Could Wellbutrin cause Akathisia - from FDA reports


Summary

Akathisia is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Abilify, and have Depression . We study 60,730 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA. Among them, 98 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 70,792 users)

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, psychotic disorder (latest reports from 7,813 Akathisia patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

60,730 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 98 people (0.16%) have Akathisia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin cause Akathisia?

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Akathisia *:

  • < 1 month: 35.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 52.94 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.76 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • female: 55.32 %
  • male: 44.68 %

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.23 %
  • 20-29: 24.19 %
  • 30-39: 8.06 %
  • 40-49: 25.81 %
  • 50-59: 27.42 %
  • 60+: 11.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (20 people, 20.41%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (16 people, 16.33%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (8 people, 8.16%)
  • Quit Smoking (7 people, 7.14%)
  • Major Depression (7 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Abilify (30 people, 30.61%)
  • Seroquel (16 people, 16.33%)
  • Zoloft (15 people, 15.31%)
  • Zyprexa (13 people, 13.27%)
  • Depakote (13 people, 13.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Agitation (27 people, 27.55%)
  • Tremor (24 people, 24.49%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (22 people, 22.45%)
  • Fatigue (21 people, 21.43%)
  • Depression (20 people, 20.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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