Review: could Wellbutrin cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?
Summary: Muscle weakness is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Wellbutrin xl, and have Depression. We study 49,363 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,827 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 55,119 Wellbutrin users)
Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 182,307 Muscle weakness patients)
On Apr, 29, 2015: 49,344 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 1,832 people (3.71%) have Muscle Weakness.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Muscle weakness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle weakness||33.54%||34.76%||6.71%||5.49%||10.37%||7.32%||1.83% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Wellbutrin * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.11%||1.53%||3.73%||10.12%||25.78%||35.95%||22.78% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||6.12%||67.35%||24.49%||2.04% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (490 people, 26.75%)
- Pain (131 people, 7.15%)
- Hypertension (124 people, 6.77%)
- Multiple sclerosis (113 people, 6.17%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (92 people, 5.02%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Wellbutrin xl (350 people, 19.10%)
- Wellbutrin sr (268 people, 14.63%)
- Aspirin (263 people, 14.36%)
- Zoloft (255 people, 13.92%)
- Ambien (249 people, 13.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
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