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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Diverticulitis?

Summary: Diverticulitis 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 48,943 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 136 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis 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.

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) (latest reports from 63,456 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 48,927 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 136 people (0.28%) have Diverticulitis. They amount to 0.21% of all the 63,364 people who have Diverticulitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diverticulitis in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Diverticulitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%92.86%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.63%44.07%34.75%13.56%

Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Wellbutrin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (27 people, 19.85%)
  2. Depression (24 people, 17.65%)
  3. Osteopenia (21 people, 15.44%)
  4. Neck pain (12 people, 8.82%)
  5. Breast cancer (10 people, 7.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (39 people, 28.68%)
  2. Zometa (34 people, 25.00%)
  3. Ativan (33 people, 24.26%)
  4. Wellbutrin sr (31 people, 22.79%)
  5. Neurontin (30 people, 22.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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