Wellbutrin Side Effects

Wellbutrin is a potent medication that should be taken with care and with a full understanding of its possible adverse effects.

The side effects experienced by patients taking Wellbutrin are generally known to increase with increases in dosage. For that reason, it is extremely important to not exceed daily maximum dosages of Wellbutrin.

The most commonly reported side effects associated with patients taking up to 300 mg. a day of Wellbutrin are:

  • weight loss
  • loss of appetite
  • dry mouth
  • skin rash
  • sweating
  • ringing in the ears
  • shakiness
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • myalgia
  • nausea
  • sore throat
  • excessive urinating
Patients taking higher dosages of Wellbutrin have reported additional side effects, including:

  • Dizziness
  • abdominal pain
  • heart palpitations
Wellbutrin has also been associated with the onset of delusions, hallucinations, psychosis, paranoia and/or confusion in patients being treated for major depression. It can also trigger manic episodes in patients with bi-polar disorder.

Sexual Side Effects: Although increased sexual dysfunction is a widely known side effect of some antidepressant medications, patients taking Wellbutrin have not faced such problems. In clinical trials, few Wellbutrin patients reported impotence or changes in their sex drive.

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