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Review: Bupropion and Escitalopram

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Bupropion and Escitalopram. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,796 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Bupropion hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 6,652 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Escitalopram (latest outcomes from 11,210 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

On Sep, 25, 2014: 3,795 people who take Bupropion Hydrochloride, Escitalopram are studied

Bupropion Hydrochloride, Escitalopram outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Bupropion Hydrochloride (bupropion hydrochloride)
- Escitalopram (escitalopram oxalate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Bupropion Hydrochloride is effective27.59%
(8 of 29 people)
(21 of 73 people)
(7 of 32 people)
(30 of 65 people)
(42 of 78 people)
(29 of 48 people)
(16 of 29 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Escitalopram is effective21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
(14 of 63 people)
(12 of 35 people)
(24 of 61 people)
(49 of 110 people)
(29 of 46 people)
(18 of 26 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
FatigueAnxietyVomitingPainAnxietyDepressionWeight Gain - UnintentionalAnxiety
DepressionDizzinessType 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomniaPainSuicidal IdeationPancreatitisPain
AgitationSuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusDepressionHyperhidrosisDiabetes MellitusPain In ExtremityNausea
ConvulsionNauseaDepressionEmotional DistressHeadachePainPainFatigue
DizzinessHeadacheDizzinessConvulsionWeight DecreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusOesophageal CandidiasisBack Pain
TremorPainSuicidal IdeationHeadacheInsomniaNauseaPancreatitis AcuteDiabetes Mellitus
Confusional StateFeeling AbnormalHyperglycaemiaVomitingSuicide AttemptVisual Acuity ReducedWeight IncreasedWeight Increased
AnxietyEmotional DistressVertigoFatigueConvulsionNeuropathy PeripheralUrinary Tract InfectionDizziness
RashVomitingDiplopiaDyskinesiaTardive DyskinesiaAmnesiaPneumoniaSuicidal Ideation

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Bupropion Hydrochloride is effective44.57%
(119 of 267 people)
(34 of 87 people)
Escitalopram is effective43.33%
(117 of 270 people)
(32 of 85 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Back PainSuicidal Ideation
Weight IncreasedFatigue
FatigueWeight Decreased

Drug effectiveness by age :

Bupropion Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(9 of 28 people)
(25 of 101 people)
(31 of 142 people)
(33 of 149 people)
(41 of 154 people)
(14 of 65 people)
Escitalopram is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(8 of 27 people)
(19 of 87 people)
(36 of 139 people)
(31 of 143 people)
(43 of 154 people)
(12 of 59 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitusn/aNauseaDizzinessDepressionDiabetes MellitusPainDepression
Suicidal IdeationFatigueDepressionDiabetes MellitusDepressionAnxietyFall
Pyoderma GangrenosumConvulsionHeadacheAnxietyPainDepressionAnxiety
Pelvic PainVomitingNauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedNauseaNausea
Urinary Tract InfectionAnxietyAnxietyNauseaAnxietySpinal OsteoarthritisTremor
Uterine LeiomyomaAbdominal Pain UpperAbdominal PainDizzinessType 2 Diabetes MellitusOsteonecrosis Of JawDrug Ineffective
Tremor NeonatalGallbladder InjuryCompleted SuicideSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationDyspnoeaPneumonia
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusPainCholelithiasisWeight IncreasedNauseaBone DisorderInsomnia
Extrapyramidal DisorderHypoaesthesiaTremorFatigueDrug IneffectiveBack PainArthralgia
Weight IncreasedAbdominal DiscomfortFatigueHeadacheInsomniaPain In ExtremityDiarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Bupropion Hydrochloride (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Escitalopram (escitalopram oxalate) 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:

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

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