Wellbutrin Risks

Although many people do not experience any problems while taking Wellbutrin® (bupropion hydrochloride), this medication is not free of risks. Some of the most common risks with Wellbutrin include:
  • Agitation
  • Weight loss
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Insomnia
  • Appetite loss
  • Blurred vision.
If any problems do occur, they tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some potentially serious Wellbutrin risks that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience serious problems such as hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, or seizures.
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 liver disease, epilepsy, or diabetes.
(Click Wellbutrin Side Effects and Wellbutrin Warnings and Precautions for more information on possible Wellbutrin risks that may occur while taking this medication, including potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical care.)
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