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Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Wellbutrin xl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Cymbalta, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 11,322 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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On Apr, 15, 2014: 11,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 28 people (0.25%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.03% of all the 88,974 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Wellbutrin xl reports

Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Wellbutrin xl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%0.00%5.88%0.00%5.88%76.47%11.76%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Wellbutrin xl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (14 people, 50.00%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 17.86%)
  3. Migraine (3 people, 10.71%)
  4. Anxiety (3 people, 10.71%)
  5. Laxative supportive care (2 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (17 people, 60.71%)
  2. Ambien (16 people, 57.14%)
  3. Protonix (16 people, 57.14%)
  4. Reglan (16 people, 57.14%)
  5. Prilosec (15 people, 53.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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