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Review: could Wellbutrin cause Water retention?

Summary: Water retention could be caused by Wellbutrin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Cymbalta, and have Depression.

We study 48,943 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention 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.

Water retention

Water retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,058 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 48,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin. Among them, 121 people (0.25%) have Water Retention. They amount to 0.14% of all the 88,811 people who have Water Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Water retention in Wellbutrin reports

Time on Wellbutrin when people have Water retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Water retention14.29%0.00%0.00%42.86%14.29%14.29%14.29%

Age of people who have Water retention when taking Wellbutrin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Water retention0.00%0.00%0.00%4.04%9.09%23.23%47.47%16.16%

Severity of Water retention when taking Wellbutrin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Water retention0.00%60.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Water retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Water retention0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (31 people, 25.62%)
  2. Metastases to bone (14 people, 11.57%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (10 people, 8.26%)
  4. Breast cancer (8 people, 6.61%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (7 people, 5.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cymbalta (34 people, 28.10%)
  2. Wellbutrin xl (28 people, 23.14%)
  3. Prozac (27 people, 22.31%)
  4. Lasix (27 people, 22.31%)
  5. Prilosec (27 people, 22.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 hours ago):

  • My dr increased my wellbutrin to 450 mg in January and I have been fine.
    Yesterday morning, I took Wellbutrin 450 mg, 10 mg of Lexapro and 2 aleve for back pain. I had taken these medications numerous times sometimes sporadically due to scheduling, but try to be consistent either in am or at night. This time I'm pretty sure I took the night before only wellbutrin and lexapro (around 10pm), Next morning took wellbutrin, lexapro and aleve at 8am
    I began feeling somewhat disoriented around 11am and forgeting things,became somewhat spacy, couldn't concentrate, couldn't formulate thoughts at times or words.. would forget mid sentence what I was even talking about. This continued mostly throughout the day, but got worse as the day went on. By 2pm my vision was blurring, dizziness worse and paranoia was terrible. by 3pm I was having my first full on panic attack- I would go in and out of it. Being scared to death or just couldn't calm down..I managed to drive home with the help of my brother talking me through and having me pull over for a few minutes. By 5pm it seemed to wear off.. Next day I still feel a little anxious mostly that it will happen again.. I have a bad headach as well today.

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  • From this study (14 hours ago):

  • Trying to find out if the drugs I've been taking have caused an increase in my creatinine level or not. I have a very high 2.5 level. After inputting the creatinine into the GFR equation it shows I have only 22% kidney function. Of course I'm nervous because this is stage 4 kidney disease. Wondering if I need to come off my drugs for depression & mood or change them if they are causing inflated creatinine levels so I can try to get a true calculation of my kidney function. Also - if the medications are damaging my kidneys then I want to come off of them or change medications.

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