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Review: could Wellbutrin xl cause Palpitations?

Summary: Palpitations 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 Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 11,247 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl. Among them, 178 people (1.58%) have Palpitations. They amount to 0.06% of all the 310,579 people who have Palpitations on eHealthMe.

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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  • Started celexa 5mg five days ago making me very tired. Took wellbutrin 50 mg sr today has swelling in fingers about 3 he's after taken. Thyroid med increased a week ago to 150 mcg

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