Review: Gabapentin and Wellbutrin
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Gabapentin and Wellbutrin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Gabapentin and Wellbutrin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,257 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users) Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)
What are the drugs
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)
On Nov, 28, 2014: 4,257 people who take Gabapentin, Wellbutrin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
- Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Gabapentin is effective||21.74%|
(5 of 23 people)
(14 of 56 people)
(13 of 33 people)
(9 of 43 people)
(20 of 61 people)
(17 of 40 people)
(8 of 14 people)
(0 of 1 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||5.56%|
(1 of 18 people)
(17 of 48 people)
(9 of 22 people)
(13 of 45 people)
(25 of 69 people)
(20 of 39 people)
(15 of 27 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Somnolence||Suicidal Ideation||Suicide Attempt||Completed Suicide||Depression||Pain||Fatigue||Anxiety|
|Drug Ineffective||Anxiety||Drug Ineffective||Dyspnoea||Road Traffic Accident||Suicidal Ideation||Muscle Cramps||Depression|
|Nausea||Suicide Attempt||Hiatus Hernia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Suicide Attempt||Depression||Burning Feet Syndrome||Nausea|
|Fatigue||Drug Ineffective||Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease||Anxiety||Suicidal Ideation||Coronary Artery Disease||Abdominal Pain Lower||Fatigue|
|Weight Increased||Memory Impairment||Influenza Like Illness||Drug Ineffective||Pain||Hypertension||Pain||Dyspnoea|
|Dysarthria||Insomnia||Tachycardia||Hernia||Convulsion||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Oedema||Headache|
|Feeling Abnormal||Anger||Hyperlipidaemia||Dizziness||Insomnia||Dry Mouth||Loss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And Numbness||Back Pain|
|Headache||Convulsion||Vertigo||Neuropathy Peripheral||Anger||Weight Gain||Loss Of Libido||Weight Increased|
|Back Pain||Hallucination||Coronary Artery Disease||Emotional Distress||Tardive Dyskinesia||Constipation||Appetite Increased||Drug Ineffective|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Gabapentin is effective||34.01%|
(67 of 197 people)
(18 of 72 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||39.29%|
(77 of 196 people)
(22 of 72 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Gabapentin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||29.55%|
(13 of 44 people)
(23 of 99 people)
(19 of 150 people)
(24 of 116 people)
(7 of 110 people)
|Wellbutrin is effective||n/a||n/a||n/a||33.33%|
(17 of 51 people)
(18 of 96 people)
(22 of 145 people)
(27 of 127 people)
(15 of 113 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||n/a||Completed Suicide||Completed Suicide||Anxiety||Pain||Pain||Pain|
|Weight Increased||Suicide Attempt||Drug Ineffective||Suicidal Ideation||Nausea||Fatigue||Nausea|
|Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus||Suicidal Ideation||Anxiety||Weight Increased||Anxiety||Depression||Anxiety|
|Cleft Lip||Grand Mal Convulsion||Suicide Attempt||Headache||Diabetes Mellitus||Nausea||Drug Ineffective|
|Anxiety||Self Mutilation||Neuropathy Peripheral||Back Pain||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Arthralgia||Dyspnoea|
|Anhedonia||Poor Quality Sleep||Poisoning||Pain||Drug Ineffective||Dizziness||Depression|
|Fear||Convulsions Nos||Overdose||Paraesthesia||Headache||Weight Increased||Insomnia|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- I am on 2 x daily rifampin and 4 x daily cephalixin 500mg and and awake exhausted after 8-9 hours sleep and the fatigue is unbelievable all day every day, is this "normal" or should i investigate ore (1 answer)
Had total knee replacement 11/12, bad from the start, knee swollen/hot/painful/unstable for most of 2 years before a mechanically successful Revision that found a loose patella and both ends of the prostheses loose. In spite of 10-12 aspirations and almost as many samples sent to labs for testing the result was always "no growth after a week". Following the revision, 10 days after, surgeons office called and says yes you have a staph E infection. Immediate therapy with 6 weeks of 3 X day IV PLUS 2 x per day oral Rifampin.
IV over but now on the 2 X day Rifampin PLUS 4 X day 500mg cephalexin and the fatigue is unbelievable. Wake up exhausted after 8 hours sleep, daily hour plus mid afternoon naps.
- Requip cause dysphagia
an increase caused me not to be able to swallow at all
- Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face.
Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
- Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
- Does nexplanon have nickel in it?
I have a severe nickel allergy and I have epilepsy. I am considering explain to reduce periodes since my seizures are worse that time of the month. I need to know if nexplanon has nickel because I need to avoid it if it does.
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- Intrsoccular pressure increase associated with wellbutrin
I was given a prescription for Wellbutrin in approximately 1998. I had has my ocular pressure checked a year prior to this and it was okay. At the time, I only needed to wear reading glasses, common in people over 45. I took the drug at the full prescribed dosage for two weeks. Immediately prior to the narrow angle glaucoma episode, my vision had actually seemed to improve. For one day, prior, I could read without reading glasses. The following night, I was watching tv, and things suddenly became foggy. It was actually as if a fog had enveloped the room. I could not see anything except to discern between light and dark areas. I had to have emergency laser surgery the next morning. I mentioned to the doctor that Iwas taking Wellbutrin to stop smoking, and asked if it could have caused the ocular pressure increase. he consulted the PDR, and said there was no mention of it causing increases in ocular pressure. One year later my primary care doctor again insisted that I stop smoking, and again I mentioned that I thought it might increase ocular pressure. She told me to take a half dose, I did, and I took it one week, at which time I again experienced another episode of narrow angle glaucoma. When I go to the doctor's office my pressure in my left eye was 72, and 68 in my right eye. I was then referred on a triage basis to another doctor. I spent the rest of the day in his office having drops administered every fifteen minutes(extremely painful). I had extensive laser surgery the next morning.It required over fifty shots from the laser machine into each eye, (also extremely painful). I had lost considerable peripheral AND CENTRAL VISION in my left eye, and a good deal in my right. As a result of having to have such extensive laser surgery I also had cataracts that began at 50% maturity. I was advised by the surgeon that I should wait to have the cataracts removed "until my vision and quality of life was so poor that I was ready to commit suicide" because having the cataracts removed would cause the pressure in my eyes to become very difficult to control, and that more than likely I would end up being black blind. I would never use Wellbutrin under any circumstances, and I always check to make sure that any new meds I may be put on don't have anything to do with an increase in ocular pressure. If they do, I refuse to take them. The surgeon said he was surprised that I didn't lose more vision than I did, and I am grateful that I didn't, and that he was a good surgen. He wrote an article concerning this case for a medical journal since he said he had been seeing a recent increase of narrow angle glaucoma.
- Librium 25mg and wellbutrin 300mg for >1 month
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- Ranexa and erectile dysfunction
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- Bedwetting with paxil and wellbutrin
I have been using both of these drugs and now have bedwetting issues 5 times a week on average. I would rate the bedwetting as moderate about a6/10 but my wife and I can live with this as she had made the comment " you are back to the man I married ". I started taking these due to depression about work and anxiety about work. We both think we can live with the bedwetting as no one needs to know about it
- Cough and gabapentin
Have chronic cough for 6 yr's at least.3 yr's ago it got bad enough to seek doc. Help. Took all the tests . Tried to tell me I had asthma,copd, ect. Put me on sprivia, symbicort, singular, helped a little for awhile. Long story short. Went to one doc. He asked me some questions about my cough. Figured out it usually started with a tickle on the left side of my throat. And he put me on gabapentin 300mg. 3 times Aday. Which is for nerve damage. It took about 7days to see some change. And about 35days To stop the chronic cough. I still cough once in awhile. But no chronic coughing. Now I am going to try and see if I can stop the other med,s one at a time and see what happens
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my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????
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Just ask John Belushi
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I'll second that!
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