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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...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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Started wellbutrin xl about 2 weeks ago and was feeling quite well but heart palpitations started. Will these go away eventually or can it be a permanent side effect?? I stopped for a few days and they went away but meds seemed to really help w/mood.

Started wellbutrin xl about 2 weeks ago and was feeling quite well but heart palpitations started. Will these go away eventually or can it be a permanent side effect?? I stopped for a few days and they went away but meds seemed to really help w/mood.

Dose titration: In consultation with your doctor, you may need to play with the dose of the medication to see if you can find a suitable amount that would not cause side effects, but help with the mood. Palpitations are a know side effect of this medication.
Wish you good health! ...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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Why does welbutrin causr palapatations?

Why does welbutrin causr palapatations?

Adrenalin: Wellbutrin (bupropion) builds up norepinephrine, which is basically adrenalin, the "fight or flight" message in our bodies. It's like stepping on the gas: more alert, more energy, revving up our bodies for action -- which can include faster heart rate. Talk with your doc about your side effects. ...Read more

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I'm 23 & have palpitations daily, getting outof bed, at work, picking up my babies. They're hard & hurt lately. I take welbutrin & drink lots of coffe?

I'm 23 & have palpitations daily, getting outof bed, at work, picking up my babies. They're hard & hurt lately. I take welbutrin & drink lots of coffe?

Palpitations: From what you describe you should talk to your doc about this. In the meantime a lot of coffee can definitely be associated with palpitations. I'd recommend getting off the coffee. You should probably taper it rather than 'cold turkey'. Taper by cutting the cups/day in half, then keep cutting in half every 3 days until down to 1 cup a day and see how you are at that point. ...Read more

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2nd week on 150mg bupropion taken twice daily. Having heart palpitations. What shall i do?

2nd week on 150mg bupropion taken twice daily. Having heart palpitations. What shall i do?

Decrease dosage: Consult the doctor who prescribed to you and explain possible side effect and alternative care. ...Read more

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On Bupropion SR 100mg once in the morning. On day 5 now and I'm having noticeable heart palpitations. Will they go away? When? Is it causing damage?

BIG question?: What is your caffeine intake? This side effect may occur with wellbutrin (bupropion) BUT you are much more likely to have problems with this medication if you have significant caffeine intake. I have some of my patients taper down their caffeine use before they begin wellbutrin (bupropion). Using propranolol together with fluoxetine can cause irregularities in heartbeats. Using wellbutrin (bupropion) with Propranolol can increase ...Read more

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Will wellbutrin (bupropion) sr cause more anxiety than xr?

Will wellbutrin (bupropion) sr cause more anxiety than xr?

Buproprion forms: Buproprion comes in different formulations: immediate release or regular, sr or slow release, and xl or extra long release. They are exactly similar in effect but not in delivery, what makes them to last longer in certain people. The most common side effect is insomnia (which depends on the formulation and time of dosing) and the gastrointestinal effects, which depends in taking it with meals. ...Read more

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Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause a loss of coordination?

Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause a loss of coordination?

Yes due to dizziness: Dizziness, however, is rare and for some people they would have a mild problem with incoordination due to having a racing heartbeat. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) and or wellbutrin known to cause TIA episodes?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) and or wellbutrin known to cause TIA episodes?

TIA or seizure: Abrupt discontinuation of Xanax (alprazolam) while maintained on wellbutrin could precipitate a seizure. It is possible that with its wear-off throughout the day that it could cause seizure-like events as well. Abrupt discontinuation of alcohol is also discouraged while on wellbutrin. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause tingling all over body? Worse when i rub an area.

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause tingling all over body? Worse when i rub an area.

Possible s/e: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause tingling or paresthesias, but this is an uncommon side effect. If dose is lowered or stopped and tingling subsides, you know it was a side effect. Discuss with prescribing doctor who may want to adjust dose or try a different med. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can just one tablet of wellbutrin (bupropion) XL 150mg cause an increase in anxiety and an out of it feeling for two or more days?

Yes: The half-life of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is about 24 hours, so it would still be in your system for 5 times that. Wellbutrin (bupropion) may exacerbate anxiety. Please contact your physician and let him/her know what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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Took wellbutrin 2 days and stopped cause I noticed sugar was 126 in am day 2 if this is the cause of elevation... How long to normalize? Not diabetic

See below: It's not advised to stop medication without the knowledge of prescribing provider. Please contact the doctor who prescribed the medication to figure out further steps. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Using Wellbutrin (bupropion) for 2 weeks. Not sure if it's increasing my anxiety cause it was already there. Is stopping for a few days to see okay? 150/XL/day.

Using Wellbutrin (bupropion) for 2 weeks. Not sure if it's increasing my anxiety cause it was already there. Is stopping for a few days to see okay? 150/XL/day.

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medication to treat Depression. It can activate hypomania

See your Psychiatrist if prior to starting Wellbutrin (bupropion), your mood was very happy or irritable lasting throughout for at least 4 days, you were more talkative, were easily distractible, had less sleep,; and if these symptoms have increased after taking Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Discuss diagnosis, medication needed, dosage and Therapy
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Can you take 200mg wellbutrin (bupropion) your first time taking it ? Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause you to get confused on where you are at or not know where you are at?

Can you take 200mg wellbutrin (bupropion) your first time taking it ? Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause you to get confused on where you are at or not know where you are at?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) : The normal starting dose for wellbutrin (bupropion) is 150 mg. Welbutrin at higher doses can cause an increased risk of seizures if you have had seizures in the past. Normal dosages for established patients would be 150 mg daily or 300 mg daily of the extended release form or sustained-release 150 mg twice daily.Its possible that the drug is causing confusion.It makes changes in the brains chemical pathway. ...Read more

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What can I do for anxiety being caused by wellbutrin? Never had until started the medication last year

What can I do for anxiety being caused by wellbutrin? Never had until started the medication last year

Wellbutrin Anxiety: Desist taking it and talk to your doctor. Remind yourself that it is the likely reason for the anxiety. Breathing is vastly underestimated as a good answer in situations like this. Try to sit and breath deeply and make and keep your breath slow and methodical in and out for five minutes. Stop anytime you need to. Even when I am under a lot of stress I will stop frequently to do so if nec. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and concerta cause someone permanent damage?

Wellbutrin/concerta: not likely, if taken at recommended doses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take wellbutrin (bupropion) with inositol? Will inositol cause wellbutrin (bupropion) to not work as well?

Is it safe to take wellbutrin (bupropion) with inositol? Will inositol cause wellbutrin (bupropion) to not work as well?

???: Why would you want to use inositol? Are you clear on dosage? Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used an antidepressant, but there are many better known medications to use than inositol. This is more complicated than it seems. Check with the physician who prescribed the wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory? If so, does it cause permanent damage? I have been on it ~2 years and find my memory/learning impaired.

NO !: Utrin is not a cause of progressive memory lossif anything it should improve memory by treating depression may be your depression is not fully treated see a specialist. ...Read more

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Why does welnbutin give me palapations?

Side effect: Wellbutrin (bupropion) "stimulates" your mind and body, often alleviating depressive symptoms. Insomnia and restlessness may occur, and palpitations in certain people. It is always a good idea to let the doctor that prescribed the medication know about any side effects. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Not necessarily.: As a medication for anxiety and depression, it's not supposed to cause weight gain, at least not more than placebo, where some medications for such can cause significant weight gain. That being said, it shouldn't actively make you lose weight. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) XL cause bone loss?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) XL cause bone loss?

No: Bone loss, exacerbation of osteoporosis, is not reported as a problem with this medication. ...Read more

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Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Can taking wellbutrin (bupropion) cause weight loss?

Yes: Weight loss is one side effect of the medication. It's being studied with other medications as a weight loss agent. Currently using this drug for weight loss is considered "off-labeled". ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause your veins to hurt?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Not likely. Check with your pcp to rule out other medical causes. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause less anxiety than ritalin?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause less anxiety than ritalin?

Usually: Although both are stimulants, wellbutrin (bupropion) is a weaker stimulant than Ritalin and has a smoother course of action, so it is less apt to cause anxiety; but, it still can happen, especially at high doses. Often, people with adhd who need stimulants but get anxious on them take a second medication to help reduce the anxiety; alternatively, several nonstimulants for adhd don't cause anxiety. ...Read more

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Can Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause crankiness and hyperactivity?

Yes. Anti-: depressants, even atypical ones, have side effect profiles that include these two symptoms. Other problem s.e.'s are sleeplessness, agitation, headaches, irritability, restlessness, even psychosis, if lest unattended. Consult with your prescribing MD to eliminate other causes. ...Read more

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


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