Wellbutrin side effects - from FDA reports

Summary

In this review, we analyze Wellbutrin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Wellbutrin. The review is based on 72,794 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA. The information that eHealthMe analyzes includes:

  • Wellbutrin side effects over time
  • (applicable) Wellbutrin side effects by gender
  • Wellbutrin side effects by age


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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on bupropion hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Wellbutrin) and Wellbutrin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Wellbutrin?

Wellbutrin has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin 83,675 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Feb, 21, 2019

72,794 people who take Wellbutrin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Wellbutrin side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Rash
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
1 - 6 months:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Postictal state
  • Rash
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Vision blurred
  • Pain
  • Therapeutic response unexpected with drug substitution
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
6 - 12 months:
  • Weight decreased
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Rash
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Weight increased
1 - 2 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
2 - 5 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
  • Weight decreased
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Drug ineffective
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)
5 - 10 years:
  • Weight increased
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Weight decreased
  • Vision blurred
  • Madarosis (absence or loss of the eyelashes)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Balance disorder
  • Renal disorder (kidney disease)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
10+ years:
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Chest pain
  • Drug ineffective
  • Migraine (headache)
  • Overdose
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Madarosis (absence or loss of the eyelashes)
not specified:
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Rash
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Rash
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
male:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vision blurred
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Death
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)

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))
  • Drug exposure via breast milk
  • Maternal drugs affecting foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Premature baby
  • Tricuspid valve incompetence (inefficient heart valve)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Large for dates baby (a baby looks older than gestational period by weight and appearance)
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (a serious medical condition where a newborn baby's lungs cannot provide their body with enough oxygen)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (condition in which the ductus arteriosus does not close)
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Accidental exposure
  • Drug ineffective
  • Gynaecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)
  • Personality change
  • Status epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Suicide attempt
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • 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)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Weight increased
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight decreased
20-29:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Grand mal convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vision blurred
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Pain
  • Overdose
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
30-39:
  • Weight increased
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Rash
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
40-49:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Vision blurred
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
50-59:
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
60+:
  • Drug ineffective
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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