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Wellbutrin vs Chantix, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 81

This is personalized comparison of Wellbutrin vs Chantix for a male aged 81. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,972 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,427 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

What is the symptom

Erectile dysfunction has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, pain.(view latest reports from 30,109 patients)

On Oct, 28, 2014: 1,132 male patients aged 76 who take the same drugs are studied in Wellbutrin vs Chantix

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male76Smoking cessation

Drugs to compare:

Wellbutrin bupropion hydrochloridenot specified
Chantix varenicline tartratePfizer Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 76 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

WellbutrinChantix (Pfizer Inc)
Erectile Dysfunction4.28%0.45%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
WellbutrinChantix (Pfizer Inc)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Vomiting
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Abnormal Dreams
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Dizziness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Asthenia (weakness)Feeling Abnormal
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Drug Ineffective
Cardiac Failure CongestiveHeadache (pain in head)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
WellbutrinChantix (Pfizer Inc)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
DizzinessSpeech Disorder
Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)Asthenia (weakness)
Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)Dizziness
ApathyThroat Lesion
Asthenia (weakness)Dysphonia (speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation)
Chills (felling of cold)Myasthenia Gravis (a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Gait Disturbance

Drug effectiveness:

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Chantix (varenicline tartrate) is often used to treat quit smoking. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

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