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Review: Lithium Carbonate and Lamictal

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lithium Carbonate and Lamictal. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,819 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,044 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

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Lamictal (latest outcomes from 40,571 users) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

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On Oct, 30, 2014: 1,819 people who take Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Lamictal outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate)
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lithium Carbonate is effective41.67%
(5 of 12 people)
37.50%
(12 of 32 people)
29.63%
(8 of 27 people)
42.31%
(11 of 26 people)
55.56%
(30 of 54 people)
56.10%
(23 of 41 people)
63.46%
(33 of 52 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Lamictal is effective10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
22.22%
(4 of 18 people)
47.83%
(11 of 23 people)
45.45%
(15 of 33 people)
48.86%
(43 of 88 people)
50.00%
(27 of 54 people)
55.56%
(10 of 18 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaPyrexiaRestlessnessSuicidal IdeationNauseaBone PainDepressionRash
RashRashHypogammaglobulinaemiaSuicide AttemptHeadacheDepressionAnxietyPyrexia
Drug EruptionC-reactive Protein IncreasedAnxietyOverdoseDeliriumMalnutritionStressNausea
Stevens-johnson SyndromeDrug EruptionDiplopiaHypothyroidismInflammationWeight GainOsteonecrosisDepression
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedNauseaDrug IneffectiveAnaemiaBack PainRenal DisorderHypokalaemiaWeight Increased
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsVision BlurredType 2 Diabetes MellitusChillsRenal FailureOsteopeniaVomiting
Rash GeneralisedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedMuscle SpasmsDiabetes MellitusAtaxiaTooth LossPelvic PainAnxiety
ErythemaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedTremorPyrexiaManiaTooth ExtractionUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionInsomnia
C-reactive Protein IncreasedBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedPain In ExtremityRashSedationTooth DisorderFallMania
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedManiaRash GeneralisedDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyBlood Potassium DecreasedHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lithium Carbonate is effective48.73%
(77 of 158 people)
51.16%
(44 of 86 people)
Lamictal is effective45.51%
(71 of 156 people)
43.82%
(39 of 89 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
RashPyrexia
NauseaRash
PyrexiaNausea
DepressionVomiting
AnxietyPruritus
Weight IncreasedFatigue
DiarrhoeaWeight Increased
HeadacheDepression
Drug EruptionInsomnia
DizzinessStevens-johnson Syndrome

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/an/a31.25%
(5 of 16 people)
29.41%
(20 of 68 people)
43.18%
(38 of 88 people)
27.55%
(27 of 98 people)
19.80%
(20 of 101 people)
29.73%
(11 of 37 people)
Lamictal is effectiven/an/a41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
32.31%
(21 of 65 people)
29.17%
(28 of 96 people)
27.62%
(29 of 105 people)
17.35%
(17 of 98 people)
29.03%
(9 of 31 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
SwellingParanoiaRashRashNauseaRashPyrexiaRash
Weight IncreasedAggressionWeight IncreasedPyrexiaVomitingDepressionRashPyrexia
Ill-defined DisorderHallucination, AuditorySuicidal IdeationStevens-johnson SyndromeDiarrhoeaNauseaDepressionFall
AnorexiaSuicidal IdeationPyrexiaPruritusAnxietyPyrexiaHeadacheStevens-johnson Syndrome
ParaesthesiaWeight IncreasedDepressionNauseaPyrexiaWeight IncreasedDizzinessDepression
AmnesiaAbnormal Behaviour NosBipolar DisorderSuicidal IdeationInsomniaDiabetes MellitusTremorErythema
AngerAkathisiaAnxietyTremorManiaAnxietyWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
AgitationManiaDrug EruptionRashInsomniaWeight IncreasedC-reactive Protein Increased
Educational ProblemHeadacheMalaiseAbdominal PainType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationAnxiety
HostilityAggressionWeight IncreasedType 2 Diabetes MellitusSpeech DisorderInsomniaDrug Eruption

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Lithium Carbonate and Lamictal?

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Will the shaking stop or get worse
    (Asked by a 18 year old girl who has Bipolar Disorder, and takes Lithium Carbonate)
    Why do I shake and why must I take Epilizine as well

  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen
    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Epilepsy, and takes Lamictal Xr)
    I had a rapid urine drug screen for new employment and it shows positive for PCP. I have never taken or even seen PCP. I am so embarrassed and mortified. Needless to say my urine has been sent to a lab to see if it can rule out false positive results. I called my neurologist and my Pharmacist an ...

  • Does/can inulin (chicory root extract) interact with lithium?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Any Drug Interaction Between Lithium 600 Mg Daily With Chicory Root Extract (200 Mg) In Probiotic With Lactobacillus GG?, and takes Lactobacillus GG, Chicory Inulin, Lithium Carbonate, Synthroid, Prilosec, Levofloxacin, Amoxicillin)
    I am taking all these antibiotics for 14 days to get rid of the H Pylori bacteria in my stomach. I want to replace the good bacteria lost and avoid diahhrea by taking a probiotic daily. However, I have noticed the use of inulin (chicory root extract) in the probiotic. I need to know if I can take th ...

  • I take lithium carbonate however however lithium orostat sounds much safer and beneficial to health a low dose but absorbed better dr. wont prescribe it because of nt enough research
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Depression From Lifes Events Last A Long Time I Have Had To Go To Hospital, and takes Lithium Carbonate )
    Its just that i dont get over sad times in my life Twice i had to go to hospital with deep depression and now i have been put on lithium so that i dont have a relapse and i think that lithium stimulates the serotonin that the body cant make up when in depression mode i think that is why i stay depre ...

  • Effects taking lamictal abilify and pristiq
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Blackouts Seizure, Bipolar Disorder, and takes Abilify, Lamictal, Pristiq)
    Although I take these three drugs I am still experiencing symptoms of lethargy, lack of appetite Are these symptoms perhaps side effects of these grubs?

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  • Lamotrigine and indigestion
    (Posted by a 54 year old woman who has Indigestion,constipation, and takes Lamotrigine)
    I started taking Lamotrigine about a month or two ago. I think it has alleviated my depression somewhat but it has also been causing me pretty severe gastric and intestinal problems. I wake up every morning with indigestion/ and pressure in my stomach, I also have constipation I have gone several da ...

  • Severe night sweats and hot flashes with cymbalta?
    (Posted by a 25 year old woman who has Night Sweats, Hot Flashes, and takes Lamictal, Cymbalta)
    I am 24 years old and I have been having severe night sweats for about the last 2 and a half years. I have been on Cymbalta for about 4 and a half years. These night sweats are so severe that I typically wake up 2-4 times a night drenched in sweat where I have to change the sheets, get a new blanket ...

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    (Posted by a 45 year old man who has Social, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Ii Disorder, ADHD, and takes Trazodone Hydrochloride, Ziprasidone Hydrochloride, Lamotrigine, Dextroamphetamine Sulfate)
    Started drug 2 months ago and have seen an improvement in my focus. Ziprosidone for my depression causes me to get dead tired by 7 pm. Once I started taking Dextroamphetamine I started having insomnia 2 times a week. I think I would rather sleep early than stay up all night and then try and stay a ...

  • Seizure disorder med problems
    (Posted by a 53 year old woman who has Flaxseed Oil, Daily Vitamin, Dry Heaves, Dizziness, Nausea, Chills, Sinus Headache, Nightmares - Repeated, and takes Ginger, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Topiramate, Lamotrigine)
    Velafaxine 150 mg. 1 per day. In process of switching from Topiramate 50 mg. 1 pill in morning & one at night (going off of this because of kidney stones) Was on this medication approximately 10 years. Lamotrigine 2 25mg pills in morning and 2 - 25 mg. pills at night. On the 3rd day of ...

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Lamictal (lamotrigine) 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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