Review: could Wellbutrin cause Stroke?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 47,626 people who take Wellbutrin. Among them, 560 have Stroke. See who they are, when they have Stroke and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,525 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Wellbutrin include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated, depression.
Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) (latest reports from 435,286 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 47,466 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 550 people (1.16%) have Stroke.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Stroke * :
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Age of people who have Stroke when taking Wellbutrin * :
Severity of Stroke when taking Wellbutrin ** :
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How people recovered from Stroke ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (145 people, 26.36%)
- Pain (72 people, 13.09%)
- Hypertension (52 people, 9.45%)
- Anxiety (47 people, 8.55%)
- Arthritis (39 people, 7.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vioxx (219 people, 39.82%)
- Plavix (121 people, 22.00%)
- Lipitor (106 people, 19.27%)
- Lasix (92 people, 16.73%)
- Aspirin (92 people, 16.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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med7 (1 year ago):
39/f... ridiculously healthy medically with exception of depression,anxiety, adhd. Went off all meds while pregnant. More depression and anxiety following two miscarriages last year, first at 17 weeks, second on due date of first baby miscarried. Now unable to conceive. Thought that sucked, until I had a full out stroke while at work last Monday (im in medicine). Come to realize, this is actually the second time. One same time last year. Full evaluaion and all okay; no major damage. But the only thing the docs can attribute the strokes to is the wellbutrin. Be careful. I used to be on 450mg and read that it was too dangerous. Now on 300mg at time of event. Still too much, I guess. Scary stuff,especially when your very livelihood (never mind life) depends on it.
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I had a series of 6 strokes on New Years eve and into day and then 2 more in a month. Doctors could not find out why except that I have thick blood they were in my brain stem. But one doctor the last time said that Topamax would kill me and not to take it. Since stopping I am doing much better and have been home for one month now. I hate Topamax.
L. Hudson on May, 28, 2012:
Massive Stroke after taking Topamax for 9 mo. unknown etiology, misdiagnosed for 5+ months- lost entire rt cerebellum and part of brain stem due to no intervention.
High Blood Pressure since 25 unknown etiology, casual smoker on/off ~2 yrs. Otherwise healthy. Blood tests, CTAs of neck and brain vessels all within normal limits. Awaiting echo of heart (neuro thinks it will be WNL as well).
Am on other meds as well.
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