Review: taking Lithium carbonate and Prozac together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lithium carbonate and Prozac together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lithium carbonate and Prozac. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,096 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 17,787 users)

Prozac

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 55,555 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

1,096 people who take Lithium Carbonate, Prozac are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lithium carbonate and Prozac drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lithium Carbonate:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.0% - (6 of 14 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 50.0% - (6 of 12 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 63.0% - (7 of 11 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 85.0% - (6 of 7 people)
  • 10+ years: 64.0% - (9 of 14 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Prozac:
  • < 1 month: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.0% - (1 of 11 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 64.0% - (9 of 14 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.0% - (4 of 13 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 80.0% - (8 of 10 people)
  • 10+ years: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lithium Carbonate:
  • female: 59.0% - (31 of 52 people)
  • male: 33.0% - (8 of 24 people)
Prozac:
  • female: 57.0% - (31 of 54 people)
  • male: 26.0% - (6 of 23 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 7 people)
  • 20-29: 83.0% - (10 of 12 people)
  • 30-39: 45.0% - (9 of 20 people)
  • 40-49: 56.0% - (9 of 16 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (8 of 16 people)
  • 60+: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
Prozac:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 20-29: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • 30-39: 68.0% - (13 of 19 people)
  • 40-49: 29.0% - (5 of 17 people)
  • 50-59: 40.0% - (6 of 15 people)
  • 60+: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • suicidal ideation
  • alcohol interaction
  • death
  • intentional self-injury
  • pyrexia
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • agitation aggravated
  • fainting
1 - 6 months:
  • suicidal ideation
  • cholelithiasis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • memory impairment
  • pain
  • tardive dyskinesia
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • acne
  • diarrhea
  • dissociation
6 - 12 months:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • emotional distress
  • injury
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • alcoholic liver disease
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • chest discomfort
1 - 2 years:
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • bacterial infection
  • bladder disorder
  • fungal infection
  • gastric ulcer
  • hysterectomy
  • inflammation
  • pain
  • headache
  • abdominal pain
2 - 5 years:
  • weight increased
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • paranoia
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • heart rate irregular
  • hypoaesthesia
  • oedema peripheral
5 - 10 years:
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • acid reflux
  • anxiety, apprehension, feeling uptight, jitters, stress, stress and anxiety, tension
  • depression suicidal
  • diabetes mellitus
  • high blood cholesterol
  • intentional self-injury
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • panic attack
  • paranoia
10+ years:
  • anxiety
  • air swallowing
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • depression
  • increased tendency to bruise
  • loss of sensation, numbness and tingling, paresthesias, sensory loss, tingling and numbness
  • acute psychosis
  • agitation
  • confusional state
not specified:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • suicidal ideation
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • depression
  • suicide attempt
  • vision blurred
  • tremor

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • nausea
  • headache
  • suicidal ideation
  • pain
  • depression
  • tremor
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
male:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • vision blurred
  • suicide attempt
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • liver function test abnormal
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • chest pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • agitation neonatal
  • apgar score low
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • drug exposure during pregnancy
  • foetal growth retardation
  • infantile apnoeic attack
  • neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • premature baby
  • pulmonary embolism
2-9:
  • bipolar disorder
  • electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  • insomnia
  • left ventricular hypertrophy
10-19:
  • aggression
  • suicide attempt
  • agitation
  • drug withdrawal syndrome
  • irritability
  • thinking abnormal
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • hostility
  • paranoia
20-29:
  • suicidal ideation
  • vision blurred
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight increased
  • suicide attempt
  • headache
  • paranoia
  • drug abuse
  • asthenia
  • abdominal pain
30-39:
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • pain
  • diabetes mellitus
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • suicidal ideation
  • vision blurred
  • headache
  • drug dependence
40-49:
  • diabetes mellitus
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • weight increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • liver function test abnormal
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • diarrhoea haemorrhagic
  • nausea
  • obesity
50-59:
  • tremor
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • anxiety
  • rash
  • somnolence
  • diabetes mellitus
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • insomnia
  • nervousness
60+:
  • fall
  • asthenia
  • pneumonia
  • weight decreased
  • therapeutic agent toxicity
  • tremor
  • blood creatinine increased
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • cardio-respiratory arrest
  • dehydration

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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