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Review: could Bupropion cause Muscle pain?

Summary: Muscle pain could be caused by Bupropion, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lipitor, and have Depression.

We study 5,373 people who have side effects while taking Bupropion from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 5,373 people reported to have side effects when taking Bupropion hydrochloride. Among them, 52 people (0.97%) have Muscle Pain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 500,499 people who have Muscle Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle pain in Bupropion hydrochloride reports

Time on Bupropion hydrochloride when people have Muscle pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle pain58.82%5.88%0.00%5.88%11.76%11.76%5.88%

Age of people who have Muscle pain when taking Bupropion hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle pain0.00%2.08%4.17%10.42%10.42%16.67%22.92%33.33%

Severity of Muscle pain when taking Bupropion hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle pain25.00%37.50%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (22 people, 42.31%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (7 people, 13.46%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 7.69%)
  4. Blood pressure (3 people, 5.77%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (3 people, 5.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (9 people, 17.31%)
  2. Lisinopril (7 people, 13.46%)
  3. Alprazolam (6 people, 11.54%)
  4. Lorazepam (5 people, 9.62%)
  5. Simvastatin (5 people, 9.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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