some (not all) patients notice differences in their results. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Zyban (Definition)

Zyban is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more