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Bupropion Side Effects

Bupropion Side Effects
Bupropion side effects may be difficult to deal with and could lead to wanting to stop taking this antidepressant drug.

However, as is the case with all psychiatric drugs, abruptly stopping is too risky and prescription drugs should be gradually tapered, with medical oversight. Those who feel trapped on such a regimen of medication can experience a lowered quality of life and yet, be unable to stop the drug without help. We can help.

Doctors often prescribe bupropion for smoking cessation, as well as for major depressive disorder and "S.A.D." (seasonal affective disorder). However, grave concerns arose when the drug was discovered to cause suicidal thoughts in young people, most frequently up to the age of 25.

Other severe and high-risk adverse effects reportedly include:

  • Taking bupropion when breastfeeding may harm the baby. (Birth defects have not been studied).
  • Seizures may result (especially if alcohol is consumed, or when heavy alcohol consumption is stopped).
  • May impair cognitive function and reaction time, accident proneness, i.e., while driving or operating machinery.
  • Can cause allergic reactions, i.e., swelling of the face, throat, lips, tongue, etc.
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Hyperventilating
  • Causes breathing difficulties.
  • Manic episodes (racing thoughts, reckless behavior, spike of euphoria/depression, etc.)
  • Red or a purple skin rash that spreads causing blisters and peeling of the skin.

Other Common Bupropion Side Effects (Percentages From Clinical Trials Where Known):

  • Insomnia (45%)
  • Agitation (32%)
  • Abnormal dreams (13%)
  • Excessive sweating (22%)
  • Loss of libido (up to 10%)
  • Vaginal hemorrhage/bleeding (10%)
  • Menstrual complaints (10%)
  • Impotence (10%
  • Nocturia (urinary frequency, increased urgency) (10%)
  • Chills or fever (up to 10%)
  • Tachycardia (10%)
  • Flu-like symptoms (10%)
  • Arthralgia (arthritic or joint pain) (10%)
  • Myalgia (muscle aches or pains) 10%)
  • Neck pain (10%)
  • Twitching or tics
  • Stomach pain
  • Trembling
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite

Antidepressant Side Effects vs Alternative Treatments

There are alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs for smoking cessation, or the treatment of depression, or seasonal affective disorder that do not carry with them the same liability of pharmaceutical drugs. However, getting off drugs like bupropion requires a safe and gentle approach, as well as investigating and addressing initial symptoms and conditions.

The Alternative to Meds Center provides just such a program and can tailor the protocols to your specific needs. Thousands of our clients have successfully gotten off medications and achieved relief from the daunting side effects that prescription drugs are notorious for, as well as for initial symptoms that led to bupropion use.

Clearing away neurotoxic accumulations in the body, plus multiple other drug-free treatment methods are used to help our clients reach their goals successfully. Use of low-temperature sauna, chelation, nebulized glutathione, colonics, and a host of other therapies, including counseling and life coaching help clients to recover full spectrum health after prescription drug damage.

NOTE: We can also help you quit smoking using drug-free methods, while you are in your program if desired. Ask us about that, if this is an area of interest for you.

Where To Find More Information About Alternative to Meds Center

Contact us at the number on this page, and ask about how we help individuals to taper safely from medications such as bupropion. There are proven, safe and reliable Bupropion withdrawal treatment options we can explain in full when you call to find out about overcoming bupropion side effects.


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