I have been taking bupropion for years and now at 69 I have stage 3 kidney disease. Is there any connection?
I checked the side effects of Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban) which is an old tricyclic antidepressant. The only side effect listed and it is listed as "less common" is "frequent need to urinate." I don't know about you but I am 65, not on Bupropion and have to take a male pill to prevent me from needing to urinate all night long - LoL. Women have the same problem plus I don't know many women my age or older that don't have a bladder problem since all that stuff drops down and out of place as we age.
I doubt there is any connection between Bupropion and stage 3 kidney disease based on what Bupropion puts on their side effect list, but ask your doctor or lawyer, and YOU concentrate on handling your disease.
You didn't say why you are taking Bupropion. It couldn't be for smoking cessation so I guess you are depressed without it. Maybe ask the doctor for another antidepressant or wean off of it altogether.
All the best,
- Bupropion Information for Consumers
- Bupropion Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bupropion (detailed)
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