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Review: could Wellbutrin sr cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain 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 Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 6,956 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin sr from FDA and social media. Among them, 289 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Wellbutrin sr

Wellbutrin sr (latest outcomes from 8,052 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,535 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 6,861 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin sr. Among them, 289 people (4.21%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.06% of all the 520,712 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Wellbutrin sr reports

Time on Wellbutrin sr when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%36.36%13.64%18.18%13.64%9.09%9.09%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Wellbutrin sr * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.76%0.00%1.14%5.30%29.92%31.06%25.00%6.82%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Wellbutrin sr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%53.33%40.00%6.67%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain14.29%0.00%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (126 people, 43.60%)
  2. Pain (46 people, 15.92%)
  3. Anxiety (39 people, 13.49%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (32 people, 11.07%)
  5. Insomnia (31 people, 10.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (91 people, 31.49%)
  2. Zyprexa (85 people, 29.41%)
  3. Paxil (76 people, 26.30%)
  4. Celexa (57 people, 19.72%)
  5. Risperdal (50 people, 17.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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