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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 1,820 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 has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 16,053 users)

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 40,599 users)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 1,820 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)
54.76%
(23 of 42 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)
44.12%
(15 of 34 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 IdeationNauseaDepressionDepressionRash
RashRashHypogammaglobulinaemiaAnaemiaHeadacheBone PainAnxietyPyrexia
Drug EruptionC-reactive Protein IncreasedAnxietyHypothyroidismDeliriumAnxietyStressNausea
Stevens-johnson SyndromeDrug EruptionDiplopiaDiabetes MellitusInflammationRenal FailureOsteonecrosisDepression
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedNauseaDrug IneffectiveSuicide AttemptBack PainWeight GainHypokalaemiaWeight Increased
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsVision BlurredType 2 Diabetes MellitusChillsRenal DisorderOsteopeniaVomiting
Rash GeneralisedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedMuscle SpasmsOverdoseAtaxiaMalnutritionPelvic PainAnxiety
ErythemaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedTremorRashManiaTooth DisorderUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionInsomnia
C-reactive Protein IncreasedBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedPain In ExtremityPyrexiaSedationBone DisorderFallMania
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedManiaRash GeneralisedDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusDry MouthBlood Potassium DecreasedHeadache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lithium Carbonate is effective48.43%
(77 of 159 people)
51.16%
(44 of 86 people)
Lamictal is effective45.22%
(71 of 157 people)
43.82%
(39 of 89 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
RashPyrexia
NauseaRash
PyrexiaNausea
DepressionVomiting
AnxietyPruritus
Weight IncreasedFatigue
DiarrhoeaWeight Increased
HeadacheDepression
VomitingInsomnia
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)
39.58%
(38 of 96 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)
26.92%
(28 of 104 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
AngerAkathisiaAnxietyRashManiaAnxietyWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
AgitationManiaDrug EruptionTremorInsomniaWeight 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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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can i take garcinia cambogia while taking adderall, lithium, latuda
    I would like to start taking Garcinia Cambogia diet supplement colon cleansing regimen but I don't know if I can on these medications or not. Please help?
  • Can my wife who is on seizure medication lamictal take moringa oleifera?
    I also take methadone was wondering if a I could use morning a oleifera
  • Will the shaking stop or get worse
    Why do I shake and why must I take Epilizine as well
  • Can lamictal cause false positive pcp drug screen (1 answer)
    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 and both say Lamictal cannot cause false positive. So I searched internet and have found it can cause false positive PCP results? I know I have never taken PCP.
  • Does/can inulin (chicory root extract) interact with lithium?
    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 the probiotic -- (includes chicory root) with my daily medication -- namely lithium or will there be a drug interaction between them or increase/decrease of my lithium blood level? Thank you!

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  • Is it possible to develop a gluten intolerance from one or a combination of the above medications?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

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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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