Review: could Wellbutrin cause Neuroleptic malignant syndrome?
This is a review of Neuroleptic malignant syndrome by studying 47,626 people who take Wellbutrin. We analyze: the time on Wellbutrin when people have Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, age of these people, the severity of Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Wellbutrin. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,525 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Wellbutrin include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated, depression.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents) (latest reports from 32,058 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, parkinson's disease.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 47,466 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 84 people (0.18%) have Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Neuroleptic malignant syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Neuroleptic malignant syndrome||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Neuroleptic malignant syndrome when taking Wellbutrin * :
|Neuroleptic malignant syndrome||4.55%||0.00%||4.55%||7.58%||19.70%||21.21%||21.21%||21.21% |
Severity of Neuroleptic malignant syndrome when taking Wellbutrin ** :
How people recovered from Neuroleptic malignant syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (20 people, 23.81%)
- Bipolar disorder (14 people, 16.67%)
- Schizophrenia (13 people, 15.48%)
- Sleep disorder (8 people, 9.52%)
- Agitation (5 people, 5.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (37 people, 44.05%)
- Risperdal (25 people, 29.76%)
- Zyprexa (24 people, 28.57%)
- Depakote (15 people, 17.86%)
- Lexapro (15 people, 17.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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