Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Akathisia?


Summary

Akathisia is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Olanzapine, and have Depression . We study 15,296 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.

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Lithium Carbonate

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 17,785 users)

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with confusional state, insomnia, psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, malaise (latest reports from 7,556 Akathisia patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

15,296 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 116 people (0.76%) have Akathisia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Akathisia?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Akathisia *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 23.08 %

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 60.87 %
  • male: 39.13 %

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.04 %
  • 10-19: 9.18 %
  • 20-29: 22.45 %
  • 30-39: 22.45 %
  • 40-49: 23.47 %
  • 50-59: 11.22 %
  • 60+: 9.18 %

Severity if Akathisia when taking Lithium Carbonate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 80 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Akathisia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (16 people, 13.79%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (14 people, 12.07%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (10 people, 8.62%)
  • Schizophrenia (9 people, 7.76%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (9 people, 7.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Olanzapine (17 people, 14.66%)
  • Seroquel (16 people, 13.79%)
  • Zyprexa (14 people, 12.07%)
  • Abilify (14 people, 12.07%)
  • Risperdal (12 people, 10.34%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (23 people, 19.83%)
  • Insomnia (22 people, 18.97%)
  • Agitation (22 people, 18.97%)
  • Restlessness (21 people, 18.10%)
  • Tremor (19 people, 16.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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