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Review: could Wellbutrin sr cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
We study 6,997 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin sr from FDA and social media. Among them, 290 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Wellbutrin sr (latest outcomes from 8,097 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,968 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 14, 2014: 6,992 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin sr. Among them, 290 people (4.15%) 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%||35.56%||13.33%||17.78%||13.33%||11.11%||8.89% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Wellbutrin sr * :
|Weight gain||0.75%||0.00%||1.13%||5.28%||29.81%||31.32%||24.91%||6.79% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Wellbutrin sr ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||51.61%||41.94%||6.45% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||12.50%||0.00%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (127 people, 43.79%)
- Pain (46 people, 15.86%)
- Anxiety (39 people, 13.45%)
- Bipolar disorder (33 people, 11.38%)
- Insomnia (32 people, 11.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (92 people, 31.72%)
- Zyprexa (85 people, 29.31%)
- Paxil (76 people, 26.21%)
- Celexa (57 people, 19.66%)
- Risperdal (50 people, 17.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have a pain that keeps recurring at the bottom of throat right below Adam's apple that hurts when I bend over or lay down and I have noticed I am gaining weight a couple of ounces every day. I run and exercise regularly.
From this study (3 months ago):
I was having a problem with weight gain and went to my Dr. for help she had me on 20mg of Celexa at night and 300mg of Buprpion XL during the day. It really worked for my Anxiety and Depression. I started feeling bad dragging around and went in for blood work I had terribly high triglycerides, high cholesterol, low LDL and high blood pressure things I had never experienced in my life. I eat a very healthy paleo diet and make and can everything from scratch. I don't use any processed foods at all and no coffee, tea or soda. It was very disheartening to have this effect. I have PCOS and these side effects are really a nightmare. I have been off of the meds now for about 6 weeks and have lost 11 of the 38 pounds I gained and everything is back in the normal range. These drugs are not for everyone. I currently take Buspar as needed for anxiety up to 30mg a day I am hoping for better results from this medication.
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