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Bupropion or bupropion hydrochloride, also known formerly as amfebutamone, is a medication primarily used as an antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. It is marketed as Wellbutrin and Zyban among other trade names. It is one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants in the United States, although in many English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, this is an off-label use. Bupropion is taken in tablet form and is available only by prescription in most countries. Chemically, bupropion is in the aminoketone family.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Urinary incontinence, Arthralgia, Irritability, Fatigue, Insomnia, Eye allergy, Impatience, Discomfort, Nightmare

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Posted By Ellie on July 7, 2016 @ 6:12 pm

The side effect list pretty much says it all. The only one that I want to clarify is eye allergies. It just feels like allergies with the stinging and irritation. All of them either started or were worsened, like my arthritis, when I started this drug and worsened when my dose was increased. I'm still decreasing dosage to stop taking it, and the effects haven't gone away yet, but haven't gotten worse. I really hope it all goes away.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Hypersensitivity

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Heightened sense of smell, nausea

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

No side effects. Have been taking this for 8 years I am drug-sensitive. Wellbutrin HCL is the only antidepressant that has worked well for me! No weight-gai

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal pain upper, Dysgeusia, Parosmia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: In the beginning: sensitive gag reflex, sensitive to smells, stomach cramps, shorter sleep periods, mild taste changes Wellbutrin has been really helpful. It makes me feel mor...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal pain, Tinnitus, Nervousness, Cardiac flutter, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Insomnia, Weight decreased, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: abdominal pain, diarrhea, insomnia, loss of appetite, nervousness, tinnitus, dry mouth, heart palpitations, weight loss I had taken this medication 8 years ago and had no side...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anger, Crying, Aggression, Amnesia, Confusional state, Feeling of despair, Mood altered, Vision blurred, Withdrawal syndrome, Appetite disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... appear to be a faux cocaine, although the high wasn't near even the rather lame high of cocaine yet the adverse effects were strikingly similar if not yet out and out as dangerous. Within two weeks of...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Difficulty walking, Disturbance in attention, Libido increased, Impulsive behaviour, Energy increased, Grip strength decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Good: Increased Energy, Increased libido, laugh more Bad: Headaches, Poor Concentration, Impulsivity, I drop things and stumble a lot I was so scared to try meds again an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: slight headache, helps my nausea more energy

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Insomnia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Hard to sleep tired all the time

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Abnormal dreams, Insomnia, Hot flush

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: When I started it I felt abit nausea (no vomiting), I had hot flashes, some weird dreams, didn't sleep too well, but my depression (because of my anxiety) dissapeard after only 1-2 week...

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