Alopecia, or hair loss, is cited as an “infrequent” effect of Wellbutrin. This means that during clinical trials, hair loss was seen in somewhere between 1/100 to 1/1,000 participants.
How common is hair loss with bupropion?
Compared with fluoxetine, bupropion had the highest risk of hair loss (HR=1.46, 95% CI: 1.35-1.58, number needed to harm=242 for 2 years) and paroxetine had the lowest risk (HR=0.99, 95% CI: 0.90-1.09).
How long does it take for wellbutrin to cause hair loss?
This can lead to two types of hair loss: a telogen effluvium (most common and usually appearing two to four months after start of drug intake) or an anagen effluvium (usually after a few days to weeks after drug initiation).
Does Wellbutrin make you feel happy?
For the most part, Wellbutrin is considered to be a relatively safe antidepressant. However, since Wellbutrin affects the “feel-good” brain neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, it is sometimes taken to achieve a stimulant-like high.
Why does Wellbutrin cause weight loss?
The reason bupropion causes some people to lose weight is not known, but it may have to do with its mechanism of action to treat depression. upropion increases the level of the brain chemical dopamine. Some studies suggest that lower levels of dopamine may be linked to obesity.
Does Wellbutrin make you feel weird?
Bupropion may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, or to become more depressed.
What does Wellbutrin do to your body?
Bupropion works by inhibiting the reuptake of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine; an action that results in more dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine to transmit messages to other nerves.
Is Wellbutrin hard to get off of?
The safest way to stop taking antidepressants is to slowly taper down your dose. Wellbutrin tapering schedules are usually fairly short. Working with your doctor, you can make a schedule to incrementally reduce your dose over the course of one or two weeks.