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Gabapentin vs Wellbutrin Sr, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Gabapentin vs Wellbutrin Sr for a female aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 3, 2014: 18,768 people are studied in Gabapentin vs Wellbutrin Sr

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female52Bipolar Ii Disorder

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Gabapentin gabapentinActavis Elizabeth
Wellbutrin Sr bupropion hydrochlorideGlaxosmithkline

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 52 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Wellbutrin Sr (Glaxosmithkline)
Anterograde Amnesia0.00%0.00%
Fall5.82%3.66%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Wellbutrin Sr (Glaxosmithkline)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
FallDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
DepressionDizziness
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyPain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Wellbutrin Sr (Glaxosmithkline)
DepressionDepression
AnxietyHeadache (pain in head)
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Hair Loss
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Constipation
PainConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
FallWeight Gain
Back PainMemory Impairment

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Wellbutrin Sr (Glaxosmithkline)
Anterograde Amnesia0.00%0.00%
Fall5.60%3.47%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Wellbutrin Sr (Glaxosmithkline)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
FallDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
DepressionDizziness
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyPain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Gabapentin (Actavis Elizabeth)Wellbutrin Sr (Glaxosmithkline)
DepressionDepression
AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Constipation
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hair Loss
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
PainDizziness
FallWeight Gain
Back PainAnxiety

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Related topic: Bipolar Ii Disorder, Gabapentin, Wellbutrin Sr

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On eHealthMe, Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat pain. Wellbutrin Sr (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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