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 16 drug regulatory agency warnings from five countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and United States) and the European Union on Wellbutrin (or bupropion). 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):

7 warnings on Wellbutrin causing suicide risk or suicidal behavior
4 warnings on Wellbutrin causing agitation
3 warnings on Wellbutrin causing blood pressure changes or high or low blood pressure
3 warnings on Wellbutrin causing cardiovascular disorders
3 warnings on Wellbutrin causing hostility or aggression
2 warnings on Wellbutrin causing involuntary movements
2 warnings on Wellbutrin causing anxiety
2 warnings on Wellbutrin causing abnormal behavior
2 warnings on Wellbutrin causing newborn complications
2 warnings on Wellbutrin causing birth defects
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing heart problems
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing mania or psychosis
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing seizures or convulsions
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing self-harm
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing sleep problems
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing irritability
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing depression
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing stroke
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing eye problems
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing nervous system disorders
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing violence
1 warning on Wellbutrin causing heart attacks

Wellbutrin Drug Studies:

There have been 15 studies done in eight countries (Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan and United States) on Wellbutrin (or bupropion). 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 newborn complications
2 studies on Wellbutrin causing suicide risk or attempts
2 studies on Wellbutrin causing abnormal bleeding
2 studies on Wellbutrin causing skin conditions
1 study on Wellbutrin causing mania or psychosis
1 study on Wellbutrin causing violence
1 study on Wellbutrin causing hostility or aggression
1 study on Wellbutrin causing gastrointestinal problems
1 study on Wellbutrin causing nervous system disorders
1 study on Wellbutrin causing involuntary movements
1 study on Wellbutrin causing premature birth
1 study on Wellbutrin causing diabetes
1 study on Wellbutrin causing liver problems
1 study on Wellbutrin causing allergic reactions
1 study on Wellbutrin causing birth defects
1 study on Wellbutrin causing birth complications
1 study on Wellbutrin causing reproductive system disorders

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.