Wellbutrin xl and Movement disorder - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Movement disorder is found among people who take Wellbutrin xl, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Wellbutrin xl and have Movement disorder. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,341 people who have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 03, 2022

16,341 people reported to have side effects when taking Wellbutrin xl.
Among them, 29 people (0.18%) have Movement disorder.

What is Wellbutrin xl?

Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. eHealthMe is studying from 20,978 Wellbutrin xl users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Movement disorder?

Movement disorder (neurological syndromes where they may be excess of movement or a paucity of movement that is not connected to weakness) is found to be associated with 1,936 drugs and 1,428 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Wellbutrin xl and Movement disorder reports submitted per year:

Could Wellbutrin xl cause Movement disorder?

Time on Wellbutrin xl when people have Movement disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Movement disorder when taking Wellbutrin xl *:

  • female: 72.41 %
  • male: 27.59 %

Age of people who have Movement disorder when taking Wellbutrin xl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4 %
  • 40-49: 44 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 24 %

Common drugs people take besides Wellbutrin xl *:

  1. Klonopin: 10 people, 34.48%
  2. Lipitor: 8 people, 27.59%
  3. Provigil: 7 people, 24.14%
  4. Percocet: 7 people, 24.14%
  5. Neurontin: 7 people, 24.14%
  6. Zoloft: 7 people, 24.14%
  7. Celexa: 7 people, 24.14%
  8. Wellbutrin: 6 people, 20.69%
  9. Effexor: 6 people, 20.69%
  10. Cymbalta: 6 people, 20.69%

Common side effects people have besides Movement disorder *:

  1. Pain: 13 people, 44.83%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 12 people, 41.38%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 11 people, 37.93%
  4. Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves): 9 people, 31.03%
  5. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating): 9 people, 31.03%
  6. Heart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing): 9 people, 31.03%
  7. Drug Ineffective: 8 people, 27.59%
  8. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 8 people, 27.59%
  9. Itching: 8 people, 27.59%
  10. Musculoskeletal Discomfort (discomfort in the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves): 7 people, 24.14%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol: 8 people, 27.59%
  2. Menopause (end of monthly cycles in women): 6 people, 20.69%
  3. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 4 people, 13.79%
  4. Migraine (headache): 4 people, 13.79%
  5. Menopausal Symptoms: 4 people, 13.79%
  6. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 3 people, 10.34%
  7. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 2 people, 6.90%
  8. Pain: 2 people, 6.90%
  9. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus): 1 person, 3.45%
  10. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness): 1 person, 3.45%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Wellbutrin xl and have Movement disorder?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on bupropion hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Wellbutrin xl) and Wellbutrin xl (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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