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Review: could Wellbutrin sr cause Apathy?

Summary: Apathy could be caused by Wellbutrin sr, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zyprexa, and have Depression.

We study 6,956 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin sr from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Apathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Apathy and more.

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Wellbutrin sr

Wellbutrin sr (latest outcomes from 8,051 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, quit smoking. Commonly reported side effects of Wellbutrin sr include depression, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, depression aggravated, nausea.

Apathy

Apathy (latest reports from 23,844 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 6,861 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin sr. Among them, 24 people (0.35%) have Apathy. They amount to 0.10% of all the 23,808 people who have Apathy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Apathy in Wellbutrin sr reports

Time on Wellbutrin sr when people have Apathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Apathy0.00%60.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Apathy when taking Wellbutrin sr * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Apathy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%27.27%50.00%18.18%4.55%

Severity of Apathy when taking Wellbutrin sr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Apathy0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Apathy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Apathy0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (13 people, 54.17%)
  2. Insomnia (4 people, 16.67%)
  3. Nausea (4 people, 16.67%)
  4. Anxiety (3 people, 12.50%)
  5. Pain (2 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (10 people, 41.67%)
  2. Premarin (10 people, 41.67%)
  3. Effexor xr (8 people, 33.33%)
  4. Prozac (8 people, 33.33%)
  5. Risperdal (7 people, 29.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have PTSD,Dissociative Disorder,diffuse idiopathic skeletal hypotrophy,arthritis,bone spurs,no physical activity due to ahedonia.Take Vit.D Niacin,Red Yeast Rice,Fish oil,B complex,B12,Milk thistle,chromium picolinate,vit.c.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I am damned if I do, damned if I don't on this combination. I rarely have depressive episodes. But, the apathy that I feel is horrible. I have a don't care attitude. I also sweat tremendously.

    Reply

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