Usage, Dosage and Side Effects

There are a number of possible side effects to watch out for when introducing bupropion into your daily routine. According to Mayo Clinic, some possible behavioral side effects in addition to suicidal thoughts, insomnia, and anxiety include: worsened depression, sudden and significant increases in energy, recklessness, emotional sensitivity, or having an easy time s upset, or strong feelings such as nervousness, fear, or anger. Additionally, symptoms such as headache, dizziness or blurred vision may be a sign that Wellbutrin has caused a dangerous rise in blood pressure and should be followed by an immediate call to the prescribing physician.

Some side effects may present when you first start Wellbutrin but go away over time, adds Nami. These include headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, weight loss, insomnia, sore throat, nausea, and rapid heartbeat. Uncommon or potentially serious side effects may include sweating, tinnitus, tremors, rash, abdominal and/or muscle pain, vision changes, and/or symptoms of glaucoma. It’s also possible for someone to experience anaphylaxis — a severe allergic reaction — in response to bupropion (via Mayo Clinic). Signs of anaphylaxis include swelling of the face/tongue/throat, rash, itching, chest pain, or difficulty breathing. Severe allergic reactions can be life threatening and patients with these symptoms should go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

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