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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Myalgia?

We study 49,070 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 735 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,782 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) (latest reports from 504,753 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 49,051 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 734 people (1.50%) have Myalgia. They amount to 0.15% of all the 504,714 people who have Myalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Myalgia in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Myalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Myalgia31.96%32.99%6.19%5.15%15.46%7.22%1.03%

Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myalgia0.16%0.48%3.81%4.76%12.70%26.98%31.75%19.37%

Severity of Myalgia when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myalgia5.00%40.00%50.00%5.00%

How people recovered from Myalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Myalgia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (231 people, 31.47%)
  2. Pain (51 people, 6.95%)
  3. Anxiety (41 people, 5.59%)
  4. Hypertension (39 people, 5.31%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (37 people, 5.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (156 people, 21.25%)
  2. Aspirin (103 people, 14.03%)
  3. Wellbutrin sr (89 people, 12.13%)
  4. Xanax (87 people, 11.85%)
  5. Ambien (83 people, 11.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Diagnosed with clinical depression for the last 3 years, finally see positive results but having side effects. Not taking antidepressant for 2 years the fibromyalgia pain and symptoms gone. Symptoms have returned in the last two weeks from pain, sleepless night. Two to four hours of sleep. Constant pain on the level of 7. Scale of 1 to 10 Fatigue constantly.

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