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 49,314 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 has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,068 Wellbutrin users)
Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,338 Bad dreams patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 49,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 393 people (0.80%) 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||22.12%||23.08%||1.92%||4.81%||40.38%||7.69%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Wellbutrin * :
|Bad dreams||0.00%||0.00%||1.29%||8.06%||19.03%||34.84%||16.77%||20.00% |
Severity of Bad dreams when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bad dreams||7.14%||28.57%||42.86%||21.43% |
How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||14.29%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (222 people, 56.49%)
- Anxiety (78 people, 19.85%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (41 people, 10.43%)
- Pain (37 people, 9.41%)
- Sleep disorder (33 people, 8.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (113 people, 28.75%)
- Zoloft (96 people, 24.43%)
- Wellbutrin xl (91 people, 23.16%)
- Xanax (89 people, 22.65%)
- Lexapro (88 people, 22.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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