Could Wellbutrin cause Stroke - from FDA reports


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Vioxx, and have Depression . We study 43,611 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA. Among them, 548 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 70,714 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 170,405 Stroke patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

43,611 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 548 people (1.26%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin cause Stroke?

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 26.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.54 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • female: 65.11 %
  • male: 34.89 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.66 %
  • 20-29: 2.65 %
  • 30-39: 8.41 %
  • 40-49: 22.35 %
  • 50-59: 33.85 %
  • 60+: 32.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (139 people, 25.36%)
  • High Blood Pressure (55 people, 10.04%)
  • Pain (54 people, 9.85%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (36 people, 6.57%)
  • Sleep Disorder (34 people, 6.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (169 people, 30.84%)
  • Plavix (88 people, 16.06%)
  • Lipitor (85 people, 15.51%)
  • Neurontin (79 people, 14.42%)
  • Lasix (75 people, 13.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (109 people, 19.89%)
  • Pain (103 people, 18.80%)
  • Depression (102 people, 18.61%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (100 people, 18.25%)
  • Dizziness (100 people, 18.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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