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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.

On Jan, 29, 2014: 2,310 people 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)
IrritabilitySomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Suicide Attempt

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)
Odd Thoughts, Heavyness In BodyShort-term Memory Loss
Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)Long-term Memory Loss
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)Acanthosis Nigricans (skin disease-dark warlike patches in the body folds)
Decubitus Ulcer (a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Thermal Burn (burn by heat)Cerebral Palsy
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusMuscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)
Triglyceride LevelDystonia (abnormal muscle tone)
Itchy Rash At Multiple Sites, Circular Without A Defined BorderClub Foot Developed At Age 12
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lithium Carbonate (Pfizer)Seroquel Xr (Astrazeneca)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Aggression
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)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
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
Suicide AttemptAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Drug Interaction NosSuicide Attempt

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)
Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Odd Thoughts, Heavyness In BodyLong-term Memory Loss
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Acanthosis Nigricans (skin disease-dark warlike patches in the body folds)
Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)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)Muscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDystonia (abnormal muscle tone)
Thermal Burn (burn by heat)Short-term Memory Loss
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)Cerebral Palsy
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Club Foot Developed At Age 12
DizzinessType 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Related topic: Bipolar Disorder, Lithium Carbonate, Seroquel Xr

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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.

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