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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 1,821 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 16,062 Lithium carbonate users)

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,616 Lamictal users)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 1,821 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
Drug EruptionStevens-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
AngerAkathisiaAnxietyTremorManiaAnxietyWhite Blood Cell Count Increased
AgitationManiaDrug EruptionRashInsomniaWeight IncreasedC-reactive Protein Increased
Educational ProblemHeadacheMalaiseType 2 Diabetes MellitusType 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationAnxiety
HostilityAggressionWeight IncreasedAbdominal PainSpeech DisorderInsomniaDrug Eruption

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • 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.....
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