Review: could Wellbutrin Sr cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain is found among people who take Wellbutrin Sr, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 7,910 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin sr from FDA and social media. Among them, 304 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Wellbutrin Sr

Wellbutrin sr has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin sr 8,543 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

7,910 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin Sr.
Among them, 304 people (3.84%) have Weight Gain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin sr cause Weight gain?

Time on Wellbutrin Sr when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 1.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.8 %
  • 10+ years: 9.8 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Wellbutrin Sr *:

  • female: 76.32 %
  • male: 23.68 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Wellbutrin Sr *:

  • 0-1: 0.4 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.21 %
  • 20-29: 6.05 %
  • 30-39: 28.23 %
  • 40-49: 33.47 %
  • 50-59: 22.98 %
  • 60+: 7.66 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Wellbutrin Sr **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 48.48 %
  • severe: 45.45 %
  • most severe: 6.06 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 10 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 90 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (125 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (34 people)
  • Anxiety (34 people)
  • Insomnia (30 people)
  • Pain (28 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (75 people)
  • Seroquel (75 people)
  • Paxil (71 people)
  • Celexa (56 people)
  • Risperdal (42 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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