Lithium carbonate and Alopecia - from FDA reports


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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,489 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA. 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 18,086 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Alopecia patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

15,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 101 people (0.65%) 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: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 85.15 %
  • male: 14.85 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.35 %
  • 20-29: 6.35 %
  • 30-39: 20.63 %
  • 40-49: 30.16 %
  • 50-59: 23.81 %
  • 60+: 12.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (31 people, 30.69%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (9 people, 8.91%)
  • Hepatitis C (8 people, 7.92%)
  • Depression (8 people, 7.92%)
  • Breast Cancer (4 people, 3.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (12 people, 11.88%)
  • Clonazepam (12 people, 11.88%)
  • Effexor (11 people, 10.89%)
  • Depakote (11 people, 10.89%)
  • Geodon (9 people, 8.91%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (19 people, 18.81%)
  • Nausea (16 people, 15.84%)
  • Fatigue (16 people, 15.84%)
  • Headache (14 people, 13.86%)
  • Drowsiness (14 people, 13.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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