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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Hallucinations?

Summary: Hallucinations 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 Cymbalta, and have Depression.

We study 48,927 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 602 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations 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.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind) (latest reports from 166,116 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, parkinson's disease, quit smoking.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 48,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 528 people (1.08%) have Hallucinations. They amount to 0.32% of all the 166,926 people who have Hallucinations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucinations in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Hallucinations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucinations27.37%16.84%4.21%3.16%43.16%4.21%1.05%

Age of people who have Hallucinations when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucinations0.00%1.40%5.81%10.00%19.53%24.65%19.30%19.30%

Severity of Hallucinations when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucinations25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hallucinations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hallucinations0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (226 people, 42.80%)
  2. Anxiety (75 people, 14.20%)
  3. Pain (45 people, 8.52%)
  4. Insomnia (37 people, 7.01%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (34 people, 6.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (118 people, 22.35%)
  2. Neurontin (110 people, 20.83%)
  3. Lexapro (107 people, 20.27%)
  4. Xanax (106 people, 20.08%)
  5. Seroquel (97 people, 18.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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