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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Vertigo?

Summary: Vertigo could be caused by Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Wellbutrin xl, and have Depression.

We study 48,927 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,742 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Wellbutrin

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,620 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Vertigo

Vertigo (latest reports from 1,288,767 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 48,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 2,769 people (5.68%) have Vertigo. They amount to 0.22% of all the 1,286,198 people who have Vertigo on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vertigo in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo43.83%23.68%4.79%7.81%12.34%3.78%3.78%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.04%0.08%2.18%7.99%18.62%27.28%27.32%16.48%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo6.14%67.54%25.44%0.88%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo6.06%15.15%78.79%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,103 people, 39.83%)
  2. Anxiety (225 people, 8.13%)
  3. Pain (153 people, 5.53%)
  4. Hypertension (128 people, 4.62%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (127 people, 4.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Wellbutrin xl (699 people, 25.24%)
  2. Wellbutrin sr (378 people, 13.65%)
  3. Paxil (374 people, 13.51%)
  4. Neurontin (300 people, 10.83%)
  5. Aspirin (299 people, 10.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Vertigo started about a month after started losartan. Also have constant heartburn and indigestion about 2 yrs)0, joint aches and a dry cough after taking @ noc. Vertigo is sporadic and unpredictable, very instant and severe. Violent vomitting, choking, very sick to stomach about 6 hrs. Then very dizzy and nauseous for a couple of days. I also have tinnitus ( had viral infection and lost 45% of hearing about ten yrs ago)

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