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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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What are some side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl?

What are some side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl?

Check out Medline: One of the best places to read reliable info online about all sorts of meds including wellbutrin (bupropion) xl is medlineplus at http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been on wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg once a day for, oh maybe 3 side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

What to do if I have been on wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg once a day for, oh maybe 3 side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Ask again: I think you have at least two questions here. Rephrase the question and ask again. How long have you been on Wellbutrin (bupropion)? What is your question about side effects? You should also not hesitate to ask the doctor who prescribed your medication. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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When do the side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) usually begin? I'm on day 4 of taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and have had no side effects, which is great.

When do the side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) usually begin?  I'm on day 4 of taking wellbutrin (bupropion) and have had no side effects, which is great.

You may not have any: Wellbutirin has very few side effects for most patients (no weight gain, no sexual side effects). I does have the potential anticholinergic effects (dry mouth, constipation, hot flashes, blurred vision) but few of my patients complain of these. Some patients had seizures when it first came out but with the current directions for prescribing this problem has been avoided. ...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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Any negative side effects taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Side effects can include stomach upset, headaches, agitation, and rarely in high dose above 400mg. Daily, seizures. ...Read more

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Are bupropion side effects different from those of wellbutrin?

Same medicine: Wellbutrin is the trade name for the generic drug bupropion. So the potential side effects would be the same. ...Read more

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What side-effects might you have when you start wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

What side-effects might you have when you start wellbutrin (bupropion) sr?

Several possible: With wellbutrin (bupropion) sr you might experience dry mouth, nausea, headache, flushing, sweating, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, strange taste in mouth, etc. You could also have ringing in the ears, fast heartbeat, agitation, and in rare cases, confusion. You should tell your physician about any of these side effects. Taken as prescribed, it should be a safe medication. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin XL vs bupropion sr side effects?

Buproprion: Bupropion sr and wellbutrin (bupropion) xl are two different products with the same active antidepressant drug (buproprion) but they differ in the delivery rate in our system: the sr (slow release) and the xl (extra long). In my clinical experience, they are very similar, and the difference in side effect is the sleeplessness that could result from taking the xl formulation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects on wellbutrin and topamax (topiramate).?

What are the side effects on wellbutrin and topamax (topiramate).?

THE CORRECT ANSWER: Dr. Stein is correct in the adverse effects he lists. He is totally wrong in saying topamax (topiramate) is a mad drug, it has changed the lives of many of my patients with neuropathic pain and migraine headache. He also misstates what an ssri does...It prevents the reuptake of serotonin from the synapse, it does not deplete body levels of serotonin. ...Read more

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What's the differentiating side effects between Paxil and Wellbutrin?

Serotonin vs dopamin: Paxil, a serotonin med, will have more GI side effects- nausea, cramping, Bowel changes, since it has a short half life, if not taken regularly some ppl report 'withdrawals' that feel like electric impulses on the nerves. Wellbutrin, a dopamine med, will have more central/autonomic nervous system SE like headaches, bp changes, insomnia, moodiness. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) have fewer side effects than lexapro?

Different: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not cause weight gain and it does not have sexual side effects. It does carry a small but increased risk for seizures and may be more likely to make anxiety worse among other side effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel the side effects of buproprion (wellbutrin, zyban) on the 1st day?

Yes, it is: It is not uncommon to experience drug effect on first day. Keep in mind that often early effects that you "feel" will change or go away as you continue to take the medication. Of course, allergic reactions (eg rash) is in a different category. If you experience allergic reaction, you should call / show your doctor. ...Read more

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I accidentally missed my dose of wellbutrin (bupropion) (150 mg). Any side effects from this?

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Wellbutrin (bupropion): Depends on how long u have been on it, & what other medicines u take, but generally speaking, u should be just fine if you resume your daily dose. Missing just 1 dose is of no concern, but please do let your doc. Know. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly feel (side)effects of buproprion (aka wellbutrin/zyban) on the 1st day?

Yes: You may experience side effects right away. Therapeutic effects may take a while. ...Read more

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What happens when people occasionally drink too much alchohol on wellbutrin (bupropion)? Serious side effects? Thanks

What happens when people occasionally drink too much alchohol on wellbutrin (bupropion)?  Serious side effects?  Thanks

Seizures: It is not good idea to drink alcohol in excess with any medication meaning more than 1 or 2 drinks at a time.. One of the potential side effects of wellbutrin (bupropion) is seizures. Alcohol particularly alcohol withdrawal also can cause seizures. The potential for seizures is additive. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (Definition)

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