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There are a number of precautions and warnings with bupropion to be aware of. For example, because bupropion can interact with certain other medicines, it is important to let your healthcare provider know (prior to taking bupropion) about all other drugs you are taking. Also, there are a number of conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take bupropion, including heart disease, diabetes, and any allergies. Among the people who should not take bupropion are those with a seizure disorder and those taking other drugs containing bupropion.

Bupropion: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking bupropion hydrochloride (Wellbutrin®) if you have:
 
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
The information in this article refers specifically to short-acting, immediate-release bupropion, not the longer-acting forms (Aplenzin™, Budeprion XL®, Budeprion™ SR, Buproban®, Wellbutrin SR®, Wellbutrin XL®, Forfivo™ XL, Zyban®).
 
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