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Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Heart racing?

Summary: Heart racing could be caused by Wellbutrin xl, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Cymbalta, and have Depression.

We study 11,322 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 177 have Heart racing. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart racing and more.

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Wellbutrin xl

Wellbutrin xl (latest outcomes from 13,126 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Heart racing

Heart racing (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 310,859 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 11,322 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 177 people (1.56%) have Heart Racing. They amount to 0.06% of all the 310,754 people who have Heart Racing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heart racing in Wellbutrin xl reports

Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Heart racing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart racing40.00%17.50%12.50%7.50%12.50%5.00%5.00%

Age of people who have Heart racing when taking Wellbutrin xl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart racing0.00%0.00%4.11%9.59%27.40%25.34%17.12%16.44%

Severity of Heart racing when taking Wellbutrin xl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart racing25.00%41.67%25.00%8.33%

How people recovered from Heart racing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Heart racing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (100 people, 56.50%)
  2. Anxiety (20 people, 11.30%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (14 people, 7.91%)
  4. Insomnia (8 people, 4.52%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 4.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (22 people, 12.43%)
  2. Lisinopril (18 people, 10.17%)
  3. Zoloft (17 people, 9.60%)
  4. Lipitor (15 people, 8.47%)
  5. Prilosec (14 people, 7.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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