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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Acne?

Summary: Acne could be caused by Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Wellbutrin xl, and have Depression.

We study 48,927 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 120 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,620 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Wellbutrin include nausea, nausea aggravated, depression, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 61,743 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 48,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 137 people (0.28%) have Acne. They amount to 0.22% of all the 62,732 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne11.76%41.18%11.76%11.76%17.65%5.88%0.00%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%2.73%23.64%18.18%19.09%30.91%5.45%

Severity of Acne when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne15.38%53.85%23.08%7.69%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (41 people, 29.93%)
  2. Crohn's disease (11 people, 8.03%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (10 people, 7.30%)
  4. Osteoporosis (10 people, 7.30%)
  5. Metastases to bone (10 people, 7.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (57 people, 41.61%)
  2. Wellbutrin sr (31 people, 22.63%)
  3. Vitamin b-12 (26 people, 18.98%)
  4. Gabapentin (24 people, 17.52%)
  5. Prilosec (24 people, 17.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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