Review: could Wellbutrin cause Neuropathy (Peripheral neuropathy)?
Summary: Neuropathy is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression. We study 49,363 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy and more.
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Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,119 Wellbutrin users)
Neuropathy (damage to nerves) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, peripheral neuropathy. (latest reports from 5,896 Neuropathy patients)
On Apr, 28, 2015: 49,344 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 41 people (0.08%) have Neuropathy.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Neuropathy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Neuropathy when taking Wellbutrin * :
Severity of Neuropathy when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Neuropathy ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (22 people, 53.66%)
- Back pain (7 people, 17.07%)
- Insomnia (6 people, 14.63%)
- Diabetes mellitus (5 people, 12.20%)
- Neuropathy (5 people, 12.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (20 people, 48.78%)
- Vioxx (11 people, 26.83%)
- Synthroid (9 people, 21.95%)
- Wellbutrin sr (8 people, 19.51%)
- Plavix (8 people, 19.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (9 months ago):
Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
chris on Jun, 4, 2011:
i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.
TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:
Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -
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