Review: could Wellbutrin cause Myalgia (Muscle aches)?
Summary: Myalgia is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 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, 741 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.
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Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,068 Wellbutrin users)
Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 73,499 Myalgia patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 49,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 741 people (1.50%) have Myalgia.
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 (236 people, 31.85%)
- Pain (53 people, 7.15%)
- Anxiety (42 people, 5.67%)
- Hypertension (39 people, 5.26%)
- Bipolar disorder (37 people, 4.99%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Wellbutrin xl (159 people, 21.46%)
- Aspirin (103 people, 13.90%)
- Wellbutrin sr (90 people, 12.15%)
- Xanax (87 people, 11.74%)
- Ambien (83 people, 11.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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