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Lithium Carbonate vs Seroquel Xr, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 22

This is personalized comparison of Lithium Carbonate vs Seroquel Xr for a male aged 22. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,044 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Seroquel xr (latest outcomes from 9,501 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

On Nov, 11, 2014: 2,356 male patients aged 18 who take the same drugs are studied in Lithium Carbonate vs Seroquel Xr

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male18Bipolar Disorder

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lithium Carbonate lithium carbonatePfizer
Seroquel Xr quetiapine fumarateAstrazeneca

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 18 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lithium Carbonate (Pfizer)Seroquel Xr (Astrazeneca)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Aggression
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Overdose
Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Pyrexia (fever)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Drug IneffectiveWeight Increased
AggressionSuicidal Ideation
Suicide AttemptNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
IrritabilityDepression
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lithium Carbonate (Pfizer)Seroquel Xr (Astrazeneca)
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)Acanthosis Nigricans (skin disease-dark warlike patches in the body folds)
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Decubitus Ulcer (a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it)Short-term Memory Loss
Thermal Burn (burn by heat)Long-term Memory Loss
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusCerebral Palsy
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone)
OverdoseMuscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Pneumonitis (inflammation of the walls of the alveoli in the lungs)Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lithium Carbonate9.09%29.09%25.45%23.64%12.73%
Seroquel Xr9.62%30.13%35.90%14.74%9.62%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Seroquel Xr (quetiapine fumarate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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