Wellbutrin sr side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Wellbutrin sr side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin sr. The review is based on 7,656 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Wellbutrin Sr

Wellbutrin sr has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin sr 10,066 users)


On Dec, 25, 2018

7,656 people who take Wellbutrin Sr are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Wellbutrin sr side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Rash
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Vaginal haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding)
1 - 6 months:
  • Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  • Polycystic ovaries (cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing)
  • Postictal state
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
6 - 12 months:
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Heart disease congenital
  • Drug ineffective
  • Premature baby
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Weight decreased
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
  • Amenorrhoea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age)
  • Anaphylactic reaction (serious allergic reaction)
1 - 2 years:
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Drug ineffective
  • Low density lipoprotein increased (cholesterol increased in blood)
  • Rash
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)
  • Calculus urethral (stone in urethra)
2 - 5 years:
  • Ulcer
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Vomiting
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
  • Rash
  • Status epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
  • Weight increased
5 - 10 years:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Apathy
  • Balance disorder
  • Dermatitis allergic (inflammation of the skin due allergic reaction)
  • Aggression
  • Breast cancer female
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Hypoacusis (loss of hearing)
  • Pain
  • Peripheral swelling
10+ years:
  • Chest pain
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Activities of daily living impaired
  • Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
not specified:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Rash
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Rash
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Vomiting
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Vision blurred
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Premature baby
  • Pulmonary artery stenosis congenital (congenital -narrowing (stenosis) that occurs in the lung artery)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Drug exposure via breast milk
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (combination of several abnormalities of the heart and great blood vessels)
  • Metabolic acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)
2-9:
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Status epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Constipation
  • Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
  • Gynaecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Prescribed overdose
10-19:
  • Suicide attempt
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
20-29:
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Weight decreased
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vision blurred
  • Vomiting
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Non-accidental overdose
  • Suicidal ideation
  • 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)
30-39:
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
50-59:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
60+:
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Pneumonia
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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