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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Bad dreams (Nightmares)?





Summary: Bad dreams is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 49,243 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 393 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)

Bad dreams

Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Bad dreams 14,120 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 49,243 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 393 people (0.80%) have Bad Dreams.

Trend of Bad dreams in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Bad dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bad dreams22.12%23.08%1.92%4.81%40.38%7.69%0.00%

Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%1.29%8.06%19.03%34.84%16.77%20.00%

Severity of Bad dreams when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bad dreams7.14%28.57%42.86%21.43%

How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bad dreams0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (222 people, 56.49%)
  2. Anxiety (78 people, 19.85%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (41 people, 10.43%)
  4. Pain (37 people, 9.41%)
  5. Sleep disorder (33 people, 8.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (113 people, 28.75%)
  2. Zoloft (96 people, 24.43%)
  3. Wellbutrin xl (91 people, 23.16%)
  4. Xanax (89 people, 22.65%)
  5. Lexapro (88 people, 22.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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