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Bupropion Side Effects

Bupropion Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects of bupropion that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Seizures (see Wellbutrin Seizures)
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior (see Wellbutrin and Suicide)
  • Anxiety, agitation, or panic attacks
  • Hostility or aggressiveness
  • Engaging in unusual or dangerous activities
  • Restlessness or an inability to sit still
  • Extreme elation or feelings of happiness that may switch back and forth with a depressed or sad mood
  • Other unusual changes in behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • A fast heart rate
  • Chest palpitations
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feelings of internal jitteriness or restlessness
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Rare Bupropion Side Effects

There are other possible problems that can occur in people taking bupropion. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people taking the medication. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects are because of the medication or something else.
Some of these rare bupropion side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Hair loss (see Wellbutrin and Hair Loss)
  • Acne
  • Ulcers
  • Mood swings
  • Canker sores
  • Bronchitis
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Memory loss
  • Flushing (redness of the skin, especially in the face)
  • Bladder infections.
For information on other possible bupropion side effects, visit the following eMedTV articles:
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