Why can't u take wellbutrin (bupropion) if u have had eating disorders or have them?

Seizure risk. It's because buproprion (wellbutrin) can lower one's 'seizure threshold, ' which means an increase risk of seizures. Eating disorders, especially bulimia nervosa are also associated with an increased risk of having a seizure stemming from loss of electrolytes and ph imbalanced due to vomiting. Taking too much buproprion can cause seizures as well. That's the reason.
Wellbutrin (bupropion) ? Weight loss is a common wellbutrin (bupropion) side effect.
Seizures. Bupropion (wellbutrin) has been associated with seizures in purging bulimic patients and its use is not recommended.

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I read that ppl who have had eating disorders should not take wellbutrin (bupropion).I was anorexic but hv maintained healthy body weight for 6 years. Is it safe?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not recommended in individuals with past or present eating disorders. This is because of a higher reported number of seizures in this group. Talk to dr about other alternatives. Good luck to you. Read more...
Wellbutrin (bupropion) ; Safety. There may be an increased risk of seizures in patients with certain eating disorders. If one has recovered from their eating disorder and maintains an appropriate weight, i will usually go ahead and prescribe wellbutrin, (bupropion) if it is clinically indicated. You should see a board certified psychiatrist for this. Good luck. Read more...