Aplenzin Side Effects You Need to Know
Aplenzin Side Effects Overview:
Although Aplenzin side effects should not usually be anticipated, if any develop
or change in intensity you need to notify your doctor immediately. Only your
doctor can decide if you can continue this antidepressant medication in spite of
the Aplenzin side effects. Some of the more common side effects of Aplenzin may
be found below:
Common Aplenzin Side Effects:
Some of the more common Aplenzin side effects include weight loss, urinating
more often than usual, increased sweating, stomach pain, agitation, muscle pain,
ringing in the ears, a fast heartbeat, skin rash and a sore throat.
More Severe Aplenzin Side Effects:
Some people been known to develop more serious side effects from Aplenzin such
as unusual thoughts and behaviors, seizures, high blood pressure; delusions,
hallucinations, paranoia, and allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing,
hives, and swelling of the throat. If any of these occur you need to call your
doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
In addition to the Aplenzin side effects you should know that if you experience
nausea you should probably take your medicine with food. If you have insomnia
you should probably not take your medicine when it is almost time to go to bed.
Aplenzin Side Effects and Other Possible Food and Drug Interactions:
In addition to the aforementioned Aplenzin side effects, you should never take
this medication within 14 days of taking an MOAI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor).
Also, you should be very careful when taking this medication with any other
medications that lower seizure threshold such as antipsychotics,
antidepressants, theophylline, and steroids. There is an increased risk of
Aplenzin side effects when taking this medication while also taking amantadine
Also, you should not take this medication if you have a seizure disorder or
epilepsy, are taking Zyban or any other medication containing buproprion such as
Wellbutrin. You should not drink alcohol with this medication or stop abruptly.
Also, if you take sedatives or benzodiazepines do not stop them suddenly. If you
have ever had an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia or are allergic
reaction to buproprion you should not take Aplenzin as buproprion is the active
ingredient in this medication.
Information Adapted from
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - 9th Edition
Additional information By Paul Susic
Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist Candidate
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