Could Wellbutrin cause Akathisia - from FDA reports


Summary

Akathisia is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Abilify, and have Depression . We study 43,613 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA. Among them, 72 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 70,714 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 7,811 Akathisia patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

43,613 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 72 people (0.17%) have Akathisia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin cause Akathisia?

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Akathisia *:

  • < 1 month: 38.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • female: 56.52 %
  • male: 43.48 %

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.33 %
  • 20-29: 25.58 %
  • 30-39: 9.3 %
  • 40-49: 30.23 %
  • 50-59: 25.58 %
  • 60+: 6.98 %

Severity of Akathisia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (19 people, 26.39%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (15 people, 20.83%)
  • Quit Smoking (8 people, 11.11%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (8 people, 11.11%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (4 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Abilify (17 people, 23.61%)
  • Seroquel (13 people, 18.06%)
  • Zyprexa (12 people, 16.67%)
  • Lexapro (11 people, 15.28%)
  • Depakote (11 people, 15.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (21 people, 29.17%)
  • Agitation (21 people, 29.17%)
  • Fatigue (19 people, 26.39%)
  • Depression (19 people, 26.39%)
  • Dizziness (18 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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