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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Wellbutrin xl, and have Depression.

We study 48,943 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,052 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,620 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,496 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 48,927 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 2,041 people (4.17%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.21% of all the 963,565 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash69.66%14.24%3.41%3.41%5.88%2.48%0.93%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%0.28%4.25%10.48%16.36%25.71%27.69%15.23%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash6.67%60.00%26.67%6.67%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (789 people, 38.66%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (202 people, 9.90%)
  3. Ill-defined disorder (158 people, 7.74%)
  4. Hypertension (135 people, 6.61%)
  5. Pain (105 people, 5.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (662 people, 32.44%)
  2. Wellbutrin sr (328 people, 16.07%)
  3. Lamictal (284 people, 13.91%)
  4. Lexapro (271 people, 13.28%)
  5. Aspirin (254 people, 12.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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