Wellbutrin Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal thinking and behavior in children and young adults.

Wellbutrin also known as Aplenzin, Budeprion, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL, Bupropion, Bupropion ER, Bupropion SR, Bupropion XL, Elontril, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Wellbutrin XR, Zyban, Zyntabac, Voxra.

Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.



Wellbutrin Drug Warnings:

There have been 10 drug regulatory agency warnings from three countries (United States, United Kingdom, and Canada) and the European Union. These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

6 warnings on Wellbutrin causing suicidal thoughts/behavior
3 warnings on Wellbutrin causing hostility
2 warnings on Wellbutrin causing birth defects
2 warnings on Wellbutrin causing anxiety
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing mania

Wellbutrin Drug Studies:

There have been 10 studies in three countries (United States, Canada and Finland). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

2 studies on Wellbutrin causing suicidal thoughts/behaviors
2 studies on Wellbutrin causing birth defects
2 studies on Wellbutrin causing heart problems
1 study on Wellbutrin causing abnormal bleeding
1 study on Wellbutrin causing violence
1 study on Wellbutrin causing mania

Top Reactions for All Ages: There have been 18,133 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Wellbutrin.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 2,102 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 1,372 cases of insomnia
  • 1,251 cases of depression
  • 1,214 cases of convulsions
  • 1,112 cases of anxiety
  • 1,030 cases of headaches
  • 993 cases of nausea
  • 961 cases of dizziness
  • 750 cases of tremors
  • 744 cases of rashes


Documented Side Effects of Wellbutrin:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Agitation
Blurred vision
Confusion
Decreased libido
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Dizziness

Hallucinations
Insomnia
Irrational fears
Irregular heartbeat
Muscle or joint pain
Sedation
Seizures

Swelling of the face, hands, feet or lower legs
Tremor
Uncontrollable shaking
Weight loss



Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.