Review: taking Lithium carbonate and Paroxetine together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lithium carbonate and Paroxetine together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lithium carbonate and Paroxetine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,015 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Lithium Carbonate

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 16,363 users)

Paroxetine

Paroxetine has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paroxetine 26,465 users)

On Aug, 20, 2016

1,015 people who take Lithium Carbonate, Paroxetine are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lithium carbonate and Paroxetine drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lithium Carbonate:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 75.0% - (3 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Paroxetine:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 10+ years: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lithium Carbonate:
  • female: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • male: 71.0% - (5 of 7 people)
Paroxetine:
  • female: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • male: 28.0% - (2 of 7 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lithium Carbonate:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 40-49: 81.0% - (9 of 11 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Paroxetine:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (5 of 10 people)
  • 50-59: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • aggression
  • pyrexia
  • tremor
  • fall
  • hallucination, auditory
  • nausea
  • oropharyngeal pain
1 - 6 months:
  • apathy
  • completed suicide
  • self esteem decreased
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • bone disorder
  • malnutrition
  • renal failure
  • tooth disorder
  • tooth loss
6 - 12 months:
  • apathy
  • completed suicide
  • self esteem decreased
  • anxiety
  • abasia
  • anger
  • asthenia
  • hyponatraemia
  • tremor
  • aggression
1 - 2 years:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • suicidal ideation
  • coeliac disease
  • dyspnoea
  • insomnia
  • obsessive thoughts
  • arthritis
2 - 5 years:
  • depression
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • suicidal ideation
  • cardiac murmur
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • staphylococcal infection
  • aggression
  • bicuspid aortic valve
  • cardiac failure congestive
5 - 10 years:
  • bone disorder
  • bone pain
  • frequent or urgent urination
  • malnutrition
  • renal disorder
  • renal failure
  • tooth disorder
  • tooth extraction
  • tooth loss
  • anxiety
10+ years:
  • goodpasture's syndrome
  • insomnia
  • renal failure acute
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • sleep
  • somnolence
  • abdominal pain upper
  • amenorrhoea
not specified:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • weight increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • suicide attempt
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • tremor

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • nausea
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • suicide attempt
  • tremor
  • dizziness
male:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • anxiety
  • aggression
  • drug ineffective
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • tremor
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • fall
  • haematochezia
  • hepatitis c
  • suicide attempt
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
2-9:
  • agitation
  • akathisia
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • dyskinesia
  • dyspnoea
  • extrapyramidal disorder
  • feeling jittery
  • hypertension
  • logorrhoea
10-19:
  • agitation
  • suicidal ideation
  • suicide attempt
  • depression
  • drug ineffective
  • feeling abnormal
  • mood swings
  • aggression
  • psychotic disorder
  • abnormal dreams
20-29:
  • suicidal ideation
  • aggression
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • suicide attempt
  • mania
  • anxiety
  • vision blurred
  • nausea
  • constipation
30-39:
  • weight increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation
  • anxiety
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • suicide attempt
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • bipolar disorder
  • depression
40-49:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • anger
  • depression
  • weight increased
  • suicidal ideation
  • fatigue
  • suicide attempt
  • back pain
50-59:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • apathy
  • pyrexia
  • depression
  • fall
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • diarrhoea
60+:
  • tremor
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • drug ineffective
  • malnutrition
  • oral pain
  • renal disorder
  • renal failure
  • bone disorder
  • bone pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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