Adverse reactions commonly encountered in subjects treated with WELLBUTRIN are agitation, dry mouth, insomnia, headache/migraine, nausea/vomiting, constipation, tremor, dizziness, excessive sweating, blurred vision, tachycardia, confusion, rash, hostility, cardiac arrhythmia, and auditory disturbance.
What are the worst side effects of Wellbutrin?
Serious side effects of Wellbutrin
- Worsened depression.
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
- Homicidal thoughts.
- Neuropsychiatric events (psychosis, mania, hallucinations, and panic attacks)
- Severe high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart problems, including irregular heartbeat.
- Angle-closure glaucoma.
Why is Wellbutrin bad for you?
Less commonly, Wellbutrin may cause serious adverse effects, such as worsening suicidal ideation and an increased risk of seizures. It may also increase stress on the liver in people with preexisting liver disease.
Is Wellbutrin bad for you long term?
Bupropion is considered a safe and effective medication when used as prescribed. And to date, there are no known complications associated with the long-term use of bupropion. However, similar to any other medication, bupropion can cause side effects in certain people.
Who should not take Wellbutrin?
You should not take Wellbutrin if you are allergic to bupropion, or if you have:
- a seizure disorder;
- an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia; or.
- if you have suddenly stopped using alcohol, seizure medications, or a sedative (such as Xanax, Valium, Fiorinal, Klonopin, and others).
Why was Wellbutrin discontinued?
The decision is based on an FDA study that found that the extended release (XL) form of bupropion — Budeprion XL — at the 300 milligram (mg) dose was not bioequivalent to brand-name Wellbutrin XL at the same dose, suggesting that it may not be as safe and effective.
Is Wellbutrin good for anxiety?
Wellbutrin XL has been shown in one clinical trial to be as effective for anxiety as escitalopram (Lexapro), a common antidepressant doctors prescribe for patients with anxiety. Some research also suggests Wellbutrin can help mitigate anxiety symptoms related to depression.
Is Wellbutrin well tolerated?
It is well tolerated in short-and longer-term treatment. Headache, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, constipation, and dizziness are the most common adverse events. Seizure and allergic reactions are medically important adverse events associated with bupropion and are reported rarely.
How does Wellbutrin make you feel?
Shortly after beginning Wellbutrin, some people may have symptoms such as: anxiety. feeling restless. agitation.
Can you stop Wellbutrin cold turkey?
Bupropion should never be stopped cold-turkey unless you experience a seizure while taking Wellbutrin. Gradually taking less and less Wellbutrin gives the body time to respond to smaller amounts of the medication. Tapering over a longer period of time will also reduce the potential for serious withdrawal symptoms.
Does your brain go back to normal after antidepressants?
The process of healing the brain takes quite a bit longer than recovery from the acute symptoms. In fact, our best estimates are that it takes 6 to 9 months after you are no longer symptomatically depressed for your brain to entirely recover cognitive function and resilience.
Can bupropion cause memory loss?
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, agitation, confusion, unusual behavior/thinking, memory loss), unusual weight loss or gain.
Do antidepressants shorten your life?
The analysis found that in the general population, those taking antidepressants had a 33 percent higher risk of dying prematurely than people who were not taking the drugs. Additionally, antidepressant users were 14 percent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event, such as a stroke or a heart attack.
Does caffeine affect Wellbutrin?
No interactions were found between caffeine and Wellbutrin XL. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
How fast is weight loss on Wellbutrin?
A 2012 study found that obese adults who took bupropion SR (standard release) in 300mg or 400mg doses lost 7.2% and 10% of their body weight, respectively, over 24 weeks and maintained that weight loss at 48 weeks (Anderson, 2012).