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

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
I agree with Dr. Kevin passer that Wellbutrin Lower the seizure threshold , but it also can decrease weight as well .
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
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In brief: Wellbutrin (bupropion) ?

Weight loss is a common wellbutrin (bupropion) side effect.

In brief: Wellbutrin (bupropion) ?

Weight loss is a common wellbutrin (bupropion) side effect.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Maya Porrino
Family Medicine
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In brief: Seizures

Bupropion (wellbutrin) has been associated with seizures in purging bulimic patients and its use is not recommended.

In brief: Seizures

Bupropion (wellbutrin) has been associated with seizures in purging bulimic patients and its use is not recommended.
Dr. Maya Porrino
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