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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 reports of 1,223 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Bupropion hydrochloride (what 6,641 Bupropion Hydrochloride users reported?) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is used in depression.

Lithium carbonate (what 16,007 Lithium Carbonate users reported?) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is used in bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 1,223 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 17 people)
(2 of 15 people)
(8 of 20 people)
(13 of 33 people)
(9 of 15 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Lithium Carbonate is effective0.00%
(0 of 10 people)
(6 of 16 people)
(4 of 7 people)
(10 of 23 people)
(17 of 27 people)
(10 of 17 people)
(13 of 19 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusDiabetes MellitusGait AbnormalHypertensionDiabetes Mellitus
NauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusDrug ToxicityLibido DecreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Weight IncreasedDiabetes MellitusInflammationPancreatitis AcuteHypoglycaemiaDehydrationDiarrhoeaDepression
Pericardial EffusionHepatitis CBacterial InfectionDiabetes MellitusTremorConfusional StateProgressive Renal FailureWeight Increased
Bipolar DisorderPericardial EffusionHysterectomyOverdoseAltered State Of ConsciousnessSchizoaffective DisorderDiabetes MellitusNausea
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusTremorGastric UlcerParanoiaSuicide AttemptLethargyConstipation AggravatedAnxiety
Suicide AttemptBlood Cholesterol IncreasedBladder DisorderTardive DyskinesiaWeight DecreasedParanoiaAkathisiaTremor
AngerMemory ImpairmentFungal InfectionSuicidal IdeationWeight IncreasedPsychomotor HyperactivityDissociationSuicidal Ideation
Oedema PeripheralHyperglycaemiaDiabetes MellitusBlood Glucose IncreasedHypersomniaCondition AggravatedAnxiety AggravatedFatigue
Venous InsufficiencyDepressionHeadacheDrug IneffectiveMemory ImpairmentMemory ImpairmentDiabetic NeuropathyInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Bupropion Hydrochloride is effective40.00%
(32 of 80 people)
(13 of 42 people)
Lithium Carbonate is effective48.10%
(38 of 79 people)
(22 of 41 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

NauseaDiabetes Mellitus
DepressionType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes MellitusWeight Increased
Weight IncreasedDepression
Suicidal IdeationSuicidal Ideation
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDrug Ineffective
DiarrhoeaBlood Cholesterol Increased

Drug effectiveness by age :

Bupropion Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(14 of 41 people)
(7 of 73 people)
(17 of 53 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 60 people)
(16 of 56 people)
(7 of 20 people)
(3 of 6 people)

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 DisorderOverdoseDizzinessHyperglycaemiaFatiguePainDrug Ineffective
DyspnoeaPersonality DisorderHyperglycaemiaObesityAnxietyAnxietySuicidal 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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Complete drug side effects:

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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