Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children, teenagers, and young adults. However, depression and certain other mental problems may also increase the risk of suicide. Talk with the patient’s doctor to be sure that the benefits of using Wellbutrin XL extended-release tablets outweigh the risks.
Although Wellbutrin XL extended-release tablets are not used to help patients stop smoking, another brand of medicine that contains bupropion is approved for this use. Serious mental or mood problems, including depression and suicidal thoughts or actions have been reported in some patients using bupropion to help them stop smoking.
Family and caregivers must closely watch patients who take Wellbutrin XL extended-release tablets. It is important to keep in close contact with the patient’s doctor. Contact the doctor at once if new, worsened, or sudden symptoms such as agitation, hostility, depressed mood, or any unusual change in mood or behavior occur. Contact the doctor right away if any signs of suicidal thoughts or actions occur. Discuss any questions with the patient’s doctor.
Common side effects of Wellbutrin include insomnia, nausea, weight loss, pharyngitis, constipation, dizziness, headache, and xerostomia. Other side effects include arthralgia, skin rash, urinary frequency, agitation, abdominal pain, migraine, myalgia, tinnitus, pruritus, nervousness, vomiting, anxiety, lack of concentration, tremor, palpitations, diarrhea, dysgeusia, anorexia, diaphoresis, flushing, and abnormal dreams. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Wellbutrin XL dosage information:Wellbutrin XL (bupropion hydrochloride) tablet, extended releaseGeneral dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Wellbutrin XL:Bupropion (oral tablet, extended release, oral tablet)Other Wellbutrin formulations:Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) tablet, film coatedWellbutrin SR (bupropion hydrochloride) tablet, film coatedWellbutrin Tablets (bupropion hydrochloride) tablet, film coatedPlease confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.