Wellbutrin and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle weakness is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 60,730 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA. Among them, 2,383 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 70,895 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 279,146 Muscle weakness patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

60,730 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 2,383 people (3.92%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 44.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.33 %
  • 10+ years: 3.33 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • female: 67.74 %
  • male: 32.26 %

Age of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 1.38 %
  • 20-29: 3.82 %
  • 30-39: 10.3 %
  • 40-49: 24.72 %
  • 50-59: 33.54 %
  • 60+: 26.1 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (553 people, 23.21%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (198 people, 8.31%)
  • Pain (177 people, 7.43%)
  • High Blood Pressure (144 people, 6.04%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (103 people, 4.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (270 people, 11.33%)
  • Zoloft (254 people, 10.66%)
  • Xanax (247 people, 10.37%)
  • Ambien (241 people, 10.11%)
  • Zometa (232 people, 9.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (780 people, 32.73%)
  • Nausea (594 people, 24.93%)
  • Pain (558 people, 23.42%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (537 people, 22.53%)
  • Dizziness (535 people, 22.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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