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Headaches, dry mouth, and weight loss are some of the most common side effects of Aplenzin. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, it is possible to develop problems that may require immediate medical attention. Some of these potentially serious reactions include hallucinations, difficulty breathing, or suicidal behavior.
An Introduction to Aplenzin Side EffectsAs with any medicine, Aplenzin™ (bupropion hydrobromide) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Aplenzin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of AplenzinAplenzin was approved based on studies of shorter-acting bupropion medications (Wellbutrin® and Wellbutrin SR®). Therefore, the information on potential side effects that was included in the prescribing information for Aplenzin was actually taken from studies involving Wellbutrin or Wellbutrin SR (not from studies specifically using Aplenzin).
Based on these studies, the most common side effects of Aplenzin are likely to include:
- Headaches -- in up to 26 percent of people
- Dry mouth -- up to 24 percent
- Weight loss -- up to 19 percent (see Aplenzin and Weight Loss)
- Nausea -- up to 18 percent
- Insomnia -- up to 16 percent
- Sore throat -- up to 11 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 11 percent
- Constipation -- up to 10 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 5 to 9 percent of people) may include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- General weakness
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Frequent urination.