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Wellbutrin (Bupropion) Side Effects, Ratings, and Patient Comments

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Brand Names: Aplenzin, Buproban, Forfivo XL, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban, Zyban Advantage Pack, Budeprion XL

Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Wellbutrin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

You should not take Wellbutrin if you have seizures, an eating disorder, or if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medication, or sedatives. If you take Wellbutrin for depression, do not also take Zyban to quit smoking.

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Wellbutrin (Bupropion) Side Effects, Ratings, and Patient Comments
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Wellbutrin (Bupropion) Side Effects, Ratings, and Patient Comments

( 2 out of 5 )

April 4, 2017 9:17 am2 years ago
Not Satisfied
REASON FOR TAKING: - depression and previous weight gain on Paxil
GENDER: - female
AGE: - 43
TIME ON DRUG: (months/years) - 3 months
SIDE-EFFECTS: (separate with comma - significant hair thinning/ loss and change in hair texture, insomnia, hives, itchy skin, rotten egg- smelling constnt flatulence, panic attacks, slight dizziness, constant "brain fog" (slow, confused, almost stoned feeling that never goes away)

started out taking generic150 mg bupropion hcl xl then, after 10 days, increased to 300mg of the same. reduced dose down to 150 mg after 2 1/2 months when my hair loss became accelerated. For me, this drug did help with motivation and a 4 pound/ month weight loss, but I'd rather be fat and depressed than bald, itchy, smelly, and simultaneously tweaking and fried.

Wellbutrin (Bupropion) Side Effects, Ratings, and Patient Comments

( 4 out of 5 )

March 17, 2017 4:35 am2 years ago
REASON FOR TAKING: - Managing bipolar depression
GENDER: - Female
AGE: - 29
TIME ON DRUG: (months/years) - 9 months
SIDE-EFFECTS: (separate with comma - Chocks, dehydrated,sweat and fast heartbeat

It really helped with my bipolar depression after alot of medication that didn't work.

Helping others beat bipolar disorder. After living with Bipolar for over 16 years, I have self-educated myself to come up with creative ways to live a normal productive life. It`s time to give back by helping others transform!