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Some Wellbutrin SR warnings and precautions include possible drug interactions; the safety of taking Wellbutrin SR while pregnant or nursing; and the risk of allergic reactions, seizures, or high blood pressure in some people taking this medicine. A few of the conditions that you should tell your healthcare provider about before taking Wellbutrin SR include kidney disease, heart disease, and liver problems. Among the people who should not take this drug are those with anorexia or bulimia, as well as those who take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
Wellbutrin SR: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Wellbutrin SR® (bupropion SR) if you have:
- Seizures or epilepsy (see Wellbutrin Seizures)
- A brain tumor
- A history of head trauma or brain injury
- An eating disorder, such as bulimia or anorexia
- Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- Heart disease
- A recent history of a heart attack
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.