Review: could Wellbutrin cause Short-term Memory Loss?


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 42,496 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,440 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 69,043 users)

Short-term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, diarrhea, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 101,368 Short-term memory loss patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

42,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 1,440 people (3.39%) 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: 27.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.5 %
  • 10+ years: 2.5 %

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

  • female: 67.47 %
  • male: 32.53 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.1 %
  • 2-9: 0.29 %
  • 10-19: 3.05 %
  • 20-29: 8.77 %
  • 30-39: 12.01 %
  • 40-49: 27.36 %
  • 50-59: 28.31 %
  • 60+: 20.11 %

Severity if Short-term Memory Loss when taking Wellbutrin **:

  • least: 4.88 %
  • moderate: 60.98 %
  • severe: 31.71 %
  • most severe: 2.44 %

How people recovered from Short-term Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 8 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (470 people, 32.64%)
  • Anxiety (115 people, 7.99%)
  • Pain (109 people, 7.57%)
  • Insomnia (96 people, 6.67%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (79 people, 5.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (188 people, 13.06%)
  • Xanax (165 people, 11.46%)
  • Cymbalta (160 people, 11.11%)
  • Lexapro (157 people, 10.90%)
  • Neurontin (153 people, 10.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (311 people, 21.60%)
  • Depression (295 people, 20.49%)
  • Fatigue (252 people, 17.50%)
  • Insomnia (251 people, 17.43%)
  • Headache (238 people, 16.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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