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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Bruxism?

Summary: Bruxism could be caused by Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lexapro, and have Depression.

We study 48,927 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 135 have Bruxism. Find out below who they are, when they have Bruxism and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,620 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, depression, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated.

Bruxism

Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep) (latest reports from 19,147 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, stress and anxiety, osteopenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 48,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 136 people (0.28%) have Bruxism. They amount to 0.71% of all the 19,138 people who have Bruxism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bruxism in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Bruxism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bruxism14.81%9.26%5.56%0.00%70.37%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Bruxism when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bruxism0.00%0.00%0.00%2.38%10.71%35.71%29.76%21.43%

Severity of Bruxism when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bruxism14.29%42.86%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Bruxism ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bruxism0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (92 people, 67.65%)
  2. Anxiety (34 people, 25.00%)
  3. Constipation (26 people, 19.12%)
  4. Muscle spasms (25 people, 18.38%)
  5. Breast cancer (24 people, 17.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (74 people, 54.41%)
  2. Cymbalta (51 people, 37.50%)
  3. Xanax (49 people, 36.03%)
  4. Seroquel (48 people, 35.29%)
  5. Neurontin (47 people, 34.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I'm grinding my teeth at night while sleeping. This is happening on a regular basis and is causing tooth sensitivity and headaches. I feel like I never get a refreshing night's sleep. I tire very easily and am always battling with depression. The bruxism really concerns me and i would like it to stop. I've tried using mouth guards but either cannot fall asleep with one in or I spit them out during my sleep. This condition is very frustrating!

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I've had teeth grinding for several weeks.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • urgency and report of fractured teeth by dentist occured within couple months of one another. Duration between drinking and urinating increased after reducing lexapro. Also did not seem as 'rushed'.

    Reply

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