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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Gynecomastia?

Summary: Gynecomastia is reported only by a few people who take Wellbutrin.

We study 49,281 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Gynecomastia. Find out below who they are, when they have Gynecomastia and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,018 Wellbutrin users)

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast) has been reported by people with depression, high blood cholesterol, enlarged prostate, high blood pressure, acne. (latest reports from 68 Gynecomastia patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 49,281 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Gynecomastia.

Trend of Gynecomastia in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Gynecomastia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gynecomastia0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Gynecomastia when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gynecomastia0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Gynecomastia when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gynecomastia33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Gynecomastia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gynecomastia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Anxiety (2 people, 66.67%)
  3. Bipolar (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Fat - obese (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Bipolar 2 (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Conjugated linoleic acid (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Clonazepam (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Lamotrigine (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Venlafaxine hydrochloride (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Novothyrox (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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