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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Muscle tightness?

Summary: Muscle tightness could be caused by Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Wellbutrin xl, and have Depression.

We study 48,927 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 146 have Muscle tightness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle tightness and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 48,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 146 people (0.30%) have Muscle Tightness. They amount to 0.49% of all the 29,619 people who have Muscle Tightness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle tightness in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Muscle tightness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle tightness57.14%9.52%9.52%4.76%14.29%0.00%4.76%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle tightness0.00%0.00%3.28%6.56%14.75%30.33%28.69%16.39%

Severity of Muscle tightness when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle tightness0.00%60.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Muscle tightness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (76 people, 52.05%)
  2. Pain (17 people, 11.64%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (12 people, 8.22%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 7.53%)
  5. Ill-defined disorder (11 people, 7.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (36 people, 24.66%)
  2. Zoloft (21 people, 14.38%)
  3. Xanax (21 people, 14.38%)
  4. Neurontin (20 people, 13.70%)
  5. Effexor (18 people, 12.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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