Review: could Wellbutrin Xl cause Postherpetic Neuralgia?


Postherpetic neuralgia is found among people who take Wellbutrin Xl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Celebrex, and have Breast cancer . We study 12,768 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Postherpetic neuralgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Postherpetic neuralgia and more.

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Wellbutrin Xl

Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin xl 13,949 users)

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia (neuralgia caused by the varicella zoster virus) has been reported by people with pain, weakness, memory loss, fatigue, oedema peripheral (latest reports from 22,098 Postherpetic neuralgia patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

12,768 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin Xl.
Among them, 43 people (0.34%) have Postherpetic Neuralgia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin xl cause Postherpetic neuralgia?

Time on Wellbutrin Xl when people have Postherpetic Neuralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Postherpetic Neuralgia when taking Wellbutrin Xl *:

  • female: 95.35 %
  • male: 4.65 %

Age of people who have Postherpetic Neuralgia when taking Wellbutrin Xl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 97.62 %
  • 60+: 2.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypercalcaemia (23 people)
  • Breast Cancer (23 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (22 people)
  • Osteoporosis (13 people)
  • Depression (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Celebrex (31 people)
  • Gabapentin (29 people)
  • Hormones (28 people)
  • Folic Acid (28 people)
  • Alendronate Sodium (28 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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