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Review: Bupropion and Lithium Carbonate

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Bupropion and Lithium Carbonate. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,112 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

On Mar, 31, 2014: 1,112 people who reported to have interactions when taking Bupropion Hydrochloride, Lithium Carbonate are studied

Trend of Bupropion Hydrochloride, Lithium Carbonate's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (5967334)

Drug combinations in study:
- Bupropion Hydrochloride (bupropion hydrochloride)
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Bupropion Hydrochloride, Lithium Carbonate:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)540
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus434
Anxiety323
Weight Increased261
Depression253
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)248
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)207
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)199
Suicidal Ideation192
Insomnia (sleeplessness)176

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Bupropion Hydrochloride, Lithium Carbonate:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus60
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)39
Memory Impairment25
Weight Increased25
Blood Cholesterol Increased23
Hypertension (high blood pressure)23
Lethargy (tiredness)16
Suicide Attempt16
Diabetic Neuropathy (neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus)14
Weight Decreased12

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Bupropion Hydrochloride0.00%7.41%51.85%37.04%3.70%
Lithium Carbonate0.00%17.86%25.00%39.29%17.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder
  2. Depression
  3. Anxiety
  4. Sleep disorder
  5. Bipolar i disorder

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel
  2. Wellbutrin
  3. Zyprexa
  4. Risperdal
  5. Bupropion hcl

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Bupropion Hydrochloride (bupropion hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) 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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Comments from related studies:

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  • Stoping topamax. Have not started Lithium yet.

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  • I've had teeth grinding for several weeks.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Was taking all three. Can there be any interactions with taking these three medications together

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