Review: could Wellbutrin cause Muscle Weakness?


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 - 6 months, also take medication Ativan, and have Depression . We study 35,575 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,496 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 58,718 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, diarrhea, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 199,501 Muscle weakness patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

35,575 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 1,496 people (4.21%) have Muscle Weakness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 27.4 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.48 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.11 %
  • 10+ years: 1.37 %

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

  • female: 65.14 %
  • male: 34.86 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.24 %
  • 10-19: 1.58 %
  • 20-29: 3.57 %
  • 30-39: 10.7 %
  • 40-49: 26.23 %
  • 50-59: 32.96 %
  • 60+: 24.72 %

Severity if Muscle Weakness when taking Wellbutrin **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Muscle Weakness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 10 %
  • not yet: 90 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (283 people)
  • Pain (107 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (104 people)
  • Hypertension (95 people)
  • Hepatitis C (71 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ativan (193 people)
  • Effexor (179 people)
  • Zoloft (173 people)
  • Zometa (169 people)
  • Celebrex (161 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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