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Wellbutrin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression in adults. Wellbutrin may help manage neuropathic pain. Wellbutrin is sometimes prescribed to treat depression associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Wellbutrin is also known by its drug name, bupropion.

Wellbutrin is an atypical antidepressant. Wellbutrin is believed to work by changing the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

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

Pain, Pain, Go Away: Antidepressants and Pain Management — National Center for Biotechnology Information

Depression Treatment —National MS Society

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