Review: could Bupropion Hydrochloride cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Bupropion Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Levothyroxine Sodium, and have Depression . We study 6,425 people who have side effects while taking Bupropion hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 136 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Bupropion Hydrochloride

Bupropion hydrochloride has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Bupropion hydrochloride 7,584 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 87,427 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

6,425 people reported to have side effects when taking Bupropion Hydrochloride.
Among them, 136 people (2.12%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bupropion hydrochloride cause Weight gain?

Time on Bupropion Hydrochloride when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 23.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 29.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.45 %
  • 10+ years: 7.27 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Bupropion Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 86.36 %
  • male: 13.64 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Bupropion Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.77 %
  • 20-29: 6.6 %
  • 30-39: 13.21 %
  • 40-49: 28.3 %
  • 50-59: 36.79 %
  • 60+: 11.32 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Bupropion Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 2.86 %
  • moderate: 51.43 %
  • severe: 31.43 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 9.09 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (60 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (21 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (12 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Levothyroxine Sodium (27 people)
  • Clonazepam (23 people)
  • Omeprazole (21 people)
  • Aspirin (17 people)
  • Fluticasone Propionate (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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