i'm about to start bupropion next week on thursday...what side effects can i expect? i am in med school and going to be on thanksgiving break when i start, so i will be home with parents, from whom i hide my depression...so i need to hide the effects of this drug too... anybody know if it's safe to smoke hookah while on this drug? or drink alcohol? i don't do either too often...alcohol about once a month and hookah about once a week...no cigarettes, no drugs, except caffeine like a good student... the brand name is wellbutrin, but i've been prescribed the generic version...would it be safer for me to take wellbutrin instead???