Wellbutrin and Serotonin syndrome - from FDA reports
Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Serotonin syndrome with Wellbutrin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 64,199 people who have side effects when taking Wellbutrin from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 15, 2017
64,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 202 people (0.31%) have Serotonin Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Serotonin Syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 50.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 33.33 %
Gender of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Wellbutrin *:
- female: 69.19 %
- male: 30.81 %
Age of people who have Serotonin Syndrome when taking Wellbutrin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 2.96 %
- 20-29: 7.41 %
- 30-39: 9.63 %
- 40-49: 15.56 %
- 50-59: 34.07 %
- 60+: 30.37 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (70 people, 34.65%)
- Stress And Anxiety (27 people, 13.37%)
- Pain (18 people, 8.91%)
- Quit Smoking (12 people, 5.94%)
- Analgesic Therapy (11 people, 5.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Cymbalta (40 people, 19.80%)
- Prozac (31 people, 15.35%)
- Paxil (27 people, 13.37%)
- Zoloft (26 people, 12.87%)
- Clonazepam (22 people, 10.89%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Agitation (28 people, 13.86%)
- Feeling Abnormal (27 people, 13.37%)
- Tremor (21 people, 10.40%)
- Nausea (18 people, 8.91%)
- Pain (15 people, 7.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Serotonin syndrome when taking Wellbutrin?
Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 74,680 users)
Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, insomnia (latest reports from 10,171 Serotonin syndrome patients).
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