Review: could Wellbutrin cause Swallowing difficulty?
Summary: Swallowing difficulty is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression. We study 49,363 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 has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,119 Wellbutrin users)
Swallowing difficulty has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 36,353 Swallowing difficulty patients)
On Apr, 30, 2015: 49,344 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 431 people (0.87%) have Swallowing Difficulty.
Time on Wellbutrin when people have Swallowing difficulty * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Swallowing difficulty||31.25%||21.88%||21.88%||9.38%||6.25%||3.12%||6.25% |
Age of people who have Swallowing difficulty when taking Wellbutrin * :
|Swallowing difficulty||0.27%||1.62%||1.08%||3.24%||7.84%||23.51%||34.05%||28.38% |
Severity of Swallowing difficulty when taking Wellbutrin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Swallowing difficulty||25.00%||75.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Swallowing difficulty ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Swallowing difficulty||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (98 people, 22.74%)
- Pain (30 people, 6.96%)
- Bipolar disorder (28 people, 6.50%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (21 people, 4.87%)
- Metastases to bone (19 people, 4.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (85 people, 19.72%)
- Wellbutrin xl (79 people, 18.33%)
- Prilosec (77 people, 17.87%)
- Vicodin (74 people, 17.17%)
- Celebrex (70 people, 16.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Swallowing Difficulty- Feels as though muscles may be uncoordinated on one side of the throat, or muscles are too tight and causing pressure on throat. Have had this problem on and off for about 3 years. It is a mild discomfort that can be temporarily relieved by stretch the muscles on the left side of my neck, but it usually returns fairly quickly. No trouble swallowing food or liquid, just odd sensations on the left side of the throat when swallowing, especially when swallowing saliva. It never progresses beyond a low severity and comes and goes over time.
Neck pain - usually on the left side, under the ear and possibly in the salivary gland. I have read that clonidine can cause this symptom but I don't know if that's what it is. Very occasionally it happens on the right, but usually on the left. It is not constant, but comes and goes. It is usually a short, sharp pain, or a dull ache that lasts a minute or two. It generally hurts a few times each day, but never lasts for very long.
From this study (9 months ago):
Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
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