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Understanding warnings and precautions for Wellbutrin XL before taking it can ensure a safe treatment process. The medication carries an increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, as well as the possibility of seizures. Prior to taking the drug, tell your healthcare provider if you have seizures, a history of head trauma, or liver problems. Wellbutrin XL warnings and precautions also extend to people with seizure disorders, anorexia, or bulimia.
Wellbutrin XL: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking Wellbutrin XL® (bupropion XL) 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 or a family history of the condition (also known as manic depression)
- Heart disease
- A recent history of 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.
Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.