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Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Fainting?





Summary: Fainting 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 Cymbalta, and have Depression.

We study 11,441 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Fainting. Find out below who they are, when they have Fainting and more.

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Wellbutrin xl

Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin xl 13,268 users)

Fainting

Fainting (loss of consciousness and postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Fainting 49,633 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 11,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 44 people (0.38%) have Fainting.

Trend of Fainting in Wellbutrin xl reports

Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Fainting * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fainting15.79%31.58%10.53%21.05%0.00%21.05%0.00%

Age of people who have Fainting when taking Wellbutrin xl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fainting0.00%0.00%0.00%15.00%20.00%15.00%45.00%5.00%

Severity of Fainting when taking Wellbutrin xl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fainting40.00%20.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fainting ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fainting0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (23 people, 52.27%)
  2. Hepatitis c (7 people, 15.91%)
  3. Insomnia (4 people, 9.09%)
  4. Hiv infection (4 people, 9.09%)
  5. Headache (4 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (8 people, 18.18%)
  2. Albuterol (8 people, 18.18%)
  3. Temazepam (7 people, 15.91%)
  4. Seroquel (7 people, 15.91%)
  5. Paxil (6 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    31 year old healthy male, never takes any medications and rarely gets sick had a bad allergy season and took Claritin (24 hr) once daily for two months.

    Randomly had a syncope/fainting episode and a week later still feeling lightheaded/fainting feeling. Also has random bumpy rash on right elbow. All tests, blood work, ct scans, xrays show perfectly normal, healthy adult male.

    1) How long does it take to get Claritin out of your system completely after prolonged use?

    2) Could fainting be a side effect of Clartiin/loratidine?
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