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,
I was on Wellbutrin for 3 months 30 grams. When I got blood tested my kidney levels didn't look good. So I went off the drug.
I've been taking 200 Mg every morning for years. I'm 46 and just experienced kidney stones for the first time. Nothing a sip of vinegar couldn't fix. Half My diet consists of foods listed as "kidney cleaning" and the other half like one cup of coffee in the morning, eggs, nuts, strawberries?, and yogurt should equal zero stones. I don't eat fast foods nor anything in a box. I just learned about seasoning my food. So my salt intake is low but has gone up some. My water intake has dropped a bit due to concerns of some water quality issues in the area.
It would appear the straw that broke the camel's back pointed to some salted peanuts in the shell.
The kidneys are responsible for removing Bupropion from the body after it's done with its function.
Bupropion may have a small affect on developing kidneys stones, but no more than any other pill. For it to be the cause of kidney disease would be a stretch.
- Bupropion Information for Consumers
- Bupropion Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bupropion (detailed)
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