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Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Palpitations (Heart palpitations)?

Summary: Palpitations is found among people who take Wellbutrin xl, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Depression.

We study 11,478 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media. Among them, 178 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations 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 13,296 Wellbutrin xl users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,127 Palpitations patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 11,458 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 178 people (1.55%) have Palpitations.

Trend of Palpitations in Wellbutrin xl reports

Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Palpitations39.02%17.07%12.20%7.32%12.20%7.32%4.88%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Palpitations0.00%0.00%4.08%9.52%27.21%25.85%17.01%16.33%

Severity of Palpitations when taking Wellbutrin xl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Palpitations23.08%38.46%30.77%7.69%

How people recovered from Palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Palpitations0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (100 people, 56.18%)
  2. Anxiety (20 people, 11.24%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (14 people, 7.87%)
  4. Insomnia (8 people, 4.49%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 4.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (22 people, 12.36%)
  2. Lisinopril (18 people, 10.11%)
  3. Zoloft (17 people, 9.55%)
  4. Lipitor (15 people, 8.43%)
  5. Prilosec (14 people, 7.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Stopped androgel and zinc, heart palpitations stopped after 2 weeks, almost afraid to start up again!
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    Had total knee replacement 11/12, bad from the start, knee swollen/hot/painful/unstable for most of 2 years before a mechanically successful Revision that found a loose patella and both ends of the prostheses loose. In spite of 10-12 aspirations and almost as many samples sent to labs for testing the result was always "no growth after a week". Following the revision, 10 days after, surgeons office called and says yes you have a staph E infection. Immediate therapy with 6 weeks of 3 X day IV PLUS 2 x per day oral Rifampin.
    IV over but now on the 2 X day Rifampin PLUS 4 X day 500mg cephalexin and the fatigue is unbelievable. Wake up exhausted after 8 hours sleep, daily hour plus mid afternoon naps.
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    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack
  • Can biotin cause prolonged heart racing?
    I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?

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