Review: could Wellbutrin cause Orthostatic hypotension?
Summary: Orthostatic hypotension is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Allegra, and have Depression.
We study 49,243 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 66 have Orthostatic hypotension. Find out below who they are, when they have Orthostatic hypotension and more.
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Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)
Orthostatic hypotension (a medical condition consisting of a sudden decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, multiple myeloma, pain, schizophrenia.(latest reports from Orthostatic hypotension 7,117 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 49,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 66 people (0.13%) have Orthostatic Hypotension.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Orthostatic hypotension * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Orthostatic hypotension||25.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||25.00% |
Age of people who have Orthostatic hypotension when taking Wellbutrin * :
|Orthostatic hypotension||0.00%||0.00%||4.44%||6.67%||8.89%||40.00%||11.11%||28.89% |
Severity of Orthostatic hypotension when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Orthostatic hypotension||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Orthostatic hypotension ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Orthostatic hypotension||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (15 people, 22.73%)
- Osteoporosis (10 people, 15.15%)
- Fibromyalgia (6 people, 9.09%)
- Hormone replacement therapy (6 people, 9.09%)
- Hypothyroidism (4 people, 6.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Allegra (19 people, 28.79%)
- Seroquel (16 people, 24.24%)
- Wellbutrin xl (14 people, 21.21%)
- Lipitor (13 people, 19.70%)
- Aspirin (13 people, 19.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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