(Click Drug Interactions With Bupropion for more information.)
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking bupropion if you have:
- Seizures or epilepsy (see Wellbutrin Seizures)
- A brain tumor
- A history of head trauma or brain injury
- An eating disorder, such as bulimia or anorexia
- Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) or a family history of bipolar disorder
- Heart disease
- A recent history of a heart attack
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Bupropion During Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Bupropion and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Bupropion for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take bupropion.)