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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Short-term memory loss?

We study 49,070 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,682 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 54,782 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Short-term memory loss

Short-term memory loss (latest reports from 466,507 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 11, 2014: 49,035 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 1,682 people (3.43%) have Short-term Memory Loss. They amount to 0.36% of all the 465,757 people who have Short-term Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

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 loss25.14%24.29%8.19%9.60%20.06%7.63%5.08%

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%3.59%9.12%14.58%29.37%27.44%15.62%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss9.35%55.14%33.64%1.87%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss3.64%1.82%94.55%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (653 people, 38.82%)
  2. Insomnia (150 people, 8.92%)
  3. Pain (144 people, 8.56%)
  4. Anxiety (134 people, 7.97%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (109 people, 6.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (404 people, 24.02%)
  2. Wellbutrin sr (313 people, 18.61%)
  3. Ambien (281 people, 16.71%)
  4. Paxil (243 people, 14.45%)
  5. Lexapro (240 people, 14.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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