Wellbutrin XL Information:
Wellbutrin XL (Generic name: Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended Release) is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). Wellbutrin XL is the first drug used for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is characterized by recurrent major depressive episodes that usually coincide with the seasonal decrease of daylight during autumn and winter. Bupropion Hydrochloride is believed to work by blocking reuptake of chemicals in the brain called noradrenaline and dopamine, which are linked with depression. Take Wellbutrin XL exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Wellbutrin XL Side Effects:
The most common Bupropion side effects include anxiety, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, weight gain or loss, and etc. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such chest pain, fainting, glucose, hallucinations, increased blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes, seizures, signs of liver problem (e.g., jaundice), trouble concentrating, uncontrolled movements (e.g., tremor), urination problems, and serious allergic reaction (difficult breathing; hives; itching; rash; swelling of the lips, throat or tongue), please inform your doctor immediately.
Wellbutrin XL Precautions:
Do NOT take Wellbutrin XL if you are allergic to Bupropion HCl or to any of the ingredients in Wellbutrin XL medication. Do NOT take Wellbutrin XL if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Before taking Wellbutrin XL oral, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as brain tumor, diabetes, diets aids, eating disorder, head injury, heart disease, liver or kidney problems, psychiatric disorder or suicide thoughts (personal or family history), seizures and etc. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Wellbutrin XL drug, especially of: anti-diabetic, anti-epilepsy, antipsychotic thioridazine, beta-blockers, blood clotting drugs, cancer drugs, HIV drugs, MAO inhibitors, medicines for mental illness or Parkinson’s disease, nicotine, and other antidepressants. Consult with your doctor for use of Bupropion HCI in children, adolescents under 18 years of age, or seniors are over 65.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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