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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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allergy to bupropion AND buspirone?

Uh oh..

I've been on buspar for a week, 15 mg twice a day, and I'm itching a lot all over. I don't have a rash (yet) but I'm worried I will develop one.

I trialed bupropion last fall and was on that two weeks, same thing, started with itchiness (thought it was winter dry skin).. then two weeks in broke out in a rash that nearly killed me. It lasted almost a week and the hives began spreading to my face, mouth, and throat.

I was concerned that buspar may have this reaction too and now I'm terrified. Do they have the same active ingredient (the 'bu' part of it)? I tried using the google machine to figure this out but alas, it doesn't seem anyone has written about this.
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Well they both have a butyl group in the structure, whether that could be it is anyone's guess. Better safe than sorry and try something else. If that something else causes itching it could just be a component used to make the tablet or pills, such as fillers.

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I do have an allergy to sulfa drugs, but doctor insisted that had nothing to do with wellbutrin and buspar. I'm afraid to continue the buspar as the thought of that hives situation again makes me want to cry.
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