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What could cause Parosmia for a 42-year old man?

This is a personalized study for a 42 year old male patient who has Bipolar Ii Disorder, Bipolar 2, Depression, Anxiety. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 24 male patients aged 42 (±5) who take the same drugs from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,989 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,450 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,211 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,837 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

What is the symptom

Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present) (latest reports from 13,966 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On May, 12, 2014: 24 males aged 39 (±5) who take Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal, Paxil, Xanax outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 39

Gender: male

Conditions: Bipolar Ii Disorder, Bipolar 2, Depression, Anxiety

Drugs taking:
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate): used for 1 - 6 months
- Lamictal (lamotrigine): used for 1 - 2 years
- Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride): used for 1 - 2 years
- Xanax (alprazolam): used for 2 - 5 years

Drug interactions have: severe parosmia

Comments from or about the patient: Parosmia (self-diagnosed through online research) began almost to the day of beginning lithium treatment. Neither ENT or Psychiatrist can figure out what to do.
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eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports
among males aged 39 (±5) who take the drugs
Parosmia (distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odours that are not present)2 (8.33%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

SymptomNumber of reports
among males aged 39 (±5) who have the condition, regardless of which drug is taken
Parosmia in Bipolar Ii Disorder1 (0.58%)
Parosmia in Bipolar 21 (0.58%)
Parosmia in Depression3 (0.04%)
Parosmia in Anxiety1 (0.03%)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effectNumber of reports
among males aged 39 (±5) who take the same drug
Parosmia in Lithium Carbonate1 (0.08%)
Parosmia in Lamictal1 (0.06%)
Parosmia in Paxil3 (0.11%)
Parosmia in Xanax1 (0.04%)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Lamictal is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Paxil is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Xanax is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaMental ImpairmentAngerNauseaParosmian/an/aWeight Increased
ChillsFlushingRestlessnessMental ImpairmentAgitation
Generalised ErythemaNauseaPersecutory DelusionPost-traumatic Stress DisorderPyrexia
Erythema MultiformePost-traumatic Stress DisorderIrritabilitySedationCardiac Arrest
Drug EruptionSerotonin SyndromeManiaParosmiaBlood Urea Increased
Stevens-johnson SyndromeSedationDepressed MoodSerotonin SyndromeLiver Fatty
Lymphocyte Stimulation Test PositiveDiarrhoeaImpulsive BehaviourFlushingComa Nec
EnanthemaDepressionAggressionDiarrhoeaSedation
Lip ErosionAngerNegative ThoughtsAsperger's DisorderKetoacidosis
NasopharyngitisAmnesiaSomnolenceAngerAggression

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- group for people who take Lithium Carbonate and have Parosmia
- group for people who take Lamictal and have Parosmia
- group for people who take Paxil and have Parosmia
- group for people who take Xanax and have Parosmia
- group for people who have Parosmia and Bipolar Ii Disorder
- group for people who have Parosmia and Bipolar 2
- group for people who have Parosmia and Depression
- group for people who have Parosmia and Anxiety
- group for people who have Anxiety
- group for people who have Bipolar 2
- group for people who have Bipolar Ii Disorder
- group for people who have Depression
- group for people who have Parosmia
- group for people who take Lamictal
- group for people who take Lithium Carbonate
- group for people who take Paxil
- group for people who take Xanax

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