Bupropion Can Help Lose Weight
Yes, It's true...
Bupropion can help lose weight.
is better known as the active ingredient in the Drugs Wellbutrin and
The results of a clinical trial conducted by
researchers at Duke University Medical Center published in the
September 12, 2001 issue of Obesity Research show that bupropion use
for weight loss can be effective for long term weight loss in obese
The study shows that combined with a 1600
calorie per day diet Bupropion can help lose weight for obese women
significanly better than the women in the trial who took a placebo
while on the same diet.
OK, So, maybe bupropion can
help lose weight...
But are the potential risks and side
effects really worth it?
is unlikely that you will find a doctor that will prescribe this drug
for anything other than the 2 recommended uses in treating Depression
(Wellbutrin) or Smoking Cessation (Zyban). But, hey, some doctors will
try anything to try to get your business and may prescribe bupropion
use for weight loss.
The increased risk
of seizures alone, even at the maximum recommended dose should be
plenty of reason to NOT take this medication for anything other than
its normally prescribed reasons.
publications say that bupropion, is really, a safer alternative
Antidepressant to other drugs on the market, and even has lower risk of
seizures, and even has some positive side effects.
Antidepressants can cause sexual side effects (think lessened sex
drive) Where as this drug actually has more of a tendency to increase
Other side effects of bupropion
include increased energy, tremors, restlessness, agitation, or anxiety.
would tend to lead one to believe that there is an effect similar to
other uppers, which could cause an increase in metabolism. And, as such
might make one believe in bupropion use for weight loss.
as the author of this site, I cannot recommend bupropion use for weight
There is no real
substitute for eating Properly, decreasing caloric intake, exercising,
and taking care of yourself for weight loss.
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