Wellbutrin xl vs. Citalopram hydrobromide


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Wellbutrin xl and Citalopram hydrobromide. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 244,407 people who take Wellbutrin xl and Citalopram hydrobromide, and is updated regularly.

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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.

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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 bupropion hydrochloride and citalopram hydrobromide (the active ingredients of Wellbutrin xl and Citalopram hydrobromide, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Wellbutrin xl?

Wellbutrin xl has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin xl 17,927 users)

What is Citalopram hydrobromide?

Citalopram hydrobromide has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Citalopram hydrobromide 28,839 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, 24, 2019

244,407 people who take Wellbutrin xl and Citalopram hydrobromide are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Wellbutrin xl vs Citalopram hydrobromide drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Wellbutrin Xl (bupropion hydrochloride)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (citalopram hydrobromide)

Most common side effects:

Wellbutrin Xl:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Pain
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Fall
  7. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Dizziness
  10. Vomiting
Citalopram Hydrobromide:
  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

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

Wellbutrin Xl:
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Fall
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  7. Pain
  8. Suicidal Ideation
  9. Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  10. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Citalopram Hydrobromide:
  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)

Drug effectiveness:

Wellbutrin Xl:
  • not at all: 4.09 %
  • somewhat: 22.62 %
  • moderate: 36.54 %
  • high: 28.55 %
  • very high: 8.2 %
Citalopram Hydrobromide:
  • not at all: 3.71 %
  • somewhat: 22.43 %
  • moderate: 36.85 %
  • high: 28.59 %
  • very high: 8.41 %

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