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The potential side effects of Forfivo XL are based on the results of clinical studies done on the shorter-acting bupropion medications. Based on these studies, some of the common reactions to Forfivo XL are likely to include headaches, nausea, and insomnia. While reactions such as these are typically minor, there are some potentially dangerous problems, such as suicidal thoughts or hallucinations, which require medical treatment.
An Introduction to Forfivo XL Side EffectsJust like any medicine, Forfivo™ XL (bupropion XL) 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 Forfivo XL. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of Forfivo XLForfivo XL was approved based on studies of shorter-acting bupropion medications (Wellbutrin® and Wellbutrin SR®). Therefore, the potential side effects listed in the prescribing information for Forfivo XL are actually the side effects from studies with Wellbutrin and Wellbutrin SR.
Based on these studies, some of the most common reactions to Forfivo XL are likely to include:
- Headache -- in up to 26 percent of people
- Dry mouth -- up to 24 percent
- Weight loss -- up to 19 percent (see Forfivo XL 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 percent to 9 percent of people, included but are not limited to:
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- General weakness
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Frequent urination.