Wellbutrin and Short-term memory loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Short-term memory loss 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 Ambien, and have Depression . We study 60,730 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA. Among them, 2,026 have Short-term memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Short-term memory loss and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 70,871 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,178 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

60,730 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 2,026 people (3.34%) have Short-term Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin cause Short-term memory loss?

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Short-term Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 33.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.6 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.37 %
  • 10+ years: 1.59 %

Gender of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • female: 68.87 %
  • male: 31.13 %

Age of people who have Short-term Memory Loss when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 3.03 %
  • 20-29: 7.96 %
  • 30-39: 13.69 %
  • 40-49: 27.85 %
  • 50-59: 27.92 %
  • 60+: 19.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (659 people, 32.53%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (159 people, 7.85%)
  • Pain (144 people, 7.11%)
  • Insomnia (129 people, 6.37%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (127 people, 6.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (273 people, 13.47%)
  • Xanax (231 people, 11.40%)
  • Lexapro (223 people, 11.01%)
  • Paxil (218 people, 10.76%)
  • Prozac (208 people, 10.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (506 people, 24.98%)
  • Depression (436 people, 21.52%)
  • Fatigue (434 people, 21.42%)
  • Headache (338 people, 16.68%)
  • Dizziness (330 people, 16.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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