Bupropion generic side effects

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1325668 tn?1294447726 In over 70% of the people who use bupropion, the above side effects go away within about a week after they stop taking the medicine. Only about 10% of people have to stop taking bupropion because of side effects. Less common side effects (occurring in less than 10% of people) include: ■Dizziness. ■Difficulty concentrating. ■Upset stomach (nausea). ■Anxiety. ■Constipation. ■Tremors. ■Skin problems or rashes.
4951398 tn?1365460343 I had spotting when I first took wellbutrin as well, it will go away.
Avatar f tn All of these drugs come with many side effects -- some suffer more, some less, but all drugs have side effects. They are very powerful and alter the way the body functions naturally, so naturally they throw some things out of balance. How much depends on the person. General docs just don't know this stuff that well as they don't receive specialized training in it.
4951398 tn?1365460343 You may have to talk to your dr that prescribed it to you. That being said you can keep checking back and you may find somebody who can relate to your question.
Avatar n tn Of course the increased dosage could have some side-effects but you didn't mention since when he switched.
5050843 tn?1362873926 Need to know I'm not alone and if these feeling will go away!!! Ok, my story in a nutshell.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Bupropion(generic) for 3 months. I've tried 300mg-XL, 2x150mg-SR, and both times (though I'd take the morning dose at 6AM) had a hard time falling asleep at night, tossing around in bed an hour or so. I normally don't have a sleeping problem. So, I now take only one 150mg-SR around 7AM and no afternoon dose. I can fall asleep fine now, but my energy runs out in the late afternoon ...
Avatar n tn I am taking the generic Wellbutrin called bupropion at 150mg a day. Will I lose or gain weight while being on 150mg? Is burpropion very different from Wellbutrin? Like are the side effects different in anyway? If I increase my dose to 300mg a day instead of 150mg will I lose more weight?
Avatar n tn Since Budeprion XL’s introduction in 2006, numerous consumers who had previously been treated with Wellbutrin XL reported adverse side effects upon switching to Budeprion XL, including headaches, insomnia, nausea, and mood swings. Many patients also reported a loss of antidepressive effect.
587279 tn?1223704355 Has anyone had long term side effects from Wellbutrin or Zyban? I have had long term neurological problems that seemed to be triggered by a reaction to wellbutrin. I was wondering if others have experienced any problems from either of these drugs. Please contact me and let me know. I am suffering from muscle wasting, muscle twitching, severe memory problems and I am 32 years old. No doctor nor specialist can figure out what is causing my decline in health.
7001009 tn?1386967533 SO, overall (disregarding manufacturer) I have been on 300mg of Bupropion (generic) for 55 days (almost 8 full weeks). Of those 8 full weeks I have been on Actavis's version of 300mg XL for just over 5 weeks. It has most definitely been a rollercoaster and this past week (week 8) has been very difficult - malaise, lethargy, and exhaustion with brief stints of intense happiness and energy which can last anywhere from 1 to 3-4 hours.
Avatar m tn Just looked it up....I think that escitalopram is another name for Lexapro,right? My Mom takes Lexapro and she loves it,but everybody is different. If you click on the highlighted word for "escitalopram" it should give you some of the side-effects,but keep in mind that everybody is different,so we all react differently to different meds.
370801 tn?1264408618 I also take adderall, occassionally. So far no side effects but after reading these post about generic wellbutrin XL I am going to ask my doctor to switch me to Bupropion 75mg (they have this on the ''wallgreens 400'' list which would give 180 pills for $12). I figured I could take 2 of those 75 mg pills in the morning and 2 in the evening. Any comments are welcomed.
Avatar f tn She was very adimit that Lexapro is the miricle anti-depressant and it has very few side effects. Here is my problem, I have had two kids in a row and a thyroid problem. I am ready to lose weight. ALL the forums I have read on the internet have all said you gain weight with Lexapro!!! Does anyone have anything positive to say about the drug? Because I want to be happy but I also don't want to have a problem getting rid of all this depressing weight. Thank You.
Avatar m tn I began treatment for depression with Activis Bupropion 300xl about 4 months ago. Initially, everything was great. I had no real side effects and my depression had lifted significantly. Almost overnight, the bupropion seemed to lose all effectiveness. I am feeling astonishingly similar to how I was feeling before treatment. Is this something that anyone has experienced? Does it have something to do with the type of generic? Am I crazy? :) Any feedback would be so greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn My doctor has mentioned several times that patients concerned about sexual side effects should try Wellbutrin. I believe the generic form (i.e., bupropion) may be more cost effective.
Avatar m tn in march 08 he started taking the welbutrin ..generic bupropion hcl xl 300 mg once a day ...to stop smoking ..he went from 2 packs a day to 1 pack a day ...however things started to get worse with his mood and i thought it was just because of the trouble in marriage but now that i have researched the welbutrin some i now feel it was the medication .my husband has never been depressed ...but he started being emotional ...fearfull i was going to leave him ..
Avatar m tn Psychiatrists and all doctors in fact are not just script writers but throughly review all medications before they prescribe them as regards beneficial effects, side effects and interactions and if the psychiatrist isn't following up in that regard it would be worthwhile to seek a second opinion.
Avatar f tn Hot flashes and insomnia are side effects with bupropion. But if you've been on it for several years you probably wouldn't develop the side effects now. I suggest continue taking the bupropion and let your doctor know if your condition does not improve.
Avatar n tn Zyban is a very effective medicine to help stop smoking. You need to take it for 10-14 days before it starts to work, so pick a date - say 2 weeks away - that you want to quit smoking, and start taking the Zyban immediately. Zoloft is NOT used for smoking cessation - Zoloft is almost exclusively used for depression, though sometimes it can be used for chronic pain as the pain often depletes the body's ability to deal with stress.
Avatar n tn But it seems to be transferring this negative energy in other ways (though I prefer these side effects over how I used to feel...
Avatar n tn My doctor decided to try some different meds that would be on the walmart generic plan for $4. First it was zoloft that has awful sexual side effects, and in turn would cause problems with my husband. Now I am on celexa which I absolutely HATE!!! I am so tired. I have four children and I dread everyday that i have to get up. I do not have any energy nor motivation to do anything no matter how hard i try. My doctor now wants to switch me to lexapro which is not on the $4 plan.
Avatar m tn 50mg clonazepam+ 150mg bupropion in the morning, then .50mg clonazepam + 5mg escitolopram ( Lexapro generic). I'm feeling better, but little sleepy. Anyone else, is on this 3 meds combo? How do they feel?. Also, escitolopram causes sexual side effect. Thanks,Guys.
Avatar f tn 31 weeks today and I asked my doc if I could breastfeed on bupropion (wellbutrin generic) and she said probably best not. Then said that normally they taper off starting before the 3rd trimester with antidepressant and medicines similar. So "yeah why don't we do that". I was pissed! Why was this not brought to my attention over a month ago?! They had my med list and knew I was on it. So of course now I'm worried about side effects etc.
Avatar m tn Effexor is alright, as well as lexapro, didnt have any adverse side effects. Each AD effects people different, you would be well to try and get the right one for you.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, both sertraline (Zoloft) and bupropion can present with side-effects of numbness, irritability, and weight gain and it would be difficult to determine which one could be causing the symptoms. Aside from this there are other possible causes including improper sleeping posture, nerve impingement, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and endocrine disorders such as thyroid diseases or diabetes. Thus, it would also be difficult to say if this is something serious or not.
Avatar m tn Cymbalta had very strong sexual side effects for me. MAybe not for you ? Wellbutrin didnt work for me. I think you are doing all the right things, people under report the sexual side effects because of embarrassment, you should not have to live with that and you have a right to say that it is intolerable to you. I wonder how the Doctor would feel if they had to put up with that.
Avatar n tn Since the active ingredient (bupropion) is the same in both name brand and generic, you should have no problem. The only time people have problems (normally) is when they are allergic to the dye (color) in the pills (inactive ingredients). Actually since this is a new generic, it may still be make by the name brand company with the wellbutrin (they do that alot to make more money).
20632981 tn?1503691167 It also allows you to see if any problems you get are withdrawal effects or side effects of whatever new drug you use. If I were you, and that's easy for me to say from my safe distance, I'd taper off the Zoloft and see if you still have any hormonal dysfunction. As I said, it's very possible this problem took care of itself as you aged.