Wellbutrin & Blood Sugar Levels
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Q:  Wellbutrin & Blood Sugar Levels


Is there any relation to increased blood sugar levels and wellbutrin? My
sister was once taken off of Wellbutrin because her psychiatrist said it caused
increased blood sugar levels. I have been on Wellbrutin for about 2months (200mg's
twice a day) and I have high sugar levels, however my family physician (the
prescriber) says there is no relation?

 

Dear Ms. M' -- 
We don't generally even measure blood sugar levels  when someone is taking Wellbutrin. One study showed a mild weight loss on Wellbutrin, in contrast to many of the other antidepressants which can produce weight gain -- and yet we don't even routinely measure blood glucoses when people are taking those other ones, either!  

I wonder if some smart doc' might have just stumbled on a finding of increased blood glucose in your sister, and then found that it corrected when Wellbutrin was stopped. To my knowledge there is no connection otherwise. We certainly don't act as though there is one, routinely. 

Dr. Phelps


Published February, 2006
 

 

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