What to Expect While Taking Wellbutrin for Depression
Side effects vary from person to person, but common side effects include: dry mouth, constipation, headache, nausea, dizziness, sweating, ringing in the ears, appetite loss, anxiety and blurred vision. Less common, serious reactions include: worsening of depression, psychosis, hallucinations, paranoia, mania, migraines and thoughts of suicide. Wellbutrin can also cause seizures in certain people, especially those with preexisiting medical conditions such as epilepsy and eating disorders, or those taking other medications. Be sure to tell your doctor about any other medications or supplements that you are using. Drinking alcohol also increases your risk of seizures.
If side effects become unbearable, you notice a worsening of certain reactions or new effects crop up, contact your physician immediately. If you miss a dose of Wellbutrin, do not double-up during the next dose.