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Wellbutrin (Bupropion) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Wellbutrin (Bupropion) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (483)
Death (29)
Life Threatening Events (15)
Disability (17)

Reports by Reaction Type

Drug Ineffective (103)Depression (45)Suicidal Ideation (32)Weight Increased (27)Anxiety (27)Nausea (25)Convulsion (25)Feeling Abnormal (25)Pain (23)Insomnia (23)Agitation (21)Drug Interaction (21)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Wellbutrin (Bupropion). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Wellbutrin side effects in male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: male, weighing 122.0 kg (268.4 pounds)

Reactions: Hospitalisation, Drug Ineffective, Treatment Noncompliance

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Invega Sustenna
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-07-01

Invega Sustenna
    Indication: Psychotic Disorder
    Start date: 2012-07-01

Saphris
    Dosage: 5-10 mg
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-07-01

Saphris
    Dosage: 5-10 mg
    Indication: Psychotic Disorder
    Start date: 2012-07-01

Sertraline Hydrochloride
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Sertraline Hydrochloride
    Indication: Psychotic Disorder
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Topamax
    Indication: Psychotic Disorder
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Topamax
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: 300-450 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Psychotic Disorder
    Start date: 2010-11-01

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: 300-450 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2010-11-01



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a physician from Canada on 2012-08-23

Patient: female, weighing 79.4 kg (174.7 pounds)

Reactions: Sick Sinus Syndrome, Device Related Infection

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Afinitor
    Dosage: code not broken
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-10-24
    End date: 2012-07-11

Afinitor
    Dosage: code not broken
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-07-19
    End date: 2012-08-01

Blinded NO Treatment Received
    Dosage: code not broken
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-07-19
    End date: 2012-08-01

Blinded NO Treatment Received
    Dosage: code not broken
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-10-24
    End date: 2012-07-11

Carbamazepine
    Dosage: 200 mg, tid
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2001-01-01

Cymbalta
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-02-10

Insulin
    Dosage: 20 uam 4 upm
    Indication: Diabetes Mellitus
    Start date: 2006-10-01

Levothyroxine Sodium
    Dosage: 150 mg qpm
    Indication: Hypothyroidism
    Start date: 2008-01-01

Lipitor
    Indication: Hypertriglyceridaemia

Lipitor
    Dosage: 40 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypercholesterolaemia
    Start date: 2001-01-01

Placebo
    Dosage: code not broken
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-07-19
    End date: 2012-08-01

Placebo
    Dosage: code not broken
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-10-24
    End date: 2012-07-11

Trazodone Hydrochloride
    Dosage: 100 mg, qhs
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2008-01-01

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: 150 mg qpm
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2008-01-01



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: female, weighing 61.2 kg (134.7 pounds)

Reactions: LIP Swelling, Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Prescribing Error, Somnolence, Fall, Cystitis Interstitial, Hypokinesia, Mental Disorder, Abnormal Loss of Weight, Depression, Gait Disturbance

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Abilify
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Elmiron
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Cystitis Interstitial
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Lortab
    Indication: Cystitis Interstitial
    Start date: 2012-08-14

Paxil
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Remeron
    Indication: Depression

Trazodone Hydrochloride
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 19 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: 19 year old female, weighing 52.2 kg (114.8 pounds)

Reactions: Grand MAL Convulsion, Concussion, Fall

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 64 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: 64 year old female, weighing 113.0 kg (248.6 pounds)

Reactions: Euphoric Mood, Activities of Daily Living Impaired, Drug Ineffective, Depression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Pristiq
    Dosage: 200 mg, daily
    Indication: Depression
    End date: 2012-07-01

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression

Other drugs received by patient: Lisinopril; Levothyroxine Sodium



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 25 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Costa Rica on 2012-08-17

Patient: 25 year old female

Reactions: Dermatitis Contact, Face Oedema, Urticaria, Bronchospasm, Laryngeal Oedema, Rash, Skin Reaction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 53 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-16

Patient: 53 year old female, weighing 62.0 kg (136.4 pounds)

Reactions: Weight Increased, Malaise, Palpitations, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2010-01-01
    End date: 2010-01-01

Paxil
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression

Zoloft
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2010-01-01
    End date: 2010-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Metoprolol; Levothyroxine



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-14

Patient: female

Reactions: Vomiting, Nausea, Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Nicotine
    Indication: EX-Tobacco User

Wellbutrin
    Administration route: Oral



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in

Reported by a physician from Belgium on 2012-08-14

Patient:

Reactions: Death

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-14

Patient: female

Reactions: Confusional State, Agitation, Nightmare, Drug Ineffective, Hyperglycaemia, Rash, Toxicity To Various Agents, Convulsion, Tremor, Weight Increased, Bipolar Disorder, Chest Pain

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Abilify

Adderall

Antidepressants

Beta Blocking Agents

Buspar

Darvocet-N 50

Daytrana

Depakote

Desyrel

Effexor

Elavil

Erythromycin

Lunesta

MAO Inhibitors

Neurontin

Pamelor

Paxil

Prozac

Reglan

Remeron

Requip

Ritalin

Seroquel

Sinequan

Skelaxin

Steroids NOS

Sumatriptan

Tegretol

Tizanidine Hydrochloride
    Indication: Migraine

Tofranil

Topamax

Trileptal

Valium
    Indication: Agitation

Wellbutrin

Zoloft

Zonegran

Zyprexa

Other drugs received by patient: Aspirin; Vitamin B-Complex, Other Combinations; Ensure; Caltrate +D; ONE A DAY



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 55 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-13

Patient: 55 year old male, weighing 113.0 kg (248.6 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Nerve Injury, Pain in Extremity, Oedema Peripheral, Drug Ineffective FOR Unapproved Indication, Pain, Sensory Loss, GUN Shot Wound

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Codeine
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Nerve Injury

Lyrica
    Dosage: 400 mg, unk
    Indication: Neuropathy Peripheral
    Start date: 2005-01-01

Lyrica
    Indication: Hypoaesthesia

Lyrica
    Indication: Burning Sensation

Lyrica
    Dosage: 300 mg, 2x/day
    Indication: Pain

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2005-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Tramadol



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 49 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-10

Patient: 49 year old female, weighing 89.4 kg (196.6 pounds)

Reactions: Blood Pressure Increased, Palpitations, Heart Rate Increased

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in

Reported by a physician from Belgium on 2012-08-10

Patient:

Reactions: Death

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 68 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-09

Patient: 68 year old female, weighing 84.0 kg (184.8 pounds)

Reactions: Apnoeic Attack, Confusional State, Agitation, Body Temperature Increased, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Drug Interaction, Hyperreflexia, Serotonin Syndrome, Oxygen Saturation Decreased

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cymbalta
    Indication: Depression

Cymbalta
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Anxiety

Paroxetine
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Anxiety

Paroxetine
    Indication: Depression

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Depression

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Anxiety

Other drugs received by patient possibly interacting with the suspect drug:
Fentanyl
    Dosage: 100 mcg, daily
    Indication: Analgesic Therapy

Fentanyl
    Dosage: 50 mcg, daily
    Indication: Anaesthesia

Fentanyl
    Dosage: 100 mcg, daily

Ondansetron
    Dosage: 4 mg, daily
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Other drugs received by patient: Oxycodone; Dyazide; Gabapentin; Senna; Clonazepam; Omeprazole; Propofol; Hydromorphone; Gabitril; Calcium; Succinylcholine Chloride; Levothyroxine; Lisinopril; Fludrocortisone; Vigran; Hydromorphone; Desflurane; Lipitor; Fosamax; Midazolam



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-06

Patient: male

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Myocardial Infarction

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin
    Dosage: (df)
    Indication: Depression
    End date: 2012-01-01

Zoloft
    Dosage: 100 mg, daily
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-10-01

Other drugs received by patient: Strattera



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in male

Reported by a physician from Turkey on 2012-08-06

Patient: male

Reactions: Venous Insufficiency, Pericardial Effusion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lithium Carbonate
    Dosage: (900 mg oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-06-12
    End date: 2012-06-27

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: (150 mg oral), (300 mg qd, oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-05-21
    End date: 2012-06-27

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: (150 mg oral), (300 mg qd, oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-05-14
    End date: 2012-05-20

Other drugs received by patient: Valproate Sodium; Seroquel



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a pharmacist from Netherlands on 2012-08-06

Patient: female

Reactions: Transient Ischaemic Attack

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Canada on 2012-08-06

Patient: female, weighing 79.4 kg (174.7 pounds)

Reactions: Sick Sinus Syndrome, Device Related Infection

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Afinitor
    Dosage: double blinded
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-10-24
    End date: 2012-07-11

Afinitor
    Dosage: double blinded
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-08-01

Blinded NO Treatment Received
    Dosage: double blinded
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-08-01

Blinded NO Treatment Received
    Dosage: double blinded
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-10-24
    End date: 2012-07-11

Carbamazepine
    Dosage: 200 mg, tid
    Indication: Convulsion
    Start date: 2001-01-01

Cymbalta
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-02-10

Insulin
    Dosage: 20 uam 4 upm
    Indication: Diabetes Mellitus
    Start date: 2006-10-01

Levothyroxine Sodium
    Dosage: 150 mg qpm
    Indication: Hypothyroidism
    Start date: 2008-01-01

Lipitor
    Dosage: 40 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypercholesterolaemia
    Start date: 2001-01-01

Lipitor
    Indication: Hypertriglyceridaemia

Placebo
    Dosage: double blinded
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    Start date: 2011-10-24
    End date: 2012-07-11

Placebo
    Dosage: double blinded
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-08-01

Trazodone Hydrochloride
    Dosage: 100 mg, qhs
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2008-01-01

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: 150 mg qpm
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2008-01-01



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in

Reported by a physician from Switzerland on 2012-08-06

Patient:

Reactions: Product Quality Issue, Malaise, Urticaria, Feeling Hot, Headache

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-03

Patient: female

Reactions: Disturbance in Attention, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Niaspan
    Dosage: at bedtime
    Indication: Vitamin D Decreased
    Start date: 2012-06-01

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-06-01
    End date: 2012-06-17

Other drugs received by patient: Mirapex; Copaxone; Aspirin; Prozac; Crestor



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 68 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-03

Patient: 68 year old female, weighing 84.0 kg (184.8 pounds)

Reactions: Unresponsive To Stimuli, Serotonin Syndrome, Blood Pressure Decreased, Oxygen Saturation Decreased

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cymbalta
    Indication: Depression

Cymbalta
    Indication: Anxiety

Fentanyl
    Dosage: 100 mcg
    Indication: Anaesthesia

Ondansetron
    Dosage: 4 mg
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Paxil
    Indication: Anxiety

Paxil
    Indication: Depression

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Anxiety

Other drugs received by patient: Omeprazole; Lipitor; Multivitamin (Vigran); Hydromorphone Hydrochloride; Dyazide; Senna-Mint WAF; Unknown; Desflurane; Oxycodone HCL; Gabitril; Calcium Tabs (Calcium); Midazolam HCL; Propofol; Levothyroxine Sodium; Lisinopril; Fosamax; Clonazepam; Succinylcholine Chloride; Gabapentin; Fluodricortisone (Fludrocortisone)



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 50 year old male

Reported by a physician from Turkey on 2012-08-02

Patient: 50 year old male

Reactions: Oedema Peripheral, Venous Insufficiency, Pericardial Effusion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lithium Carbonate
    Dosage: 900mg per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-06-12
    End date: 2012-06-27

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: 150mg per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-05-14
    End date: 2012-06-27

Other drugs received by patient: Valproate Sodium; Seroquel



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-02

Patient: 55 year old female, weighing 63.5 kg (139.7 pounds)

Reactions: Convulsion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 42 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-02

Patient: 42 year old male, weighing 90.7 kg (199.6 pounds)

Reactions: Completed Suicide, GUN Shot Wound

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2011-08-25
    End date: 2011-09-08

Zoloft
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2011-08-25
    End date: 2011-09-08



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-02

Patient: male

Reactions: Chest Pain, Suicide Attempt, Myocardial Infarction, Tremor, Suicidal Ideation, Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Wellbutrin



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 68 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-31

Patient: 68 year old female, weighing 84.0 kg (184.8 pounds)

Reactions: Confusional State, Apnoeic Attack, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Hyperreflexia, Serotonin Syndrome, Oxygen Saturation Decreased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cymbalta
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Fentanyl
    Dosage: 50 mcg; 100 mcg
    Indication: Analgesic Therapy

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
    Dosage: 1 mg, 0.4 mg
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ondansetron 4 MG (Ondansetron Hydrochloride)
    Dosage: 4 mg
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Paxil
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Other drugs received by patient: Clonazepam; Oxycodone HCL; Gabapentin; Fosamax; Senna (Senna Alexabdruba); Calcium Tabs (Calcium); Levothyroxine Sodium; Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide (Dyazide); Fludrocortisone Acetate; Multi-Vitamin (Vigran); Omeprazole; Lisinopril; Lipitor; Gabitril



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Norway on 2012-07-31

Patient: female

Reactions: Supraventricular Tachycardia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Trialafon / 00023401 / (Trilafon-Perphenazine) (Not Specified)
    Dosage: (df oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-06-26
    End date: 2012-07-01

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: (df oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-06-26
    End date: 2012-07-01

Other drugs received by patient: Citalopram Hydrobromide; Oxazepam; Tramadol HCL; Levothyroxine Sodium



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Norway on 2012-07-30

Patient: female

Reactions: Suicide Attempt, Bruxism, Headache, Pain in JAW

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lamictal
    Dosage: 50mg per day
    Indication: Bipolar II Disorder
    Start date: 2012-06-12

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Bipolar II Disorder
    Start date: 2012-06-06



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Turkey on 2012-07-27

Patient: male

Reactions: Venous Insufficiency, Pericardial Effusion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lithium (Lithium-Lithium Salt)
    Dosage: (900 mg oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2012-06-12
    End date: 2012-06-27

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: (150 mg oral) ; (300 mg qd oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-05-21
    End date: 2012-06-27

Wellbutrin
    Dosage: (150 mg oral) ; (300 mg qd oral)
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-05-14
    End date: 2012-05-20

Other drugs received by patient: Valproate Sodium; Seroquel



Possible Wellbutrin side effects in 32 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-27

Patient: 32 year old female, weighing 158.8 kg (349.4 pounds)

Reactions: Malaise, Balance Disorder, Intentional Drug Misuse, Depression, Aggression

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Wellbutrin
    Indication: Depression

Other drugs received by patient: Abilify

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