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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Short-term memory loss (Memory loss)?

Summary: Short-term memory loss 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 Wellbutrin xl, and have Depression.

We study 49,204 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,687 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 (latest outcomes from 54,933 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 469,176 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Nov, 12, 2014: 49,160 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 1,687 people (3.43%) have Short-term Memory Loss.

Trend of Short-term memory loss in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Short-term memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Short-term memory loss24.79%23.96%8.36%10.03%19.78%7.52%5.57%

Age of people who have Short-term memory loss when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Short-term memory loss0.07%0.21%3.58%9.09%14.60%29.34%27.48%15.63%

Severity of Short-term memory loss when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss8.93%55.36%33.04%2.68%

How people recovered from Short-term memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss3.33%1.67%95.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (657 people, 38.94%)
  2. Insomnia (150 people, 8.89%)
  3. Pain (144 people, 8.54%)
  4. Anxiety (134 people, 7.94%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (109 people, 6.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (406 people, 24.07%)
  2. Wellbutrin sr (314 people, 18.61%)
  3. Ambien (281 people, 16.66%)
  4. Paxil (243 people, 14.40%)
  5. Lexapro (241 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 22 year old woman who has Depression, and takes Wellbutrin, Lexapro)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.

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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? ...

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    (Asked by a 50 year old woman who has Irritable, Forgetfulness, No Focus, Insomnia , Mind Is Always Racing, Indecisive , Can't Complete Tasks, Impatient)
    I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing! Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my ki ...

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