Review: Wellbutrin xl side effects
In this review, we analyze Wellbutrin xl side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl. The review is based on 11,478 people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin xl from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What is Wellbutrin xl
Wellbutrin xl (latest outcomes from 13,304 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (bupropion hydrochloride): Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin Sr, Zyban, Bupropion Hydrochloride, Forfivo Xl.
On Jan, 27, 2015: 11,478 people who reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl are studied
Most common side effects over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified |
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Depression||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)||Drug Ineffective||Depression||Dizziness||Depression |
|Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Dizziness||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||Headache (pain in head)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) |
|Rash (redness)||Anxiety||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Anxiety||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||Anxiety |
|Dizziness||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Weight Increased||Depression||Pain |
|Anxiety||Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)||Headache (pain in head)||Headache (pain in head)||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Headache - Tension (head pain due to tension)||Drug Ineffective |
|Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Dizziness||Depression||Feeling Abnormal||Abdominal Pain||Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)||Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)||Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) |
|Headache (pain in head)||Drug Ineffective||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Headache (pain in head)||Impaired Driving Ability||Constipation||Headache (pain in head) |
|Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)||Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)||Weight Decreased||Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)||Depression||Weight Gain||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Vomiting |
|Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)||Insomnia (sleeplessness)||Suicidal Ideation||Depression||Anxiety||Erectile Dysfunction||Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)||Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration) |
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||Headache (pain in head)||Anxiety||Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)||Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)||Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||Back Pain |
Most common side effects by age * :
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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ELP814 (2 years ago):
I am a 28 year old female with a sulfa allergy. I recently was switched from Effexor Xr to Wellbutrin xl. I did fine on the half dosage during the transition process but I have been on the full 300mg dose for 2 days and I'm super itchy and seem to be breaking out in mild hives. I haven't changed anything else, used anything strange or eaten anything out of the norm. Could I be allergic to something in the Wellbutrin?
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My Doctor put me on Buproprion 300 mg 1x/day starting on Jan 7, 2014. I had taken this med previously but at a much lower dosage and had discontinued using it altogether for about one year prior to Jan 7, 2014. Within a day of taking the 300 mg dosage, I developed heartburn but attributed it to GERD which I've had for many years. I had started an OTC prilosec, for occasional GERD symptoms, on my Doctor's advice just prior to beginning the Buproprion. When the OTC medication failed to relief my symptoms, I contacted the Doctor's PA and was given a prescription for a PPI. I took that med for several days with no relief and increasing severity of the acid reflux. I contacted the PA again and was given samples of a "stronger" PPI and was referred to a gastroenterologist. The new med also did nothing to relieve my symptoms. The Gastroenterologist instructed my to start taking the PPI twice per day and set up a swallow test for Jan 19th. Last night (Jan 18th) I went to the ER because I was hurting so bad and nothing was relieving the pain in my esophagus and throat. The ER doctor poo-pooed my belief that it might be related to the Buproprion even though I told him I had done a quick Google search and had seen that stomach pain was listed as one of the severe side effects of the drug, with instructions to contact your physician immediately.
As mentioned earlier, I have a history of GERD but in all of the years I've had that condition I've never had acid reflux that lasted this long, did not respond to antacids/PPIs and produced this much pain. I strongly believe that my current symptoms are a definite side effect of Buproprion and I'm frustrated that none of these healthcare workers even considered that my pain might be related to taking 300mg of Buproprion.
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