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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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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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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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