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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Ibs (Irritable bowel syndrome)?





Summary: Ibs is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Vioxx, and have Depression.

We study 49,243 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 150 have Ibs. Find out below who they are, when they have Ibs and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Ibs 14,811 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 49,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 150 people (0.30%) have Ibs.

Trend of Ibs in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Ibs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ibs0.00%18.18%27.27%9.09%27.27%18.18%0.00%

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibs0.00%0.00%15.07%7.53%10.27%27.40%34.25%5.48%

Severity of Ibs when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ibs0.00%42.86%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Ibs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ibs0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (46 people, 30.67%)
  2. Acne (26 people, 17.33%)
  3. Anxiety (16 people, 10.67%)
  4. Pain (12 people, 8.00%)
  5. Contraception (9 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (30 people, 20.00%)
  2. Zoloft (28 people, 18.67%)
  3. Seroquel (28 people, 18.67%)
  4. Plavix (27 people, 18.00%)
  5. Accutane (27 people, 18.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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