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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Akathisia?

We study 49,160 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 81 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,897 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) (latest reports from 22,321 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, gastric disorder.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 49,160 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 81 people (0.16%) have Akathisia.

Trend of Akathisia in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Akathisia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Akathisia28.57%64.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%0.00%

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Akathisia0.00%0.00%3.85%23.08%5.77%25.00%30.77%11.54%

Severity of Akathisia when taking Wellbutrin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Akathisia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (17 people, 20.99%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (16 people, 19.75%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (7 people, 8.64%)
  4. Psychotic disorder (7 people, 8.64%)
  5. Bipolar ii disorder (6 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Abilify (23 people, 28.40%)
  2. Seroquel (15 people, 18.52%)
  3. Depakote (14 people, 17.28%)
  4. Zyprexa (13 people, 16.05%)
  5. Wellbutrin xl (13 people, 16.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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