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Review: taking Bupropion and Lithium Carbonate together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Bupropion and Lithium Carbonate together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Bupropion and Lithium Carbonate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,226 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 6, 2015: 1,226 people who take Bupropion Hydrochloride, Lithium Carbonate are studied

Bupropion Hydrochloride, Lithium Carbonate outcomes

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

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Bupropion Hydrochloride is effective41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
(4 of 18 people)
(2 of 15 people)
(8 of 21 people)
(13 of 34 people)
(9 of 15 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Lithium Carbonate is effective0.00%
(0 of 10 people)
(6 of 17 people)
(5 of 8 people)
(10 of 23 people)
(17 of 28 people)
(10 of 17 people)
(13 of 19 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Bupropion Hydrochloride is effective39.02%
(32 of 82 people)
(13 of 43 people)
Lithium Carbonate is effective48.15%
(39 of 81 people)
(22 of 42 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Bupropion Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(14 of 41 people)
(7 of 75 people)
(17 of 58 people)
(4 of 25 people)
(3 of 10 people)
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(21 of 45 people)
(13 of 62 people)
(17 of 61 people)
(7 of 20 people)
(3 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusGait AbnormalHypertensionDiabetes Mellitus
NauseaSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationPancreatitis AcuteDiabetes MellitusDrug ToxicityLibido DecreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Weight IncreasedDiabetes MellitusInflammationDiabetes MellitusHypoglycaemiaDehydrationDiarrhoeaDepression
Pericardial EffusionPericardial EffusionGastric UlcerWeight IncreasedAltered State Of ConsciousnessConfusional StateProgressive Renal FailureWeight Increased
Bipolar DisorderHepatitis CBladder DisorderParanoiaTremorSchizoaffective DisorderDiabetes MellitusNausea
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusMemory ImpairmentHysterectomyTardive DyskinesiaNauseaLethargyConstipation AggravatedAnxiety
Suicide AttemptBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBacterial InfectionDizzinessMemory ImpairmentParanoiaAkathisiaTremor
AngerDepressionFungal InfectionSuicide AttemptOsteoporosisPsychomotor HyperactivityDissociationSuicidal Ideation
Oedema PeripheralHyperglycaemiaHeadacheBlood Glucose IncreasedHypersomniaCondition AggravatedAnxiety AggravatedFatigue
Venous InsufficiencyOedema PeripheralDiabetes MellitusDrug IneffectiveVomitingMemory ImpairmentDiabetic NeuropathyInsomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

NauseaDiabetes Mellitus
DepressionType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes MellitusWeight Increased
Weight IncreasedDepression
Suicidal IdeationDrug Ineffective
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal Ideation
DiarrhoeaBlood Cholesterol Increased

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Type 2 Diabetes MellitusHormone Level Nos AbnormalSuicidal IdeationDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusTremor
Suicide AttemptBipolar I DisorderAgitationDepressionDiabetes MellitusNauseaDiabetes MellitusDepression
HypotensionFeeling AbnormalTremorNauseaDepressionInsomniaDiabetes Mellitus
Diabetic ComplicationSuicide AttemptPyrexiaBlood Cholesterol IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedNausea
HyponatraemiaDepressionInsomniaDiabetic KetoacidosisWeight IncreasedTremorAnxiety
Nervous System DisorderOverdoseDizzinessObesityFatiguePainDrug Ineffective
DyspnoeaPersonality DisorderHyperglycaemiaHyperglycaemiaAnxietyAnxietySuicidal Ideation
Pancreatitis AcuteSelf MutilationWeight IncreasedNeuroleptic Malignant SyndromeSuicidal IdeationNeuropathy PeripheralDeath
TremorImpulsive BehaviourGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseFatigueBlood Cholesterol IncreasedDepressionMetabolic Encephalopathy
Renal ImpairmentMood SwingsVomitingWeight IncreasedMemory ImpairmentChest PainVomiting

* 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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