Negative Effects of Wellbutrin

Although most people tolerate Wellbutrin® (bupropion hydrochloride) well, it is not free of negative effects. Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any possible problems that may apply to you. Negative effects of this medication include potential side effects. Some of the most common Wellbutrin side effects include:
  • Agitation
  • Weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Insomnia
  • Appetite loss
  • Blurred vision.
Although negative effects of Wellbutrin tend to be minor, there are some serious side effects of the medication that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, or a fast heart rate.
Other Wellbutrin warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, you may not be able to take Wellbutrin if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, liver disease, or epilepsy.
(Click Wellbutrin Side Effects and Wellbutrin Warnings and Precautions for more information on potential dangers to be aware of before starting treatment with this medication. This article also explains what to tell your healthcare provider before using Wellbutrin and who may not be able to safely use the medication.)
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