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Pristiq vs Wellbutrin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 47

This is personalized comparison of Pristiq vs Wellbutrin for a female aged 47. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Pristiq (latest outcomes from 15,529 users) has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression.

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,782 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Apr, 27, 2014: 11,066 female patients aged 43 who take the drugs are studied in Pristiq vs Wellbutrin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female43Anixeity

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Pristiq desvenlafaxine succinatenot specified
Wellbutrin bupropion hydrochlorideGlaxosmithkline

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 43 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PristiqWellbutrin (Glaxosmithkline)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Depression
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
AnxietyDrug Ineffective
Condition AggravatedAnxiety
Drug IneffectiveChest Pain
Feeling AbnormalWeight Increased

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PristiqWellbutrin (Glaxosmithkline)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Weight IncreasedConstipation
Headache (pain in head)Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)
Migraine (headache)Dizziness
Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood)Migraine (headache)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dry Mouth
Numbness In Hands Or FeetAcne Cystic (skin problems that cause pimples)
DepressionMeniere's Disease Aggravated (a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree)
ConstipationBad Breath
Drug Effect DecreasedChronic Sinusitis (long lasting inflammation of the paranasal sinuses)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Pristiq3.62%21.38%42.76%22.37%9.87%
Wellbutrin5.52%22.18%35.66%28.43%8.20%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate) is often used to treat depression. Wellbutrin (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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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