Review: taking Bupropion hydrochloride and Lithium carbonate together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Bupropion hydrochloride and Lithium carbonate together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Bupropion hydrochloride and Lithium carbonate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,254 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Bupropion Hydrochloride

Bupropion hydrochloride has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Bupropion hydrochloride 6,623 users)

Lithium Carbonate

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 15,550 users)

On Jul, 28, 2016

1,254 people who take Bupropion Hydrochloride, Lithium Carbonate are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Bupropion hydrochloride and Lithium carbonate drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Bupropion Hydrochloride:
  • < 1 month: 35.0% - (5 of 14 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.0% - (5 of 21 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.0% - (2 of 19 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 32.0% - (8 of 25 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 38.0% - (15 of 39 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 45.0% - (11 of 24 people)
  • 10+ years: 43.0% - (7 of 16 people)
  • not specified: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
Lithium Carbonate:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 11 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.0% - (6 of 19 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 62.0% - (5 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 41.0% - (12 of 29 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 58.0% - (20 of 34 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 48.0% - (13 of 27 people)
  • 10+ years: 60.0% - (15 of 25 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Bupropion Hydrochloride:
  • female: 32.0% - (36 of 111 people)
  • male: 36.0% - (18 of 50 people)
Lithium Carbonate:
  • female: 43.0% - (46 of 106 people)
  • male: 51.0% - (25 of 49 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Bupropion Hydrochloride:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 47.0% - (16 of 34 people)
  • 30-39: 17.0% - (7 of 40 people)
  • 40-49: 41.0% - (22 of 53 people)
  • 50-59: 19.0% - (4 of 21 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
Lithium Carbonate:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 20-29: 67.0% - (23 of 34 people)
  • 30-39: 40.0% - (16 of 40 people)
  • 40-49: 41.0% - (21 of 51 people)
  • 50-59: 36.0% - (7 of 19 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (4 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • weight increased
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • bipolar disorder
  • pericardial effusion
  • tremor
  • anger
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
1 - 6 months:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • hepatitis c
  • tremor
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • hyperglycaemia
  • memory impairment
  • pericardial effusion
  • acne
6 - 12 months:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • bacterial infection
  • bladder disorder
  • fungal infection
  • gastric ulcer
  • hysterectomy
  • inflammation
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • anxiety
1 - 2 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • memory impairment
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • dizziness
  • pancreatitis acute
  • rash
  • tremor
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • heart palpitations
2 - 5 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypoglycaemia
  • tremor
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • altered state of consciousness
  • diabetic coma
  • headache
  • hypersomnia
5 - 10 years:
  • abdominal pain diagnosis
  • burning feet syndrome
  • ibs
  • joint instability
  • loss of sensation, numbness and tingling, paresthesias, sensory loss, tingling and numbness
  • muscle aches
  • skin discoloration - bluish
  • memory impairment
  • confusion
  • confusional state
10+ years:
  • fainting
  • memory impairment
  • numbness and tingling
  • itchiness
  • progressive renal failure
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • hypertension
  • libido decreased
  • migraine aggravated
  • short-term memory loss
not specified:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • tremor
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • fatigue
  • suicidal ideation
  • tremor
  • diarrhoea
male:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • tremor
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • obesity
  • drug ineffective
  • hyperglycaemia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • suicide attempt
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • balance disorder
  • bradycardia
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • convulsion
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • diabetic complication
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
2-9:
  • bipolar i disorder
  • hormone level nos abnormal
10-19:
  • suicidal ideation
  • agitation
  • feeling abnormal
  • suicide attempt
  • depression
  • hallucination
  • impulsive behaviour
  • mood swings
  • overdose
  • personality disorder
20-29:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • tremor
  • depression
  • pyrexia
  • insomnia
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • hyperglycaemia
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • dizziness
30-39:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • nausea
  • obesity
  • hyperglycaemia
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • fatigue
40-49:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • nausea
  • depression
  • weight increased
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • memory impairment
  • suicidal ideation
50-59:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • weight increased
  • insomnia
  • tremor
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • fall
  • suicide attempt
60+:
  • tremor
  • diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • drug ineffective
  • nausea
  • suicidal ideation
  • death
  • fall
  • metabolic encephalopathy

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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