Bupropion sr side effects

Common Questions and Answers about Bupropion sr side effects


Avatar n tn My doctor swiched me from Paxil to Bupropion Sr. last week and He said that thier was no need to ween myself off of the Paxil. So I started the Bupropion Sr at 150mg once a day for 4 days and then was to go on to two a day, Well since I started the drug. I have been very dizzy and if I move my head to fast I feel like a jolt in my vision. I told my doctor and he suggested to stay on the one a day for another week. I also have lost a pound a day since starting the drug.
4951398 tn?1365460343 I had spotting when I first took wellbutrin as well, it will go away.
Avatar f tn My husband has been taking Bupropion HSL SR 150mg for a few months and it doesn't seem to be working as well as the Bupropion XL 150mg he was taking for a few years before he was switched because, the pharmacy said, they could not get the Bupropion XL 150mg at that time. My husband has dementia. He takes the Bupropion in the morning along with his Aricept and Exforge (for blood pressure). He gets drowsy right after taking his pills and I think it may be the Bupropion HSL SR causing this.
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 I was just prescribed wellbutrin sr. I started it today. I have been reading the side effects of this drug and also the warnings of this drug. I am petrified of what this drug can do to me, with or without asprin, cigarettes, and partying. I am currently a bartender. I tend to drink very heavily on weekends and am wondering how the alcohol will effect me while taking wellbutrin sr. i take two doses of it a day equaling out to 300mg a day.
Avatar n tn Of course the increased dosage could have some side-effects but you didn't mention since when he switched.
370801 tn?1264408618 Well, my doctor put me on Bupropian SR 100 mg in the morning and another 100 mg in the evening. The side effects aren't bad at all and it has definitely helped me with my social anxiety and I'm just able to walk around and enjoy life more. I have been taking it for a bout 2 weeks now, and I have been travelling the whole time. I return home tommorow so I will see how I feel in my normal daily life. But my depression is still pretty bad..
Avatar n tn Brenda is quite right that bupropion does have its own set of side effects to deal with--this medication effects different people differently. She is also right that most insurances do not cover Zyban, but will cover Well. SR. While it is true that Wellbutrin SR (150 mg) is also marketed as Zyban (in fact the pills are identical looking only with different stamps on them), Wellbutrin does come in a 75 mg and 100 mg tablet (Zyban has only 1 strength-150mg).
Avatar f tn I want to start Tecfidera next month, but if these side effects are not gone by then (so I can gauge the possible side effects of Tecfidera) then I am going to give up th eWellbutrin. Dr keeps telling me to give it a month. really? 3 weeks is almost a month. I'm so tired of this... It was good to hear others having the same lasting problems (not that I'm glad you had them, just that I'm not alone).
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 m tn I started out on 150 mg XL once a day and it didnt really do much, so she doubled the dosage to 300 mg XL once a day, and that gave me SEVERE side effects, horrible head pain. I almost went to the hospital, but to be honest, I was desperate for help so I kept taking it. except instead of taking it once a day, i broke it in half and took it twice a day at least 12 hours apart, if not more. The pills kept crumbling so i asked for 60 150mg XL pills because i had read that XL works better than SR.
Avatar n tn I have been reading here on the net that wellbutrin does not have these side effects and told my doctor. Well he started me on 150 mg of WellbutrinSR twice a day for a total of 300 mg a day, and completely took me off the Effexor. This evening makes a total of 2 days since the switch, and I am experiencing wierd effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and a bit nausious. It is worse today than yesterday, I hope it does'nt get any worse than this.
1228332 tn?1267361885 I do get a little charge from it, it almost reminds me of meth, only without the central nervous system side effects. I have no excuses for my actions, I have to be accountable n own it. I do not know if I will ever be 100% right n firing on all cylinders...all we can do is try to make progress n move forward in a more positive direction although it may be that we both have seemingly taken a few steps back. Anyway, I will keep u in my thoughts n hope ur working thru it...
Avatar n tn In 1996, the FDA approved sustained-release bupropion (bupropion SR) as an alternative to bupropion IR. Bupropion SR allowed for more convenient twice daily dosing and reduced seizure incidence rates to 0.1%.9,10 Published reports, however, warn that this long-acting formulation might prolong neurologic toxicity—including seizures in overdose.11 Seven years later, in 2003, the FDA approved extended-release bupropion (bupropion ER) as a new, once daily substitute for bupropion IR and SR.
Avatar n tn i just started bupropion sr 150 mg. today to help me quit smoking. is it ok to take it with my other meds. esp. trazadone?
Avatar n tn I feel different, I've gone from a confident, funny-loving and gained self-esteemed person to a moody, irritable and depressed person. I did seek therapy...the end result, I have PMDD. But before that diagnosis I was taking Wellbutrin XL which I loved, it felt like it helped. Then in changing medical insurance, I've been force to change to Bupropion HCL SR, which I felt very "iffy" about. While taking Bupropion, I began to bruise, so I've weened myself off.
Avatar m tn I noticed that when she recieved a new script from Medco, the pills were a different color and it said Bupropion HCL SR instead of Bupropion SR. They assure us they are the same but with the mood swings and agrevation I have observed in the last week. "Something is different". I guess my question would be since she has been totally sober for the last ten years or so and has been taking a lower dose for the last year, 150 mg, I am wondering if she should just stop.
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 f tn morphine sulfate, trazadone, tizanidine, diazepam, bupropion SR, cialopram, bystolic, quinapril, simvastin, vitamin d3, bayer, aleve, mirilax, omeprazole & imodium. Is there any ideas what this many drugs are doing to me? I am a 55 y/o female & been on SSDI since 07.
Avatar n tn You should check with your doctor about concomitant administration of Wellbutrin SR and Paxil...there is a risk of seizure with co-administration. 3. The side effect are roughly the same as Paxil, except there are fewer sexual side effects with Wellbutrin. Hope this helps: John W.
7001009 tn?1386967533 -After 8 days on 150mg I bumped up to 300mg SR from manufacturer Mylan. I was on 300mg SR for 14 days (we're now at 22 total days on Bupropion, disregarding dosage). This was a rollercoaster - some days I felt fantastic while others I felt like a hermit and wanted to do absolutely nothing. -After 14 days on 300mg SR, I decided I did not want to have to worry about taking a pill twice a day (i'm pretty forgetful) so I opted for 300mg XL. The 300 XL came from manufacturer Actavis.
Avatar f tn and prescribed cetrizine and ranitidine which I'm very afraid of starting because of the side effects. I've been diagnosed 30 years ago with manic depression for which I take 300 mg of bupropion SR. Read several articles on histamines and am surprised at the number of diseases, including several mental illnesses, that are affected by high levels of histamines. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn Lexapro works great!!! I have tried them all!! Finally, no side effects, and I feel like myself. Give it 2 or 3 days, then you will feel like yourself. Good luck!
1342640 tn?1276185528 Bupropion has shown some success in treating social phobia[23] and anxiety comorbid with depression,[24] but not panic disorder with agoraphobia.[25] Its anxiolytic potential has been compared to that of sertraline[24] and doxepin.[26} # 23 Emmanuel NP, Brawman-Mintzer O, Morton WA, Book SW, Johnson MR, Lorberbaum JP, Ballenger JC, Lydiard RB. (2000). "Bupropion-SR in treatment of social phobia". Depression and Anxiety 12 (2): 111-3. PMID 11091936.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Zoloft and decided it wasn't working for me so the doctor prescribed Wellbutrin and I quit taking the Zoloft maybe I didn't wean myself off correctly from the Zoloft but the withdrawals were far worse than the actual side effects of taking it, I just felt dizzy everytime I got up or moved around and it felt like just shocks or jolts, very weird. So I went back on the Zoloft and want to quit taking the Wellbutrin which I have only been taking it for 7 days.
Avatar n tn I am a little stressed out,but Not depressed at all. Should i be concerned about dangerous side effects or try it? If it does NOT work out for me, how do i safely get off it?
Avatar n tn My doctor discussed possibly putting me on welbutrin. I am SCARED TO DEATH of two side effects I was told welbutrin can cause. 1. seizures 2. weight gain Can anyone here put my mind at ease?