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Wellbutrin (bupropion) causes average weight loss of 6.1 lbs after six months to one year
Monday, April 25, 2005 9:42 am Email this article
Wellbutrin (bupropion) causes an average weight loss of 6.1 pounds more than placebo after six months according to a analysis by the RAND Corporation. Total weight loss: 9.8 lbs vs 3.7 lbs
Total weight loss in those given Wellbutrin (bupropion) was 9.8 pounds versus 3.7 pounds for those given a placebo.
Side effects of Wellbutrin (bupropion) included dry mouth which was 3 times more common than normal, and increases in diarrhea, constipation, and insomnia.
Their analysis included 3 studies.
Doses: 300-400 mg per day
One study used 300 mg and 400 mg per day. The other two studies used 400 mg per day.
This analysis only included data from 400 mg.
Li Z, Maglione M, Tu W, Mojica W, Arterburn D, Shugarman L, Hilton L, Suttorp M, Solomon V, Shekelle P, Morton S. Meta-analysis: pharmacologic treatment of obesity. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Apr 5, 142(7):532-46.
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RAND Health Division
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