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Review: taking Lithium Carbonate and Lamictal together

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 1,828 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

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On Apr, 7, 2015: 1,828 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 effective46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
38.24%
(13 of 34 people)
29.63%
(8 of 27 people)
42.86%
(12 of 28 people)
55.56%
(30 of 54 people)
55.81%
(24 of 43 people)
63.46%
(33 of 52 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Lamictal is effective10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
20.00%
(4 of 20 people)
45.83%
(11 of 24 people)
45.71%
(16 of 35 people)
48.31%
(43 of 89 people)
50.91%
(28 of 55 people)
55.56%
(10 of 18 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lithium Carbonate is effective49.09%
(81 of 165 people)
51.16%
(44 of 86 people)
Lamictal is effective44.79%
(73 of 163 people)
43.82%
(39 of 89 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/an/a31.25%
(5 of 16 people)
29.58%
(21 of 71 people)
40.21%
(39 of 97 people)
28.71%
(29 of 101 people)
19.80%
(20 of 101 people)
29.73%
(11 of 37 people)
Lamictal is effectiven/an/a41.18%
(7 of 17 people)
30.88%
(21 of 68 people)
26.67%
(28 of 105 people)
28.70%
(31 of 108 people)
17.35%
(17 of 98 people)
29.03%
(9 of 31 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaPyrexiaRestlessnessSuicidal IdeationNauseaDepressionDepressionRash
RashRashHypogammaglobulinaemiaSuicide AttemptHeadacheBone PainAnxietyPyrexia
Drug EruptionC-reactive Protein IncreasedAnxietyOverdoseDeliriumAnxietyStressNausea
Stevens-johnson SyndromeDrug EruptionDiplopiaHypothyroidismInflammationRenal FailureOsteonecrosisDepression
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDrug IneffectiveAnaemiaBack PainWeight GainHypokalaemiaWeight Increased
Rash GeneralisedDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic SymptomsVision BlurredType 2 Diabetes MellitusChillsRenal DisorderOsteopeniaVomiting
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedMuscle SpasmsDiabetes MellitusAtaxiaMalnutritionPelvic PainAnxiety
ErythemaNauseaTremorPyrexiaManiaTooth DisorderUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionInsomnia
C-reactive Protein IncreasedBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedPain In ExtremityRashSedationBone DisorderFallMania
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedRash GeneralisedRash GeneralisedDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusTooth ExtractionBlood Potassium DecreasedHeadache

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

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

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 IncreasedDepressionSuicidal IdeationPyrexiaWeight IncreasedDizzinessDepression
AmnesiaAbnormal Behaviour NosBipolar DisorderNauseaInsomniaInsomniaTremorErythema
AngerAkathisiaDrug EruptionTremorManiaAnxietyWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
AgitationManiaAnxietyRashDiabetes MellitusWeight IncreasedC-reactive Protein Increased
Educational ProblemHeadacheMalaiseType 2 Diabetes MellitusFatigueSuicidal IdeationAnxiety
HostilityAggressionWeight IncreasedAbdominal PainHeadacheInsomniaDrug Eruption

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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