Could Wellbutrin cause Syncope - from FDA reports


Summary

Syncope is found among people who take Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 43,605 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA. Among them, 423 have Syncope. Find out below who they are, when they have Syncope and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 70,693 users)

Syncope

Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, primary pulmonary hypertension (latest reports from 69,934 Syncope patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

43,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin.
Among them, 423 people (0.97%) have Syncope


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin cause Syncope?

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Syncope *:

  • < 1 month: 35.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.5 %

Gender of people who have Syncope when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • female: 62.02 %
  • male: 37.98 %

Age of people who have Syncope when taking Wellbutrin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.03 %
  • 20-29: 6.4 %
  • 30-39: 11.34 %
  • 40-49: 25.58 %
  • 50-59: 27.03 %
  • 60+: 27.62 %

Severity of Syncope **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (84 people, 19.86%)
  • Lasix (72 people, 17.02%)
  • Lipitor (67 people, 15.84%)
  • Synthroid (54 people, 12.77%)
  • Zoloft (53 people, 12.53%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (36 people, 8.51%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (26 people, 6.15%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (25 people, 5.91%)
  • Insomnia (23 people, 5.44%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Dizziness (146 people, 34.52%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (116 people, 27.42%)
  • Fatigue (103 people, 24.35%)
  • Chest Pain (94 people, 22.22%)
  • Nausea (91 people, 21.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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