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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) 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


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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Sometimes: Palpitations are listed as a side effect of welbutrin occurring in up to 2 to 6% of people who are treated with that medication according to lexi-drugs a commonly used drug referrence. ...Read more

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Will smoking on wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Will smoking on wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

No: Smoking on welbutrin willnot cause heart palpitations. If you've never had these before i would recommend that you get checked out by your family doctor. Sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion) could cause palpitations but i don't want to make that assumption in your case. You will need a cardiac workup most likely. ...Read more

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I started taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr yesterday and I am having constant heart palpitations starting in the evening. I have a mitral valve prolapse. ?

I started taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr yesterday and I am having constant  heart palpitations starting in the evening. I have a mitral valve prolapse. ?

MVP: It is not unusual to get palpitations when you have mitral valve prolapse. This make your heart more 'sensitive" to outside triggers and may make symptoms worse. Talk with your doctor to see if you can change from welbutrin to something else. ...Read more

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Taking Lamictal, Lithium, Welbutrin. My heart rate 117-120 when I saw dr a couple times. Have headaches. Can fast heartbeat cause headaches?

Taking Lamictal, Lithium, Welbutrin. My heart rate 117-120 when I saw dr a couple times. Have headaches. Can fast heartbeat cause headaches?

Mild tachycardia, : or rapid heart rate, doesn't cause headaches. Lithium, Lamictal & Wellbutrin (bupropion) each can cause headaches. Your medication list implies that your diagnosis is Bipolar Disorder Type I. Do not alter any doses of any of med except at your psychiatrist's direction. See your primary MD routinely to check your blood pressure, weight, CBC & other labs since you need to stay on these meds & acetazolamide. ...Read more

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What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

Vtach: this is called ventricular tachycardia and is caused by ischemia, inflammation,toxins, electrolyte disturbances, electric shock, medications and more.... ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

Not usually: Lipitor (atorvastatin) does not commonly affect the heart rate or rhythm. Rarely, patients are allergic… patients who take Lipitor (atorvastatin) may have other associated cardiac conditions that may themselves be the cause of the rapid heart beat. The best recommendation is to have an ekg done and perhaps wear a 24 hour cardiac (holter) monitor. That will help you and your doctor determine the cause of your rapid heart beat. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains and a rapid heartbeat?

What causes sharp chest pains and a rapid heartbeat?

Tachycardia: Chest pain and tachy cardia can be direcly linked such as mitral valve prolapse and tachycaria. Chest pain for any reason can cause tchcadia. Thiscan includecrdiac, respiatory or gastric cause. ...Read more

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What causes bouts of tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) after eating?

What causes bouts of tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) after eating?

Probably unrelated: The tachycardia is probably unrelated to the act of eating per se, but may be related to what you've eaten, especially if your food contains any form of cardiac stimulant or you have a food allergy or intolerance. Unless it's occurring regularly, it's likely coincidence. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more