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Precautions and warnings with bupropion XL include the risk of liver damage, an increased chance of suicidal behavior, and the danger of taking the medication when pregnant. Before taking it, tell your healthcare provider if you have epilepsy, liver problems, or any allergies. Precautions and warnings with bupropion XL also extend to people who are allergic to any ingredient used to make the drug or who have a seizure disorder.

Bupropion XL: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking bupropion XL (Wellbutrin XL®, Forfivo™ XL) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol regularly.
     
Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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