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Review: Lithium Carbonate and Prozac





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lithium Carbonate and Prozac. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 967 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)

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Prozac 42,273 users)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 967 people who take Lithium Carbonate, Prozac are studied

Lithium Carbonate, Prozac outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate)
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lithium Carbonate is effective0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
40.00%
(6 of 15 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
85.71%
(6 of 7 people)
58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Prozac is effective50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
66.67%
(10 of 15 people)
30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
75.00%
(6 of 8 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeSuicidal IdeationAnxietyPainDyspnoeaSomnolenceAnxietyDiabetes Mellitus
Suicidal IdeationPainPainHysterectomyDizzinessTremorMuscle SpasmsSuicide Attempt
NauseaDiabetes MellitusPanic AttackInflammationHeadacheRashYawningNausea
Alcohol InteractionCholelithiasisNauseaFungal InfectionMuscle SpasmsNervousnessHeadacheSuicidal Ideation
Intentional Self-injuryInsomniaLiver Function Test AbnormalGastric UlcerWeight IncreasedVentricular TachycardiaMalaiseDepression
SyncopeAbdominal PainIll-defined DisorderBladder DisorderAppendicitisSexual DysfunctionSwelling FaceVision Blurred
AgitationFatigueHepatomegalyType 2 Diabetes MellitusCervical DysplasiaMalaiseMarital ProblemAnxiety
AggressionWeight IncreasedLumbar Spinal StenosisBacterial InfectionDysuriaDyspnoeaSexual DysfunctionType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
TremorType 2 Diabetes MellitusMyositisOsteoarthritisAngerSuicide AttemptConfusional StateWeight Increased
AlcoholismPulmonary Granuloma NosDepressed MoodHeadacheChest DiscomfortSleep Apnoea SyndromeMood AlteredConstipation

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lithium Carbonate is effective57.14%
(28 of 49 people)
30.43%
(7 of 23 people)
Prozac is effective52.94%
(27 of 51 people)
27.27%
(6 of 22 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
AnxietyDiabetes Mellitus
Diabetes MellitusSuicide Attempt
NauseaVision Blurred
DepressionConstipation
Suicidal IdeationNausea
Weight IncreasedSuicidal Ideation
PainType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Suicide AttemptDepression
HeadacheChest Pain
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusAggression

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lithium Carbonate is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 20 people)
32.00%
(8 of 25 people)
24.24%
(8 of 33 people)
42.86%
(9 of 21 people)
21.88%
(7 of 32 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
Prozac is effectiven/an/a10.00%
(2 of 20 people)
25.00%
(7 of 28 people)
37.50%
(12 of 32 people)
22.73%
(5 of 22 people)
16.13%
(5 of 31 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug Exposure During PregnancyLeft Ventricular HypertrophySuicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationDepressionDiabetes MellitusTremorFall
Foetal Growth RetardationInsomniaFatigueVision BlurredNauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyAsthenia
Infantile Apnoeic AttackElectrocardiogram Qt ProlongedAggressionDiabetes MellitusAnxietyNauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusWeight Decreased
Premature BabyBipolar DisorderIrritabilitySuicide AttemptPainSuicide AttemptInsomniaPneumonia
Neonatal Respiratory Distress SyndromeAgitationWeight IncreasedDrug DependenceHypertensionConstipationTherapeutic Agent Toxicity
Apgar Score LowDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAggressionSuicidal IdeationBlood Cholesterol IncreasedNauseaCondition Aggravated
Agitation NeonatalThinking AbnormalDepressionType 2 Diabetes MellitusChest PainDiabetes MellitusGait Disturbance
Pulmonary EmbolismParanoiaSerotonin SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeFatigueSuicide AttemptDehydration
Neuroleptic Malignant SyndromeSedationDrug AbuseDiabetes MellitusObesityDepressionBlood Creatinine Increased
Suicide AttemptMalaiseOverdoseVision BlurredDepressionDrug Withdrawal SyndromeCardiac Failure Congestive

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have severe thought blocking and my speech is halted - almost like a stutter. I would like to know if it's due to the medicine. Also I would like to know if my UI has to do with the meds. I also have frequent bowl movements and sometimes I'm not able to make it to the bathroom in time.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • donna p on Jul, 12, 2013:

    I didn't experience neither suicidal ideation or anger on this combination of meds.
    I NEED all of them.

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Lithium Carbonate (lithium carbonate) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. 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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