Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Alopecia?


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,179 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia 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 16,363 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 47,536 Alopecia patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

15,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 101 people (0.67%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Alopecia?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 41.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

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

  • female: 82.18 %
  • male: 17.82 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.23 %
  • 20-29: 11.27 %
  • 30-39: 26.76 %
  • 40-49: 28.17 %
  • 50-59: 16.9 %
  • 60+: 12.68 %

Severity if Alopecia when taking Lithium Carbonate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Alopecia **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (31 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (9 people)
  • Hepatitis C (7 people)
  • Depression (5 people)
  • Anxiety (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (14 people)
  • Lamictal (13 people)
  • Effexor (11 people)
  • Zoloft (8 people)
  • Ambien (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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