Review: could Wellbutrin cause Serotonin syndrome?
Summary: Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Depression.
We study 49,344 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.
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Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,089 Wellbutrin 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, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,559 Serotonin syndrome patients)
On Apr, 7, 2015: 49,335 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 142 people (0.29%) have Serotonin Syndrome.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Serotonin syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Serotonin syndrome||14.29%||57.14%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||28.57%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Wellbutrin * :
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||3.92%||2.94%||9.80%||14.71%||25.49%||43.14% |
Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Serotonin syndrome||14.29%||42.86%||28.57%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Serotonin syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (46 people, 32.39%)
- Anxiety (18 people, 12.68%)
- Pain (9 people, 6.34%)
- Anaesthesia (9 people, 6.34%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (7 people, 4.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cymbalta (31 people, 21.83%)
- Paxil (25 people, 17.61%)
- Clonazepam (24 people, 16.90%)
- Lisinopril (21 people, 14.79%)
- Fentanyl (20 people, 14.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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