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Wellbutrin / Zyban / Bupropion Side Effects

Bipolar Medications Library

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Updated June 08, 2012

Catalogue of side effects for the medication Bupropion, which is marketed under the brand names Wellbutrin and Zyban. This medication is often prescribed in the treatment of bipolar disorder and other mood disorders as an antidepressant, and Zyban is well-known as a treatment to help quit smoking.

Common Side Effects:

Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

Abdominal pain; constipation; decrease in appetite; dizziness; dryness of mouth; increased sweating; nausea or vomiting; trembling or shaking; trouble in sleeping; weight loss (unusual)

Less Common Side Effects:

Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

Blurred vision; change in sense of taste; drowsiness; feeling of fast or irregular heartbeat; frequent need to urinate; unusual feeling of well-being

Always Notify Doctor:

More Common: Agitation; anxiety

Less Common: Buzzing or ringing in ears; headache (severe); skin rash, hives, or itching

Rare: Confusion; extreme distrust; fainting; false beliefs that cannot be changed by facts; hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there); seizures (convulsions), especially with higher doses; trouble in concentrating

Overdose Effects - Notify Doctor:

May be more severe than side effects occurring at regular doses, or several may occur together:

Fast heartbeat; hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there); loss of consciousness; nausea; seizures (convulsions); vomiting

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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