Wellbutrin Side Effects?   There Are a Lot of Them

Wellbutrin side effects are well documented, as it remains one of the most prescribed antidepressant drugs on the market. Some of these side effects are common to other prescription medications, while others can be very serious.

Wellbutrin is different from most other antidepressants in that it is believed to affect two different neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine. Most anti-depressants are SSRI's, which act to increase the amount of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is these neurotransmitter imbalances which are believed to be the root of depression and related disorders.

The possible Wellbutrin side effects are numerous, and in some cases can cause serious harm. Although Wellbutrin is helpful in temporarily alleviating feelings of depression, you should be aware of Wellbutrin side effects before deciding to take it to help with your disorder.

Possible Side Effects of Wellbutrin and other anti-depressants

People who have been taking Wellbutrin have reported many different side effects. The following Wellbutrin side effects and precautions are taken directly from the official Wellbutrin web site:

Most Common Wellbutrin Side Effects

  • Weight Loss
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Dry Mouth
  • Skin Rash
  • Sweating
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Shakiness
  • Stomach Pain
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Sore Throat 
  • Frequent Urination

Other Possible Wellbutrin Side Effects

The Wellbutrin web site also warns: "If you take WELLBUTRIN XL, there is a risk of seizure, which is increased in patients with certain medical problems or in patients taking certain medicines. Do not take if you have or had a seizure or eating disorder."

Also the following warning: "To reduce risk of serious side effects, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems.

There have been documented cases of severe hypertension (high blood pressure), serious allergic reactions, and unusual thoughts such as delusions, paranoia and confusion.

There have been concerns about the increased risk of suicide in patients that take Prozac, another popular antidepressant. Some researchers believe SSRIs may increase suicidal tendencies in those contemplating suicide. Still others believe that Wellbutrin and other antidepressants may spur suicidal thoughts in those that did not contemplate suicide previously.

In March 2004, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory cautioning physicians, patients and families about the need to monitor suicidal thoughts and actions. The FDA also asked the makers of Wellbutrin and nine other antidepressants to change their labels to include stronger cautions and warnings.

Although this is very rare, it is still a major concern and doctors should be very careful about prescribing Wellbutrin and other anti-depressants for this reason. Because Wellbutrin can be prescribed by any doctor, many of them may not be as aware of the danger signs as a trained psychiatrist would be, thus prescribing Wellbutrin for a patient who might experience serious Wellbutrin side effects.

If you do decide to take Wellbutrin or are currently taking Wellbutrin, make sure you are aware of all of the possible side effects and make sure that your physician is fully aware of your medical history and current health condition.

A Natural Alternative to Wellbutrin and other Anti-depressants

Many studies indicate that depression might be due to poor health of the neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are responsible for all of the processes in your body. Poor neurotransmitter health is a result of inadequate nutrients being delivered to your brain.

We have found a product with natural ingredients that can "feed" your neurotransmitters, as Wellbutrin acts to accomplish, as well as stimulate serotonin production, which is what the other anti-depressants do. These ingredients may be able to improve your sense of well-being and remove feelings of depression.

The product is called Neuro Natural Serenity and it contains all natural ingredients that may help alleviate feelings of depression as well as promote general health and well-being. Neuro-Natural Serenity has a synergized blend of herbs, vitamins and minerals for depression as well as other important nutrients for overall health.

Many of our staff as well as our visitors have experienced success with Neuro-Natural Serenity. They have used it to help alleviate feelings of depression as well as to avoid possible Wellbutrin side effects, and have noticed improvements in their sense of well-being.

More information about Neuro-Natural Serenity:

We extensively researched the company that makes this natural formula and have found that they adhere to strict GMP compliance, which are the highest manufacturing standards in the world. This ensures the quality and effectiveness of the ingredients.

Also, they only use standardized herbal extracts, the purest herbal extracts with the highest quality and therapeutic benefits.

All of the ingredients in Neuro-Natural Serenity are supported with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) which guarantees their potency and safety.

Lastly, all of the nutritional products are formulated by a highly-trained, highly-credentialed scientific team that can blend these nutrients perfectly to ensure that they do not interact adversely and offer the maximum benefits to your body.

Read more about Neuro-Natural Serenity and see how you can avoid Wellbutrin side effects today.

As with all health supplements, results vary from person to person so be sure to consult your physician or qualified medical professional before taking any product to avoid possible Wellbutrin side effects.

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