Paxil vs. Wellbutrin

Summary

We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Paxil and Wellbutrin. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 242,782 people who take Paxil and Wellbutrin, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

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 paroxetine hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Paxil and Wellbutrin, respectively), and Paxil and Wellbutrin (the brand names). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Paxil?

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 84,999 users)

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 Mar, 03, 2019

242,782 people who take Paxil and Wellbutrin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Paxil vs Wellbutrin drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride)
  • Wellbutrin (bupropion hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

Paxil:
  1. Drug Ineffective
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  6. Pain
  7. Dizziness
  8. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  9. Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  10. Vomiting
Wellbutrin:
  1. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
  4. Dizziness
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Drug Ineffective
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  9. Suicidal Ideation
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

Paxil:
  1. Drug Ineffective
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Pain
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Wellbutrin:
  1. Drug Exposure During Pregnancy
  2. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  3. Atrial Septal Defect (an abnormal opening between the left and right atria of the heart)
  4. Suicidal Ideation
  5. Dizziness
  6. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Cardiac Murmur (an heart sound in valve abnormality)
  9. Ventricular Septal Defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  10. Headache (pain in head)

Drug effectiveness:

Paxil:
  • not at all: 3.66 %
  • somewhat: 22.37 %
  • moderate: 36.96 %
  • high: 28.58 %
  • very high: 8.43 %
Wellbutrin:
  • not at all: 4.67 %
  • somewhat: 19.39 %
  • moderate: 34.33 %
  • high: 30.44 %
  • very high: 11.17 %

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