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Wellbutrin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder. Wellbutrin may also be prescribed off-label to help manage weight. Wellbutrin is also known by its drug name, Bupropion.

Wellbutrin is an atypical antidepressant. It is known as a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Wellbutrin is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Wellbutrin is believed to contribute to weight loss by suppressing the appetite.

How do I take it?
Wellbutrin is generally taken two or three times a day.

Wellbutrin comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Wellbutrin lists common side effects including dry mouth, strange taste in the mouth, nausea, headache, vomiting, constipation, sweating, aching joints, blurry vision, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, or dizziness.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Wellbutrin include suicidal thoughts, worsening of depression, seizures, psychosis, mania, and high blood pressure.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Wellbutrin – RxList

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