Typical Adverse Effects:
-Loss of weight
Less Common side effects:
Uncommon side effects:
Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following side effects:
- rapid heart rate
- convulsions (seizures)
- Simple bleeding or bruising
- a strange weakness
- becoming unconscious. Serious side effects are possible with wellbutrin. If you experience any of these serious side effects, stop taking Wellbutrin and contact your doctor right away.
Other, less common side effects of wellbutrin are possible. If you experience any strange side effects while taking this medication, contact your doctor right away.
There are tablets of wellbutrin in strengths of 75 mg and 100 mg.
Wellbutrin may interact with other drugs, supplements, and herbal products you may be taking. When a substance modifies how a drug functions, there is an interaction. This could be harmful or stop the medication from working properly.
All other antidepressants you are taking, such as Celexa, Cymbalta, Desyrel, Effexor, Lexapro, Luvox, Oleptro, Paxil, Pexeva, Viibryd, and Zoloft, should be disclosed to your doctor. Combining Wellbutrin with medications that cause drowsiness or slow breathing can result in fatal side effects. Before combining Wellbutrin with a sedative, narcotic pain reliever, muscle relaxant, or medication for anxiety, depression, or seizures, consult your doctor.
Prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products, as well as other medications, may interact with Wellbutrin. Not all potential interactions are covered in this list. Inform your doctor about all of your current medications as well as any new or discontinued ones. This includes vitamins, herbal products, prescription and over-the-counter medications. Give every medical professional who treats you a list of all the medications you take.
If you have epilepsy or a history of seizures, an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia, or if you recently stopped using alcohol, sedatives, or tranquilizers, you shouldn't take Wellbutrin. When combined with other medications or taken by people who have certain medical conditions, wellbutrin can increase the risk of seizures. If you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the previous 14 days—including isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others—do not take Wellbutrin.
If you are expecting, avoid taking Wellbutrin. The unborn child could suffer harm. If you become pregnant while taking Wellbutrin for depression or seasonal affective disorder, call your doctor right away.
Major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder are both managed with wellbutrin. The use of Wellbutrin is not limited to those conditions detailed in this medication guide.