Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Cough?
Summary: Cough 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 Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 11,490 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.
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Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 13,309 Wellbutrin xl users)
Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,681 Cough patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 11,478 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 101 people (0.88%) have Cough.
Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Cough * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Cough when taking Wellbutrin xl * :
Severity of Cough when taking Wellbutrin xl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Cough ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (24 people, 23.76%)
- Anxiety (10 people, 9.90%)
- Multiple myeloma (6 people, 5.94%)
- Pain (5 people, 4.95%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 4.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (37 people, 36.63%)
- Lexapro (33 people, 32.67%)
- Effexor xr (30 people, 29.70%)
- Prilosec (28 people, 27.72%)
- Zoloft (27 people, 26.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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