Review: could Wellbutrin cause Neuroleptic malignant syndrome?
Summary: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.
We study 49,243 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 84 have Neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuroleptic malignant syndrome and more.
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Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 54,972 users)
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorder, parkinson's disease.(latest reports from Neuroleptic malignant syndrome 7,507 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 49,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 84 people (0.17%) 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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- Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
(Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
- My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
(Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
- I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
(Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you
- Is dramamine ok to take with afib
(Asked by a 61 year old woman who takes Xanax , Xarelto, Wellbutrin, Losartan, Cardizem)
I want to take Dramamine for dizziness....is it ok with all these other meds. I have afib
- Exercise intolerance (1 answer)
(Asked by a 45 year old woman who has Exercise Intolerance, and takes Wellbutrin)
I've been running for 2 years and recently it has become harder to run and I've lost 45 seconds off my pace. It's harder becuase my hips/.thighs hurt and not because of reduced lung capacity. It isn't temperature related. I've been taking 40 mg Prozac, 450 mg Wellbutrin, and .5 mg Xanax XR for 4 years. I also take Flonese for seasonal allergies and Tylenol or Advil for headaches. I am healthy - at least based on blood tests, electrocardiogram, and MRIs. Is it possible these medicines could cause hip rigidity and thigh pain?
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