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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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One of my side effects from wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150mg was slow digestion/constipation is that typical?

One of my side effects from wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150mg was slow digestion/constipation is that typical?

No, not really: Constipation is really not a common side effect to wellbutrin (bupropion). I suggest you make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. Has your diet changed? It is not unusual for patients to tell me, they didn't know they can call me between appointments for any problems or concerns. But, any patient should be able to call their dr to address issues related to his or her care. There are no "stupid" questions. ...Read more

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Is zyban (bupropion) effective?

Quitting tobacco: Zyban (bupropion) is effective for many patients in treating nicotine dependence. It often will reduce cravings. However, like in many other substance disorders, the best results/greatest chance of success comes with a psychosocial support group as part of the treatment, since many behaviors, ways of thinking, and similar issues are critically important in stopping and remaining off of tobacco. ...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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How to deal with the side-effects of zyban (bupropion)?

How to deal with the side-effects of zyban (bupropion)?

Fairly mild: The side effects of zyban (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 using it). It can also, over months time slightly increase blood pressure & heart rate. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects from zyban (bupropion)?

Fairly mild: The side effects of zyban (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 using it). It can also, over months time slightly increase blood pressure & heart rate. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Zyban (Definition)

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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more