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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Swallowing difficulty?

Summary: Swallowing difficulty is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 49,314 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 431 have Swallowing difficulty. Find out below who they are, when they have Swallowing difficulty 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)

Swallowing difficulty

Swallowing difficulty has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 36,345 Swallowing difficulty patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 49,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 431 people (0.87%) have Swallowing Difficulty.

Trend of Swallowing difficulty in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Swallowing difficulty * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swallowing difficulty31.25%21.88%21.88%9.38%6.25%3.12%6.25%

Age of people who have Swallowing difficulty when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swallowing difficulty0.27%1.62%1.08%3.24%7.84%23.51%34.05%28.38%

Severity of Swallowing difficulty when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Swallowing difficulty25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Swallowing difficulty ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Swallowing difficulty0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (98 people, 22.74%)
  2. Pain (30 people, 6.96%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (28 people, 6.50%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (21 people, 4.87%)
  5. Metastases to bone (19 people, 4.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (85 people, 19.72%)
  2. Wellbutrin xl (79 people, 18.33%)
  3. Prilosec (77 people, 17.87%)
  4. Vicodin (74 people, 17.17%)
  5. Celebrex (70 people, 16.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

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