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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 49,243 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 has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 54,972 users)

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Short-term memory loss 62,109 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 49,243 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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  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin?
    (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.
  • My sister has been taking depakote cogentin and geodon and suffers with great memory loss inability to carry on a conversation and drops things all the time is this the effect of these drugs? (1 answer)
    (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? I either need to get some acceptance or find answers to the effects this medicine is causing..afraid to change up her medicines but needless to say I am worried...
  • What's wrong with me?
    (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 kids school or for work (I'm a new realtor)
    I just can't seem to do it and always have to ask for help or have someone do it for me! I get very frustrated easily.
    I tend to rant in about things that have no meaning or importance and dismiss important things or forget them at home (signed contracts, keys...)
    I'm getting worse and my dr has put me in seroquill xr recently and I've been on wellbutrin now for about two months. My depression is somewhat better by I still have NO focus and can't seem to get anything done! Weeks go by and I just don't know what I've done with my time!!!
  • Does one ever get their memory back after discontinueing the tysabri?
    (Asked by a 60 year old woman who has Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis, Bad Depression, Brain "fog" And "focusing", Short-Term Memory Loss)
    vesicare 10mg x1 bupropion 150mg x1
    lisinopril 5mg as needed bupropion 300mg x1
    fluoxetine 20mg x1 alprazolam 0.5mg - bedtime
    vigil 250mg x1 melatonin 3mg - bedtime
    aubagio 14mg. x1 diphenhydramine 50mg - bedtime
    carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
    bupropion 300mg x1
    baclofen 10mg as needed DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
    alprazolam 0.5mg
    benedryl 50mg.
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  • I'm on 1 1/12 mg of suboxone. would i have to go off of it if i need major surgery?
    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who takes Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Seroquel, Neurontin, Nexium, Losartan, Lamictal, Cardizem La)
    I was taking about 5 to 15 mg of Percocet a day and wanted to get off them. If I don't take suboxone at night I get EXTREME discomfort down my left leg & can not sleep due to pressure on my lower back (that's why I had to take Percocet). I have tried NUMEROUS meds over the past 20 yrs & nothing worked. the actual problem in my lumber spine is not serious enough to have surgery at this time.
    My question is if I need major surgery and need to take an opiate pain med would I have to get off the 1 1/2 mg of suboxone so I don't to go into withdrawal (as a doc once told me)? I'm 72 & the possibility of needing surgery is high, especially since I've had breast, colon & skin cancer. thank you

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