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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Muscle tightness?

Summary: Muscle tightness is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Wellbutrin xl, and have Depression.

We study 49,314 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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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,068 Wellbutrin users)

Muscle tightness

Muscle tightness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood cholesterol, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 5,262 Muscle tightness patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 49,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 146 people (0.30%) have Muscle Tightness.

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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