Review: could Wellbutrin cause Myalgia (Muscle aches)?
We study 49,107 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 737 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.
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Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,842 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Myalgia (muscle pain) (latest reports from 505,635 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.
On Aug, 18, 2014: 49,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 736 people (1.50%) have Myalgia. They amount to 0.15% of all the 505,015 people who have Myalgia on eHealthMe.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Myalgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Wellbutrin * :
Severity of Myalgia when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Myalgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (232 people, 31.52%)
- Pain (51 people, 6.93%)
- Anxiety (41 people, 5.57%)
- Hypertension (39 people, 5.30%)
- Bipolar disorder (37 people, 5.03%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Wellbutrin xl (157 people, 21.33%)
- Aspirin (103 people, 13.99%)
- Wellbutrin sr (89 people, 12.09%)
- Xanax (87 people, 11.82%)
- Ambien (83 people, 11.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 week ago):
Naprosyn, Vicodin, Ativan and Prilosec are taken only on an as needed basis. Some of my symptoms are intermittent, and some are chronic. The though the medications may not completely rid me of a symptom (for example, depression or muscle pain), they do improve my condition enough to warrant their continued use. I'm much better off taking them than not.
The oral issues I'm having all began around the same time in the last year. I first noticed a sensitivity for spicy food I had never experienced. I can no longer use adult toothpaste because the minty flavors are so provinces as to cause pain. The gum irritation comes and goes as does the severity of the other oral pain I experience.
My hair loss I can describe as severe as it can be without having visible bald spots. Whereas I once had unusually thick hair (a ponytail of around 1.5 inches), I have lost so much that my ponytail now measures about .5 inches.
From this study (4 months ago):
tired all the time. My muscles ache and I constantly clench my teeth -currently I am wearing a splint given to me by an oral surgeon. --I feel older than I am. A lot older.
From this study (5 months ago):
After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.
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