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Will a rash from wellbutrin (bupropion) go away? As my body gets used to the medication? Rash is minor and I started about a month ago drug is helping depression

Will a rash from wellbutrin (bupropion) go away? As my body gets used to the medication? Rash is minor and I started about a month ago drug is helping depression

Wellbutrin (bupropion) rash: Please tell your doctor immediately about the rash -- it may be an allergic response that will not go away. If there's any possibility other factors are involved (new laundry detergent? Exposure to other allergens? Etc) it can be confusing. I would call my doctor today and not repeat wellbutrin (bupropion) dosing until you speak with your doctor or the on-call physician. ...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


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I had a rash when taking generic wellbutrin two times a year ago I had taken wellbutrin a decade ago and had no issues should I pay out of pocket and try wellbutrin or should I fear a rash again due to the acitve ingredient?

I had a rash when taking generic wellbutrin two times a year ago I had taken wellbutrin a decade ago and had no issues should I pay out of pocket and try wellbutrin or should I fear a rash again due to the acitve ingredient?

Lots of generics: Biggest problem for your situation is that there are many different versions of generic bupropion. Since most likely you are not allergic to active ingredient, because you are ok with branded wellbutrin, unless you know exactly which manufacturer made the version that caused rash, you will not have a reliable way to avoid it. Taking gsk's branded wellbutrin is easiest solution. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced itchy rash taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Has anyone experienced itchy rash taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Yes: I have practiced psychiatry for over 20 years and have prescribed a lot of wellbutrin (bupropion) in that time. I can recall three patients who got a rash from the drug. One had welts, the other two a fine, poison ivy like rash. In all three, the rash resolved after wellbutrin (bupropion) was stopped. Rash is possible, but not unique to wellbutrin (bupropion). Stop any drug that cuases rash and notify your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have been taking garcinia cambogia for two days while taking seroquel and wellbutrin (bupropion) now I have a rash down my upper left arm is that an allergy?

I have been taking garcinia cambogia for two days while taking seroquel and wellbutrin (bupropion) now I have a rash down my upper left arm is that an allergy?

Could be a rash: Yes, you could have an allergy to the last thing you added, the garcinia. How about stopping that and see if the rash clears. If so, you have your answer. ...Read more

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Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) an ssri?

No.: Wellbutrin is an aminoketone class antidepressant. It works in the brain by increasing dopamine and norepinephrine. SSRIs increase the levels of serotonin in the brain and include drugs like citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline. ...Read more

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Is relacore ok with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is relacore ok with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Relacore: Being a dietary supplement, I would cautiously use with any medications that would potentially lower the seizure threshold, such as wellbutrin (bupropion). Please talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Talk to Doctor: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) like any other medication, can be overdosed. You need to counsel with the prescribing physician. He/she will give the information you need to understand your dosage. ...Read more

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Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Anyone have a wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Not sure of question: Bupropion is used to treat depression & nicotine dependence. Works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. Because it is activating it is useful for patients with lethargic depression. Bupropion is not associated with weight gain or sexual problems. Overdoses are associated with an increased risk of seizures, changes in heart rate, fever, and breathing. Overdoses may cause coma & death. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink on wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is it okay to drink on wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Be careful.: It would be best to discuss this with the prescribing physician. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can lower the seizure threshold as can coming off of alcohol. As such, it is recommended to avoid the combination. ...Read more

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Can I take wellbutrin with bystolic (nebivolol)?

Can I take wellbutrin with bystolic (nebivolol)?

Not advisable: Wellbutrin may increase serum level of bystolic (nebivolol) resulting in bradcardia (slow heart rate) or low blood pressure. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) make my anxiety worse?

Yes: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not a good antianxiety medication, it can also "speed" you up. You need an ssri or an snri. I never use wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety in my patients. ...Read more

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Wat does Wellbutrin (bupropion) do and is it safe?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a commonly used medication for major depression disorders, and has some common side effects but is considered safe ...Read more

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Can I mix Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) with wellbutrin?

NOT WITHOUT: The full kinowldege of your MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL! The two drugs are both pyschotropic! ...Read more

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How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety?

How effective is wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety?

Only if depressed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, and is also used to help people stop smoking (reduces craving). It has no direct effect on anxiety. However, anxiety is a common symptom of depression. If a person takes Wellbutrin for depression, their anxiety may decrease along with other depressive symptoms. ...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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Can I take zzzquil with wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg?

Yes: No interaction, read the labels carefully, always ask when on multiple medications, there some web sites for drug-drug and drug-food interactions that can help you too. Best wishes ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) have effect on glaucoma?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) have effect on glaucoma?

Yes: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can increase intraoccular pressure and therefore worsen glaucoma. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more