Review: could Wellbutrin sr cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 27, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 6,841 people who take Wellbutrin sr. Among them, 276 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Wellbutrin sr (latest outcomes from 8,039 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Wellbutrin sr include stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, depression aggravated, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Weight gain (latest reports from 508,746 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 6,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin sr. Among them, 275 people (4.10%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Wellbutrin sr when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||0.00%||35.71%||14.29%||16.67%||14.29%||9.52%||9.52% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Wellbutrin sr * :
|Weight gain||0.81%||0.00%||1.21%||5.65%||30.24%||32.26%||23.39%||6.45% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Wellbutrin sr ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||53.57%||39.29%||7.14% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||16.67%||0.00%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (120 people, 43.64%)
- Pain (42 people, 15.27%)
- Anxiety (36 people, 13.09%)
- Insomnia (30 people, 10.91%)
- Bipolar disorder (30 people, 10.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (86 people, 31.27%)
- Zyprexa (83 people, 30.18%)
- Paxil (74 people, 26.91%)
- Celexa (54 people, 19.64%)
- Risperdal (50 people, 18.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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