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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Neuropathy (Peripheral neuropathy)?

Summary: Neuropathy is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 49,204 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

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,933 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of wellbutrin reports

Neuropathy

Neuropathy (damage to nerves) (latest reports from 26,783 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, peripheral neuropathy.

Trend of Neuropathy reports

On Oct, 30, 2014: 49,160 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 40 people (0.08%) have Neuropathy.

Trend of Neuropathy in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Neuropathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Neuropathy when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%2.56%15.38%10.26%46.15%25.64%

Severity of Neuropathy when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neuropathy0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Neuropathy ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Neuropathy0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (22 people, 55.00%)
  2. Back pain (7 people, 17.50%)
  3. Insomnia (6 people, 15.00%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 12.50%)
  5. Neuropathy (5 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (20 people, 50.00%)
  2. Vioxx (11 people, 27.50%)
  3. Synthroid (9 people, 22.50%)
  4. Wellbutrin sr (8 people, 20.00%)
  5. Zocor (7 people, 17.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
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    (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)
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  • 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 work ...

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    (Asked by a 78 year old woman who has Neuropathy, and takes Gabapentin, Amlodipine Besylate, Hydrochlorothiazide)
    I am seeing a neurologist, and have been referred to a cardiologist before final diagnosis. My initial test was good, but the cardiologist recommended I have a stress test to complete his evaluation.

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