Lithium carbonate and Brain damage - from FDA reports


Brain damage is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old 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, 17 have Brain damage. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain damage 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)

Brain Damage

Brain damage has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 1,010 Brain damage patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

15,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 17 people (0.11%) have Brain Damage

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Brain damage?

Gender of people who have Brain Damage when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 76.47 %
  • male: 23.53 %

Age of people who have Brain Damage when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 87.5 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (12 people, 70.59%)
  • Agitation (3 people, 17.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (12 people, 70.59%)
  • Neurontin (11 people, 64.71%)
  • Metoprolol Succinate (11 people, 64.71%)
  • Lamotrigine (11 people, 64.71%)
  • Diltiazem Hydrochloride (11 people, 64.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (11 people, 64.71%)
  • Swollen Tongue (10 people, 58.82%)
  • Speech Disorder (10 people, 58.82%)
  • Drug Hypersensitivity (9 people, 52.94%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (8 people, 47.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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