Wellbutrin Side Effects

Wellbutrin Side Effects

At the Alternative to Meds Center Rehab we provide comforting Wellbutrin side effects help for overcoming side effects and greatly lessening withdrawal symptoms.


Users of this medication often wish to stop taking it due to Wellbutrin side effects, but are sometimes afraid of encountering Wellbutrin withdrawal symptoms.  Ranging in severity from mild to severe, Wellbutrin side effects can go from being uncomfortable to unbearable and from harmless to dangerous. Some Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL side effects are subtle and go unnoticed until users become aware that they may be experiencing a side effect. For instance, if a person who takes this antidepressant is experiencing loss of appetite or a headache, they probably would not immediately think it was related to the antidepressant drug they take every day but actually it probably is. Adverse side effects that are most commonly associated with this drug’s consumption include dry mouth, sore throat, headache, migraine, agitation, insomnia, constipation, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, tremor, Wellbutrin side effects sweating, restlessness, anxiety, dizziness, ringing in the ears, Wellbutrin side effects rashes, and seizures.

Because the Wellbutrin side effect profile includes a risk of seizures, the manufacturer of this medication recommends that it should not be prescribed to people with a history of bulimia, anorexia nervosa, a brain tumor, major head injury, or epilepsy. Wellbutrin, also known as Bupropion, also includes the aspect of drug interactions. This medication is to a large extent metabolized, because of this, co-administration of additional substances can affect this drug’s activity. Depending on what type of drug it is, the effect of both when taken together could be decreased, increased or altered. Wellbutrin and alcohol is a dangerous combination which can yield severe side effects. It’s very important to obtain help, such as the kind that is offered at our treatment center, especially if you are combining this medication with alcohol or any of the following medication: MAOIs, beta blockers, nicotine patches, Carbamazepine, Levodopa, Cimetidine, Cyclophosphamide, Haldol, Thorazine, Risperdal, Orphenadrine, steroid medications, Phenobarbital, and other antidepressants such as Zoloft or Prozac.

A very serious side effect of this medication is the possibility of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Bupropion has been associated with suicide and sometimes severe and permanent psychological disorders, which include personality changes, memory and anger control issues, psychosis, mania, and general psychological abnormalities or disturbances. Stroke, sometimes resulting in fatality have also been noted. The use of this drug has been banned in certain nations; in the UK use of this medication has been limited to an aid for smoking cessation and can only be obtained one time, subsequent prescriptions of this drug is illegal in the UK.

The reason for the use of this medication being limited to a smoking cessation aid in the UK is because of adverse Wellbutrin long term side effects that are sometimes deadly. People have alleged that the drug was responsible for cardiovascular, allergic, or psychiatric problems. Additionally it can increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior, and is not approved for use of treatment in pediatric patients with depression because of such side effects. Wellbutrin long term side effects appear to be many of the reasons for patients choosing discontinuation of their medication. This is understandable when bad effects outweigh good effects of medicine, suffering from unwanted side effects is not necessary as many alternatives are available for treating depression that do not carry antidepressant side effects. However, because of all the possible dangers associated with this medication, it is important to have professional Wellbutrin side effects help.

Even if a serotonin deficiency, the most commonly blamed contributing factor to depression, is not present in an individual to begin with, taking an antidepressant can actually cause a real deficit in Serotonin to develop. Serotonin is made for reuptake in order for it to be used again by the nerve cell. Many antidepressants, instead of producing Serotonin; inhibit the reuptake from occurring. When the Serotonin is forced like this to remain in nerve space (the brain synapse), it will be degraded into its metabolites, then all Serotonin will exhausted and none is left for reuptake. It’s similar to the way Cocaine only makes a person feel good for a short period of time, until the Cocaine has used up all the Dopamine and then everything becomes over-simulating. This occurs because our neurochemical of reward is Dopamine. Serotonin however, is inhibitory, as it inhibits stimulation from the environment and it also creates our sleep neurohormones and reduces compulsive thoughts and behaviors.

When Serotonin is low due to the antidepressant drug, the person is likely to struggle with anxiousness, restlessness, sleeplessness, and over stimulation. These antidepressant side effects are usually present because of the now true deficiency of Serotonin. We use targeted IV amino acid treatment and other supplements that will create Serotonin to fight these side effects. Our Wellbutrin alternatives withdrawal program is focused at discovering medical reasons that might be contributing to depression. We use lab testing, natural substances to support the neurochemistry, cessation to get rid of accumulated neurotoxins from the drug or the person’s environment, Wellbutrin withdrawal methods, peer support, massage therapy, yoga, exercise and holistic therapies to address depression and make Wellbutrin side effects go away. We invite your call, talk with us and get an understanding of the things that can be done to offer you effective Wellbutrin side effects help.


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