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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 49,314 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,690 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 55,068 Wellbutrin 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 63,420 Short-term memory loss patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 49,281 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 1,690 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 loss24.59%24.03%8.29%10.22%19.89%7.46%5.52%

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%3.57%9.07%14.64%29.35%27.49%15.60%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Short-term memory loss8.70%56.52%32.17%2.61%

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

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Short-term memory loss3.28%1.64%95.08%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (659 people, 38.99%)
  2. Insomnia (150 people, 8.88%)
  3. Pain (144 people, 8.52%)
  4. Anxiety (134 people, 7.93%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (109 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (407 people, 24.08%)
  2. Wellbutrin sr (314 people, 18.58%)
  3. Ambien (281 people, 16.63%)
  4. Paxil (243 people, 14.38%)
  5. Lexapro (241 people, 14.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • What's wrong with me?
    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...)
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    carvedilol 6.25mg x1 aspirin 500mg - bedtime
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