Review: could Wellbutrin cause Bad dreams?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 47,626 people who take Wellbutrin. Among them, 393 have Bad dreams. See who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,525 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, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated, depression.
Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 82,036 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 10, 2014: 47,466 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 383 people (0.81%) have Bad Dreams.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Bad dreams * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bad dreams||22.33%||23.30%||1.94%||4.85%||39.81%||7.77%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Wellbutrin * :
|Bad dreams||0.00%||0.00%||1.32%||8.22%||19.08%||35.53%||16.45%||19.41% |
Severity of Bad dreams when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bad dreams||7.69%||30.77%||38.46%||23.08% |
How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (220 people, 57.44%)
- Anxiety (78 people, 20.37%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (41 people, 10.70%)
- Pain (37 people, 9.66%)
- Sleep disorder (33 people, 8.62%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (108 people, 28.20%)
- Zoloft (93 people, 24.28%)
- Wellbutrin xl (89 people, 23.24%)
- Xanax (88 people, 22.98%)
- Lexapro (88 people, 22.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I started out on 10 mg at night for IBS and to get more restful sleep. That was January 2012. Continued to take 10 mg nightly. Later in the year around October, I increased to 25 mg because the IBS didn't seem a lot better. (IBS, diarrhea)From October 2012 until now May 2013 I have gained 30 pounds. My doctor ask me why I was gaining weight. I eat the same as before, nothing has changed. Little did I know. I had NEVER read the side effects of this medicine. I was just happy to be able to eat without running to the bathroom. I have noticed in the last few months, a rapid heartbeat. So much so that it feels like the entire bed is shaking.
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Nightmares occurred when I was on simvastin after just a few weeks and stopped when I stopped the simvastin. I have been on crestor for three months but in the last week have developed nightmares every night which I didn't have before. I dream but these are scary, sometimes violent nightmares. I am going to go off the medicine Crestor and see if they stop. My doctor does not think statins cause nightmares.
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glenn on Apr, 8, 2011:
Extreme nightmares while on Lopid lasting for hours.!!!
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